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Wu Ting
what does"the four-ton Lincoln, with Greer at the wheel"mean? “Meanwhile the motorcade was forming. It was a set piece for the Secret Service, with variations to allow for the unaccustomed presence of the Vice President. The luggage truck and a pilot car, manned by local police, cruised a quarter-mile ahead, sizing up the route. The motorcade proper was led by a police car whose passengers included the Secret Service man stationed in San Antonio and the Washington agent who had advanced the city. Then came the feature attraction: the four-ton Lincoln, with Greer at the wheel, Kellerman beside him, the Connallys on the jump seats, and the Kennedys in the rear. ” what does"the four-ton Lincoln, with Greer at the wheel"mean? Thanks!
Oct 21, 2012 8:42 AM
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Just to add: "four ton" means 4,000 pounds. It refers to how much the car weighs. A four ton Lincoln is a very heavy, expensive luxury car.
October 21, 2012
"four-ton Lincoln" refers to a car. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_%28automobile%29 Cars manufactured by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company were called "Lincolns" such as the Lincoln Continental. They are usually very expensive luxury cars. "Greer at the wheel" refers to the driver of the car whose name is "Greer".
October 21, 2012
Wu Ting
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