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what does cones ans sticks"mean? In anticipation she got a pencil, a pad, the copy of the sketch, set it all by her meditation cushion in her bedroom. Though an average artist at best in her own estimation, she thought she might be able to make any changes or additions that came into her mind right then and there. Already starting her breathing, she went to the closet for the box that held her incense—cones and sticks—and the various holders she’d col-lected over time.2. what does " the various holders she’d collected over time"here mean?what does "holder"mean?
Jun 16, 2015 1:43 PM
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Let me re-write the sentence "the various holders she’d collected over time". The different kinds of incense holders (things that hold the incense) that she had purchased or received over a period of time (period of time could be months or years). You can see some pictures of incense holders if you search for images of "incense holders". Here is one link: The term "over time" usually means that something or someone has changed after some amount of time, e.g., the education system and the transportation system in China has changed (improved) over (during) the last few years (over a period of time from the 1980's to 2015).
June 16, 2015
images of incense cones and sticks can be seen at:
June 16, 2015
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