Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘cilindro’ in the context? The outer part of the market has stalls selling leather goods, teakettles, every earthly thing for anyone that still has a nickel to rub against a dime. Inedibles are sold on the outside of the market, comestibles in the interior. The knife grinders with big naked arms stand at the entrance to the butchers’ avenue. Oystermen in white aprons wheel full carts up from the wharves. The cilindro man has one missing ear, and a monkey in a blue cap to dance to his organ music. How would you explain ‘cilindro’ in the last sentence? Thanks!
Mar 12, 2014 2:12 PM
Answers · 1
Cilindro can mean cylinder or it can mean top hat. This is only a guess, but maybe the organ grinder is wearing a top hat.
March 12, 2014
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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