Whats is the mean of "black-cad"? The complete phrase is: Pining medals on soldiers and black-cad members of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism-Service From The Economist: December 17 th 2016Sorry. "Pinning medals on soldiers and black-clad...."
Jan 20, 2017 1:05 AM
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Are you sure it wasn't "black-clad"? That would mean that they were dressed in black
January 20, 2017
I'm sure you meant "black-clad" which means they're wearing black clothing.
January 20, 2017
Yes, the original is here: http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21711884-our-columnist-travels-americas-outgoing-defence-secretary-afghanistan-and-iraq and it is "black-clad" and it means "dressed in black clothing." Also, the first word is "pinning," with two n's. "Pining" is actually a completely different word with a different pronunciation. Medals fasten to clothing with a sharp pin in the back, and "pinning" a medal means "attaching the medal to somebody's clothing."
January 20, 2017
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