Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘speed’ in the context? Frida kept her mouth closed for several kilometers, which improved her driving. Running through the speeds in the Roadster with the gear-shifter on the floor looked simple, compared to the Model T with its hand-grip levers for running the accelerator and clutch. Even so, Frida grinds the gears like a butcher. The Chevrolet even has a gauge showing the gasoline level, so you don’t have to guess when it’s running out. Sometimes César forgets and lets the Model T run so low he has to back it up a hill, to drain out the last of the fuel from the tank under the seat. That would be Frida’s style as well. How would you explain ‘speed’ in the sentence: Running through the speeds in the Roadster…? Thank! PS: It’s from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jul 24, 2014 10:10 AM
Answers · 1
It means "running through/testing each speed setting of the Roadster by using the gear-shifter."
July 24, 2014
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