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English translation: a sepulchre is a tomb

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11:26 Aug 10, 2006
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Art/Literary - Other
English term or phrase: green sepulchre of the wood
Fabel felt a tightness in this chest. He looked up at the pale blue sky, down the path that led back to the parking area, into the green sepulchre of the woods and then back to the man and woman lying with their throats slashed to the spine.....
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English translation:a sepulchre is a tomb
Explanation:
"Green sepulchre of the wood" can be taken almost literally; the wood is a sepulchre because there is a dead body in it. But it also has the effect of making the wood sound an ominous, fearful place.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:23
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thank you very much indeed
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4 +7a sepulchre is a tomb
Jack Doughty


  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
gree sepulchre of the wood
a sepulchre is a tomb


Explanation:
"Green sepulchre of the wood" can be taken almost literally; the wood is a sepulchre because there is a dead body in it. But it also has the effect of making the wood sound an ominous, fearful place.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 268
Grading comment
thank you very much indeed

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kirill Semenov: as if a low dome of green foliage over the place of the murder
22 mins
  -> Thank you. Yes, that's a very good way of describing it.

agree  Caryl Swift: Yes, the wood had become a tomb both literally and atmospherically. :-)
32 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Will Matter: A cheery KudoZ question to start the morn. ;0) Dobroe utro, gentlemen.
33 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Dave Calderhead
35 mins
  -> Thank you.

agree  Suzan Hamer: And, if the bodies weren't there, one might call the woods a green cathedral.
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Can Altinbay
3 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  NancyLynn
3 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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Aug 10, 2006 - Changes made by NancyLynn:
Term askedgree sepulchre of the wood » green sepulchre of the wood


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