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with plenty of garments on

English translation: wearing many layers of clothes

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English term or phrase:with plenty of garments on
English translation:wearing many layers of clothes
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15:46 Mar 11, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: with plenty of garments on
As in something like this:

He looks like a beast: huge figure, with huge arms, bare-cheested, with lust in his eyes. On the other hand, she is tiny, tightly dressed with plenty of garments on (like the Victorians did)...
Miroslawa Jodlowiec
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:36
layers of clothes
Explanation:
they wore many layers
undergarments
slips
petticoats
corsets
bustles
and then a dress

ankles could not be shown
very high-necked collars

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Note added at 47 mins (2004-03-11 16:34:12 GMT)
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they are contrasting the two characters (he is big and bare-chested, she is tiny and all wrapped up in many pieces of clothing)

the context does not indicate whether or not she likes it that way

if you give us sentences before and after, we could possibly figure that out

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Note added at 3 hrs 48 mins (2004-03-11 19:34:48 GMT)
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garment (as we have seen recently in this forum) is an antiquated term - better use clothes
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RHELLER
United States
Local time: 07:36
Grading comment
Thank you very much!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +13layers of clothesRHELLER


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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +13
layers of clothes


Explanation:
they wore many layers
undergarments
slips
petticoats
corsets
bustles
and then a dress

ankles could not be shown
very high-necked collars

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 47 mins (2004-03-11 16:34:12 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

they are contrasting the two characters (he is big and bare-chested, she is tiny and all wrapped up in many pieces of clothing)

the context does not indicate whether or not she likes it that way

if you give us sentences before and after, we could possibly figure that out

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Note added at 3 hrs 48 mins (2004-03-11 19:34:48 GMT)
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garment (as we have seen recently in this forum) is an antiquated term - better use clothes

RHELLER
United States
Local time: 07:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 66
Grading comment
Thank you very much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Todd Field: well put
0 min
  -> thanks T&M :-)

agree  Mag. Sabine Senn
4 mins
  -> thank kyou!

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou: Great, Rita!
4 mins
  -> hi Vicky :-)

agree  DGK T-I
5 mins
  -> where have you been Giuli?

agree  Kirill Semenov: truly sounds like Victorian era :) I knew they worn a lot of clothes but didn't knew such details :)
6 mins
  -> now you know how lucky you are to live in this century!

agree  Aquila Aurata: those were the days! :)
13 mins
  -> thanks Aquila (glad life is more simple, I think)

agree  jerrie: encased, wrapped up in many layers of clothes
18 mins
  -> yes, wrapped up, thanks Jerrie!

agree  xxxElena Sgarbo: I don't envy those Victorians... Hi Rita :-)
29 mins
  -> Hi Elena :-)

agree  Madeleine MacRae Klintebo
44 mins
  -> merci Madeleine :-)

agree  Armorel Young: and she is well covered up by all those layers
58 mins
  -> thanks Armorel :-)

agree  chopra_2002
1 hr
  -> thank you!

agree  Huijer
1 hr
  -> thanks Liesbeth!

agree  Hacene
3 hrs
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