What does this sentence mean?
Hi, I'm originally norwegian, so when I read books in english there are always some words I don't understand. I am reading eclipse and came over this sentence: "A cliff face rose sheer beside us, bare rough gray stone". I didn't understand what a cliff face rose sheer is... Someone who knows? Thank you! :)
- AkkuratLv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
Others have given definitions of the various words, so I will give the Norwegian translation:
"A cliff face rose sheer beside us, bare rough gray stone"
= "Fjellsiden reiste seg bratt ved siden av oss, bar, ru og grå stein."Source(s): http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sheer [Defintions of "sheer"]
- Anonymous7 years ago
A cliff face is a thing. It is the top of the cliff. "rose" is a verb in this case, as in "the sun rose over the horizon". Finally, "sheer" is an adjective. Hope that helps a little. If you need any more help with translations, feel free to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- LC InstructorLv 77 years ago
It means you're walking along the trail, and on the side of you is a straight, vertical wall of gray stone.
The wall of gray stone (cliff face) rises vertically (sheer) next to you.