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    Expression/help

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    Expression/help
    Message from papitte posted on 17-07-2017 at 01:57:10 (D | E | F)
    Hello
    I'm reading a novel then I found this : "snow stole down my spine".
    Can you explain it please?
    Thank you for your help.


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    Edited by lucile83 on 17-07-2017 06:38


    Re: Expression/help from dsmith, posted on 17-07-2017 at 05:12:09 (D | E)
    Hello,
    To steal can mean to take something from someone...but it also has another meaning. To come or go secretly, unexpectedly or gradually. To sneak, slide, slip.
    So the sentence means that the snow gradually or unexpectedly moved down my back. I imagine some snow fell into his collar and it slid down his back under his shirt. brrrr. cold.



    Re: Expression/help from mah, posted on 17-07-2017 at 06:18:00 (D | E)
    Hello everybody!
    It means that snow moved toward my back quietly. Best wishes




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