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English translation: hugging each other with one arm/ magical tools

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08:12 Mar 26, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: each embracing with one arm/levers that worked the secret engines of earth
Early this day, it had been out in the potato field while breaking up the ground with big grubbing hoes. They had stood awkward and wide-footed in the furrows, each embracing with one arm, gripping the hoe with their free hands.
Ada first thought to make some wry comment. Do I need to cough? But then she noted the hoe handles. The angle at which they descended to the dirt suggested levers that worked the secret engines of earth. She just went on about her business and let them be.
panyuan
English translation:hugging each other with one arm/ magical tools
Explanation:
They were working, but they used a free arm to hug each other. It seems were very much in love. The poetry of the situation gave even the hoe handles a special meaning, as if they had some magic connected to the workings of the earth.

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Note added at 7 mins (2004-03-26 08:19:40 GMT)
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Perhaps as if love were the main force of life.
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Melanie Nassar
United States
Local time: 17:10
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3 +2hugging each other with one arm/ magical tools
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hugging each other with one arm/ magical tools


Explanation:
They were working, but they used a free arm to hug each other. It seems were very much in love. The poetry of the situation gave even the hoe handles a special meaning, as if they had some magic connected to the workings of the earth.

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Note added at 7 mins (2004-03-26 08:19:40 GMT)
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Perhaps as if love were the main force of life.

Melanie Nassar
United States
Local time: 17:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 28
Grading comment
Thank you!

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