a glimpse of the vessel being built when they toured the....

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sb70012

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Azerbaijani/Persian
The Girl Scouts were permitted a glimpse of the vessel being built when they toured the Navy Yard.
I don't have its source but this Google link may help you.

I can't understand the blue part at all.
To me, the blue part means that the members were allowed to build a large boat for when they wanted to travel to the Navy Yard. :mad::mad::mad:

Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me?

Thank you.
 
  • Myridon

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    English - US
    "permitted a glimpse of" = allowed to see for a short time (or perhaps at a distance) - they weren't allowed to examine it thoroughly.
    While they were taking a tour of the Navy Yard, the Girl Scouts were allowed to see the vessel which was being built.
     
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