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Post time 2006-5-5 12:54:56 |Display all floors
What's the meaning of "in days of old " and why?

The horse darted out before I could finish my words.
Is "darted" properly used?

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Post time 2006-5-5 13:06:04 |Display all floors
No one really uses "in the days of old," but it means "in the past" (if that doesn't help I'll try and think of another way to say it).

"The hourse darted out before I could finish my words."
Yeah, darted is used properly here.  I'm just wondering what a "horse" is.  Did you mean "horse"?

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Post time 2006-5-5 13:06:55 |Display all floors
oh, it's a terrible misspelling.
Thanks!!

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Post time 2006-5-5 13:09:25 |Display all floors
Heh, I misspelled your misspelling when I said that!

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Post time 2006-5-5 18:13:06 |Display all floors
"back in the old days' is still used, obviously mostly by older people.

"In days of old" is probably an old-fashioned expression and would be very rarely used in normal conversation.

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Post time 2006-5-5 18:17:27 |Display all floors
nitpicking perhaps, but do horses and other large animals "dart" out.
raced
galloped
thundered (maybe) - certainly 'thundered past'.

Daryed is OK though and certainly expressed the speed part of the action, but not the noise that goes with it.

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