Again the arch yawns?

sampathronjay

Senior Member
Sinhala
I suppose the the highlighted part means the curtains swaying up and down.

At last coffee is brought in, and the gentlemen are
summoned. I sit in the shade—if any shade there be in this
brilliantly-lit apartment; the window-curtain half hides
me. Again the arch yawns; they come. The collective
appearance of the gentlemen, like that of the ladies, is very
imposing: they are all costumed in black; most of them are
tall, some young.

Jane Eyre
Chapter 17
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    There's an arch between the dining room and the room where Jane is sitting. There's a curtain drawn across the arch, and every time someone moves from one room to the other, the curtain is drawn aside. Metaphorically, the arch yawns: the space opens up.
     

    sampathronjay

    Senior Member
    Sinhala
    There's an arch between the dining room and the room where Jane is sitting. There's a curtain drawn across the arch, and every time someone moves from one room to the other, the curtain is drawn aside. Metaphorically, the arch yawns: the space opens up.
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