slit of window

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carolmoraiss

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Portuguese
Hi,

In Sanctuary, by William Faulkner, he uses the expression "slit of window" here:

"She looked at him, then at the narrow
slit of window. ´Stop that,´ Horace whispered.

Does it mean a tiny window or a window that is not completely open?

Thanks!
 
  • stez

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    english - australia
    The use of 'slit' implies that the window is long and narrow.
     

    PaulQ

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    UK
    English - England
    If you read the book, about one page earlier, it says, "Why are you sitting there, in front of that slit?" Horace said. "Why not get into the corner, and we'll put the mattress over you." The slit is a small window in the jail.
     
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