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Q: What does "if it came to it", "when put to it" ,and "rough handling by grief" mean?

S ENonetheless,ease and peace had left this people still curiously tough. They were,if it came to it, difficult to daunt or to kill; and they were, perhaps,so unwearyingly fond of good things not least because they could, when put to it, do without them,and could survive rough handling by grief,foe,...

 
 
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5:12 PM
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Q: What does "nothing that lived" and "doughty at bay" mean?

S E Though slow to quarell,and for sport killing nothing that lived,they were doughty at bay, and at need could still handle arms.

 
 
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8:55 PM
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Q: What is meant by «le Saint-Siège de la rue Sébastien-Bottin et la chapelle Sixtine de la rue Jacob»?

IkWeetHetOokNietA recent issue of the French magazine Marianne (3-9 January 2020) contained an article entitled Matzneff : de l'écrivain tendance au vieux dégueulasse by Guy Konopnicki. The article contains the following sentences (emphasis added): Qu'est-ce que Matzneff ? Un Humbert Humbert de bazar, qui n...

 
9:15 PM
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Q: What does "set out fair and square" mean in the text below?

S E they liked to have books filled with things that they already knew, set out fair and square with no contradiction.

 

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