wavy yard

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  • OMT

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    English - United States
    That's an odd sentence, but I'd imagine it refers to the wavy pattern made by a lawnmower as it cut the grass.
     

    panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    Mama’s yard represents a private space free of the regrets and shortcomings that have infiltrated Mama’s life. The yard appears in the first and last sentences of the story, connecting the events and bookending the action. The yard has been meticulously prepared for Dee’s arrival. Mama is sensitive to every detail of the yard’s appearance, referring to the wavy designs she and Maggie have made in the dirt as they tidied it.
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