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What is "truncations flash and dot"? The context: "His style, always telegraphic – Why do you make suchshort sentences? I used to say – is now more so. He is in danger of self-­‐parody: full stops, commas, dashes and truncations flash and dot all over the text. "
Aug 9, 2016 6:45 PM
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"flash and dot" are used here as verbs, not nouns. 

"truncations" is the final noun in a list of 4, all of which are the subjects of "flash and dot". 

A "truncation" is a sudden shortening.  So if I started a sentence and then......   I've just given you an example of a truncated sentence.

"flash and dot" mean that the text is full of these textual features which the writer is critical of, in the case of this particular writer. 

August 9, 2016
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