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English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:a woodman's bent
The author has bought a squirrel from an organic farm but cannot get himself to it it. The story ends like this:
They'd forgotten to joint it and it looked... yes, just like a naked, dead, defurred squirrel. I tried talking tough to it, but this didn't make it any the more immediately cookable. Eventually I gave it away to a poor student with a ***woodman's bent***. And I have never been back to order another one.
My problem is the bit between **. I understand what the words mean but I suspect it does not mean literally that he enjoys woodcarving, but rather that he is someone who might be inclined to eat a forest beast such as a squirrel.