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Tony 1963



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject: beneath the house? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I just can't understand the meaning of "beneath the house" in the following sentence:
"Smitty dropped by for a visit and soon found himself beneath the house with the quiet aviator."

Would you please help me?
Thanks.
Tony
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to google it to get a little more context. It appears that the house he lived in was the kind that has a crawl space underneath where the pipes are, because more of the sentence said, "Smitty dropped by for a visit and soon found himself beneath the house with the quiet aviator, wrapping pipes with insulation tape." The Aviator refers to Neil Armstrong, who apparently didn't speak much.
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Tony 1963



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Lorikeet !
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