flitch

abcdtranslation

New Member
Romanian- Romania
Hello! Could anyone tell me what does the word 'flitch' refer to here? Context:


In the last years of the Seventeenth Century there was to be found among the fops and fools of the London coffeehouses one rangy, gangling flitch called Ebenezer Cooke...
 
  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Hello,

    Welcome to the Romanian forum.

    I think the preceding words might be a hint: rangy (slender, with long arms), gangling (tall and lanky). Seems likely then that the second definition of flitch applies:
    a long, thin wooden board.

    Mai pe românește, omul avea forma (și grația?) unei scânduri (sau chiar șipci).
     
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