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Hamid Amiri
what 'a husk of molded leather' means? She's carrying two skateboards, two backpacks, the banjo in its scratched-up case—a husk of molded leather that’s always looked to her like a giant key but now seems more like a coffin. thank you
Sep 17, 2018 5:09 AM
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Your phrase is a bit poetic, and metaphorical. It certainly isn't something you would hear in normal conversation. A 'husk' is the shell of a seed, such as wheat or rice. It is a hard, protective, close-fitting cover. The writer is using that idea to describe the banjo case. Like many musical instrument cases, it is made out of leather that has been moulded around a former, so that it is the same shape as the instrument.
September 17, 2018
Hamid Amiri
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English, Persian (Farsi)
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English