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Wu Ting
How would you explain this sentence? As the parish still inclines down towards Wolmer-forest, at the juncture of the clays and sand the soil becomes a wet, sandy loam, remarkable for timber, and infamous for roads. The oaks of Temple and Blackmoor stand high in the estimation of purveyors, and have furnished much naval timber; while the trees on the freestone grow large, but are what workmen call shakey, and so brittle as often to fall to pieces in sawing. How would you explain “infamous for roads” in the first sentence? PS: this extract is taken from The Natural History of Selborne. Thanks!Does it mean the soil wasn't suitable for buidling roads? Or does it mean the soil was hard to walk through?
10 de jun de 2013 7:11
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infamous for roads = the roads were bad
10 de Junio de 2013
Wu Ting
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