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what does it mean? is it a simile? Outside Parkland, Theron Ward added his tan Buick coupe to the tangled junkyard. He might as well have arrived in a tumbrel. He was on his way to an execution of sorts. A justice of the peace cou make no peace between the militants in Major Medicine; he could only mangle his own reputation.】 what does "arrived in a tumbrel"mean?
Jun 25, 2013 8:21 AM
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The sentence is referring to his car (the tan Buick) being in such bad shape that it wasn't any better than a tumbrel. A tumbrel is an old cart that usually gets pulled along by a horse. Here is a picture of one: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7488326600_00ff7ab3d8_z.jpg This is another "sarcastic" type sentence.
June 25, 2013
A tumbrel is the name given to the carts that were used during the French revolution to carry/transport a condemned person to the guillotine. Trumbrel = farmer's cart
June 25, 2013
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