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Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context. honing our seafaring skills ominous silence Mayday calls pinpricks in the vast ocean a tousled head - English Core

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Notice these expressions in the text. Infer their meaning from the context.

  • honing our seafaring skills

  • ominous silence

  • Mayday calls

  • pinpricks in the vast ocean

  • a tousled head

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Solution

  • honing our seafaring skills: this refers to the efforts made by the author and his wife, to perfect or sharpen their seafaring skills.

  • ominous silence: the silence here refers to impending danger.

  • Mayday calls: Mayday calls are radio-telephonic words which signal aircraft or ships stuck in a disastrous situation.

  • pinpricks in the vast ocean: this phrase expresses the search for two small islands in the vast ocean.

  • a tousled head: this refers to hair in disarray or the disarranged hair of the author’s son, Jonathan

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NCERT Class 11 English (Core Course) - Hornbill
Chapter 2 We’re Not Afraid to Die... if We Can All Be Together
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 13
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