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 Post subject: Re: Harridan Of Yore
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:44 am 
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A longshot maybe but the word - awning (a synonnym for wrapping/cover up)
http://thesaurus.com/browse/awning

Her awning sleek and thick
Could it be the cover/clothes it means

I think of this harridan as a witch so maybe it's something like this pic
http://petalingjaya.olx.com.my/inner-ne ... -452506350

English isn't my native language so I might be completely way off :)

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 Post subject: Re: Harridan Of Yore
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:56 am 
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Her(unsure of this lyric) sleek and thick.

Could it be some type of fur coat or some type of fur around her neck? (sleek and thick)

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 Post subject: Re: Harridan Of Yore
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Do I hear Ermine as in the fur?

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 Post subject: Re: Harridan Of Yore
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Do I hear Ermine as in the fur?

I think that might be it! I'm willing to accept that this is the lyric. Nicely done, Jerry.

"Her ermine sleek and thick."

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 Post subject: Re: Harridan Of Yore
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:14 pm 
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The other night it was driving me crazy and I had to figure it out. Ermine makes sense but it could be something else too. Awning as posted above could work too.

"Her hair was white as snow" Ermines are white so that could be it.

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 Post subject: Re: Harridan Of Yore
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Awning as posted above could work too.

Only if "awning" means something different to a Brit than it does here. In America an "awning" is a canopy hanging over the side of a building, not an article of clothing. If in England they think it means an article of clothing, well then maybe. But I don't hear a nasal "ng" sound in GP's mumble.

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