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What does "rough" mean in "sleep rough in a flophouse"? Does it mean the "bed" is rock hard? 2) What does "estate" mean in "a small estate of square white homes"? 3) What does "foster placements" mean in "I was familiar with the environs, having lived in several virtually identical houses in virtually identical streets during foster placements"? 4) What does "terrace" mean in "lived in a neat terrace behind the newer houses"? 5) "double-glazed doors" means "the door has two layers of glass like double-glazed window" or "there are two doors in the entrance"?
Aug 24, 2019 6:32 PM
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2) an estate is an area of land, in that case, an area of land in a town 3) children without parents that have not been adopted are either put in an orphanage, or in the homes of people that are their "foster parents". It is a temporary adoption. 5) the glazing is double - i.e. there are two layers of glass. This is a glass door, e.g. a sliding door with double glazing.
August 24, 2019
2. Estate is some property, house/flat 3. During foster placements = in foster care (used for children from unfavorable families) 4. kind of a patio, veranda
August 24, 2019
Sleeping rough is typically used for sleeping on the street, but here it means sleeping in very uncomfortable conditions
August 24, 2019
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