On 3/12/2020 7:25 AM, between "Alexander Koryagin : All":
Scott Fitzgerald probably likes the word "patent".
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..he opened for us two hulking patent
cabinets which held his massed suits and
dressing-gowns and ties, and his shirts,
piled like bricks in stacks a dozen high.
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What did he mean here?
Since patent is a form of treated leather, I would picture this cabinet to be some kind of leather upholstered storage unit on the outside.
The rest of the description describes the clothes as large in quantity (so the cabinet is probably over-sized), and the piles of clothes where folded very neatly and precisely, and stored very evenly.
Daudz baltu dieniņu, Laimiņa dodi, Diženi raženi, Dzīvojoti!
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