a dust rose slugglishly about their thighs, spinning with slow motes

English translation: if you want to know what mote means...

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15:43 Oct 27, 2005
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English term or phrase: a dust rose slugglishly about their thighs, spinning with slow motes
when the negro opened the blinds of one window a faint dust
rose slugglishly about their thighs, spinning with slow motes in a single sunray
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English translation:if you want to know what mote means...
Explanation:
according to Webster
"1 a : a small particle (as of floating dust) : SPECK *motes danced in the shafts of sunlight Margaret Kennedy* b archaic : a bit of foreign matter in food or drink c obsolete : something extremely minute : TRIFLE, JOT, TITTLE
2 dialect Britain : STRAW, STALK
3 a : a small undeveloped seed or fragment that has not been removed in cotton ginning b : a black spot in yarn or cloth due to such an impurity"
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if you want to know what mote means...


Explanation:
according to Webster
"1 a : a small particle (as of floating dust) : SPECK *motes danced in the shafts of sunlight Margaret Kennedy* b archaic : a bit of foreign matter in food or drink c obsolete : something extremely minute : TRIFLE, JOT, TITTLE
2 dialect Britain : STRAW, STALK
3 a : a small undeveloped seed or fragment that has not been removed in cotton ginning b : a black spot in yarn or cloth due to such an impurity"

Jonathan MacKerron
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nick Lingris: And sluggish is slow, and dust is made up of those particles that are also called motes, and the thighs are the higher parts of our legs, and the next person to agree can say what spin is.
21 mins

agree  Dave Calderhead: spinning means girating ot rotating . (:-{)> Hi Nick Busy today?
38 mins

agree  Refugio: And blinds are window covering and do not have thighs. People do.
1 hr

agree  chopra_2002
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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