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> p. 393Not colloquial, no, but probably a good description of a very light, teasing touch.
> I find here "and her hand on his penis became maddening as feathers". Is
> "maddening as feathers" a colloquial expression?
> p. 445A vegetable. They are green pods, and turn disturbingly slimy when boiled. In Southern/Cajun cuisine, this is used to make stews, gumbos etc. Doesn't taste much of anything. There's a picture at http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/veggies/okra1.html.
> Kid is offered a plate with "corn, peas okra". What is okra?
> p. 451Yes.
> Kamp speaking. At the end of his speech: "Everyone laughed. Kid thought: Is
> he for real?"
> Now, is Kid meaning: "Is Kamp speaking seriously?" Or what?
> p. 477OR simply a shapeless flower - perhaps damaged, perhaps that way from nature.
> Kid is looking at a cactus in Harrison's house. He notices that from the
> plant "hung what looked like a pink tissue. Two steps nearer, and Kid saw
> it was the rag of a flower".
> The "rag" of a flower is the petal of a flower, maybe ragged?
Maurizio, I was in Milano a couple of weeks ago - my first visit to Italy. I thought of you when passing libraries...