"Her putting that eagle in the stable all night," Dunbar said. "Ain't she afeared of some fox or other varmint getting it?"

Ross looked up from his sandwich and nodded at the dead snake.

"If it can handle a boss rattler like that one it can handle anything on four legs or even two if it come to that. I'd no more strut up and tangle with that eagle than I'd tangle with the one what can tame such a critter," Ross concluded.

Source: Serena by Ron Rash

This paragraph was in an exam.

  • 4
    What specifically don't you understand? (About the sentence, not paragraph.) People often look down at their food while they're eating it, so looking "away" at something else would normally involve looking up. Commented Mar 12, 2023 at 11:17
  • 1
    Actually looked up could mean to search for and find in a text, index, etc. The phrase @Fateme needs to understand is, Looked up from. You can look up the phrase looked up from in any online dictionary.
    – EllieK
    Commented Apr 13, 2023 at 12:46

1 Answer 1


Ross was eating his sandwich and looking at it while he was eating. Then, he looked up (in other words he stopped looking at the sandwich) and nodded at the snake)...

  • How is this an answer??
    – Lambie
    Commented Dec 9, 2023 at 15:03

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .