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What does "tower upward like a huge rock toppling," mean? " An enormous senility seemed to have settled upon him. One could have imagined him thousands of years old. I fired again into the same spot. At the second shot he did not collapse but climbed with desperate slowness to his feet and stood weakly upright, with legs sagging and head drooping. I fired a third time. That was the shot that did for him. You could see the agony of it jolt his whole body and knock the last remnant of strength from his legs. But in falling he seemed for a moment to rise, for as his hind legs collapsed beneath him he seemed to "tower upward like a huge rock toppling," his trunk reaching skyward like a tree. He trumpeted, for the first and only time. And then down he came, his belly towards me, with a crash that seemed to shake the ground even where I lay." What does "tower upward like a huge rock toppling," mean?
Jun 1, 2013 10:30 PM
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The elephant's hind legs collapsed, as mentioned, so it naturally fell into a sitting position. With it's trunk facing upward adding to the elephant's largeness, it seemed even taller than normal - or tower-like. That's the best way I can find to explain it actually.. lol hope that makes sense. ^^ And some synonyms of the word Topple are: overturn - tumble - overthrow - fall
June 1, 2013
Tane테인 Ok! :-)
June 1, 2013
this is about an elephant, right?
June 1, 2013
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