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#1 2020-01-14 13:37:32

DavidTuggy
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a large beam

Got a kick out of this one:

[She is:] The woman who makes him awaken with a large beam on his face every evening.

After a drive of a couple of kilometres though, he stopped the car and deposited us in front of a large concrete edifice with a large beam on his face.

A high childish voice exclaimed as she looked at the little boy coming through the door with a large beam on his face, she nodded slowly as she stared at the kid

Calypso splashed and leaped through the water with a large beam on her face.

Beam = ’wide smile’ of course exists (though it is missing from some fairly complete dictionary definitions), but neither it nor “(light) beam” fits this context. The first example sounds rather torturous.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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