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What does it mean by "string and spring flowers"? I'm reading a novel. And there's a sentence going like this: "a house that smelled of string and spring flowers". Could anyone help me with the meaning of "string and spring flowers"? Thank you.
Aug 9, 2018 8:34 AM
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Well the smell of organic twine is a sort of dusty organic dryness while spring flowers are not a very strong smell and depend on the region you come from, in the UK these could be daffodils which are pretty strong but I suspect the author means lighter perfumes. So the house smells of gentle flowery perfumes and dusty material. Sounds like a house unused for 4 to 6 months.
August 9, 2018
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