his boots was caked with mud.

quietdandelion

Banned
Formosa/Chinese
When he came back from the field, his boots were caked with mud.



Is it correct to paraphrase the underlined part as "his boots were covered with lumps of mud?"
Thanks.
 
  • nichec

    Senior Member
    Chinese(Taiwan)/English(AE)
    When he came back from the field, his boots were caked with mud.



    Is it correct to paraphrase the underlined part as "his boots were covered with lumps of mud?"
    Thanks.
    I prefer "caked with mud" though. It's like saying "Her face is caked with makeup", I always find it funny :D

    (dictionary.com)

    To cover or fill with a thick layer, as of compacted matter: a miner whose face was caked with soot.
     

    quietdandelion

    Banned
    Formosa/Chinese
    I prefer "caked with mud" though. It's like saying "Her face is caked with makeup", I always find it funny :D

    (dictionary.com)

    To cover or fill with a thick layer, as of compacted matter: a miner whose face was caked with soot.
    Thanks, nichec.
    I also find it funny--Her face is caked with makeup.
     
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