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What does rectangular mean when decribing a person? The sentence is from a movie: My mum was lovely, but not like other mums. There was something solid about her. Something rectangular, busy and unsentimental. What does rectangular mean here? Thank you :)
Jul 1, 2015 5:04 AM
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I wouldn't say it's a common word used to describe someone in speech but here, I think it is being used metaphorically. From the context, I think it means that the mother is very strict, emotionless, and strong, similar to the shape of a rectangular which is very rigid, solid, and straightforward.
July 1, 2015
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