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nilsenvocabulary-6-Clothing - 21 1 Chapter 6 Clothing...

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Unformatted text preview: 21 1 Chapter 6 Clothing Metaphors Some clothing terms are ironic: Crowning someone could be part of a coronation Or you could crown someone by hitting them on the head. Many clothing terms are actions: Spinning or weaving yarns, Zip mail, Velcroid, Tanning Clothing analogies: Corset, bracelet, anklet, helmet Muff, cuff, ruff Shirt, skirt (Nilsen & Nilsen 129) 21 2 Vocabulary Plus: A Source-Based Approach www.ablongman.com/nilsen By Don L. F. Nilsen And Alleen Pace Nilsen 21 3 Interesting Etymologies Foothills, outskirts and skirting an issue are marginal. Girdle relates to the girth of a horse. Having something up your sleeve Hood of a car is British Bonnet Jackets relates to jacks and le jacquerie. Book jacket, record jacket, Jack of all trades Pants comes from the pantaloons of Commedia dellarte (16 th C) Sabotage (wooden shoes are sabots) Trunk of a car is British boot Wearing the pants in the family is sexist. (Nilsen & Nilsen 130-133) 21 4 Amedia Bedelia Literalizations Cape of Good Hope Coat of arms Drawing the drapes Hood of a car Outskirts of the city Ragtime music paint (Nilsen & Nilsen 132) 21 5 Body Coverings Vest | Dress | Shirt | Unmentionables Bulletproof vest Investiture Investment Vested interests Vestry Dresser Dressing Window dressing Give someone the shirt of your back Keep your shirt...
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nilsenvocabulary-6-Clothing - 21 1 Chapter 6 Clothing...

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