cruel and treeless teeth of those peaks

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08:12 Apr 12, 2005
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English term or phrase: cruel and treeless teeth of those peaks
A sentence from Stephen King's novel like this: He turned and ate the other half of as he watched the sun over the mountains where Jake had died-- first seeming to catch on the cruel and treeless teeth of those peaks,then rising above them.

How to understand "first seeming to catch on the cruel and treeless teeth of those peaks, then rising above them.

Macky
macky
Local time: 15:18
English translation:below
Explanation:
First it seemed as if the rising sun was stopped by the mountain which looked like teeth of a huge wild beast, but then the sun rised above the mountain peaks.

Peaks are sharp and highest points of the mountains. There are no trees on the peaks, that's why they are "treeless". The rocks look cruel like sharp teeth.
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Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 10:18
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Explanation:
First it seemed as if the rising sun was stopped by the mountain which looked like teeth of a huge wild beast, but then the sun rised above the mountain peaks.

Peaks are sharp and highest points of the mountains. There are no trees on the peaks, that's why they are "treeless". The rocks look cruel like sharp teeth.

Kirill Semenov
Ukraine
Local time: 10:18
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Yes, and maybe there is the idea too of the sun 'catching' on the teeth, and then escaping from them (unlike Jake) and 'rising above' them / Thanks, KS! / Not usually my scene, but your descriptions make me want to... :-)
1 min
  -> As for Jake, his death was dramatical: Roland faced a choice to save the boy's life or to continue his pursuit of the Dark Tower. The latter prevailed, though he loved the boy + You ought if you have not yet :) The books are masterpieces!

agree  Derek Gill Franßen: Exactly, the teeth (the peaks) are so jagged that they seem to catch (or snag) the sun, before it rises further. :-)
2 mins
  -> "jagged" -- yes, this is the right word, thank you. Jagged like teeth of a ferocious beast

agree  Muhammad Zikri: wow, that is clever
2 mins
  -> thank you :)

agree  Nik-On/Off: Wow, it is just this part that I read in the morning today
3 mins
  -> :) Enjoy Stephen King's best ever saga ! :)

agree  Maria Karra
9 mins

agree  Kevin Kelly
27 mins

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
53 mins

agree  PRAKAASH: The words are really masterpieces and a wonderful description of the rising sun above the mountain peaks. In hindi, there is a poem regarding himalayan peaks, 'khada himalaya bata raha hai daro na andhi pani say......' by Mr. 'Nepali' & here peaks r Bten
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  -> not only the words, all the books in `the Dark Tower' series are perfect :)

agree  Java Cafe
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agree  RebeW
4 hrs

agree  humbird: Yes, maybe it is a very rocky mountain peak, where its shape looks like teeth of wild, carniborous animals.
7 hrs
  -> I think it's a mountain chain with several sharp peaks. Anyway, a nice metaphor :)
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