to be strung about with something


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He had an enormous rucksack on his back and was strung about with optical equipment.
Source : Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
Context: The character is a birder, on his way to Fair Isle.

he was strung about with optical equipment means he strung the optical equipment to himself, right?

Thank you.
  • Hildy1

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    English - US and Canada
    I would guess he has many pieces of equipment hanging on straps from his shoulders, like this.

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