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bossy gold

Discussion in 'English Only' started by mia0815, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. mia0815

    mia0815 Senior Member

    Taiwan
    Taiwanese
    And each day the sound of her voice became sweeter to his ears. So sweet was her voice that he forgot his nets and his cunning, and had no care of his craft. Vermilion-finned and with eyes of bossy gold, the tunnies went by in shoals, but he heeded them not. His spear lay by his side unused, and his baskets of plaited osier were empty.

    Oscar Wilde's The Fisherman and His Soul

    Does 'eyes of bossy gold' means 'bulging golden eyes'?

    Please help. Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  2. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Yes, that's exactly how I would interpret it:).
     
  3. mia0815

    mia0815 Senior Member

    Taiwan
    Taiwanese
    Thank you. Sorry for the confusion. :eek:
     

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