One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The Avon winds through the grounds which are laid out in the English fashion - though with a certain absence of the stiffness and trimness of English pleasure grounds.’
- ‘The anxiety is not about the trimness of their figures, but the decorations on the shoulders and neck of the army uniform, when donned by senior officers.’
- ‘We seek to fill our empty spaces with objects, titles, and transitory self-images of youth and trimness.’
- ‘But he has done so with a resolute trimness, a disciplined avowal to say the poem only as it says itself, and no more.’
- ‘I love the trimness and casual uniformity of estate villages; they are what foreigners probably imagine all English villages to be like and, of course, come complete with squire.’
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