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Is “it started to grow arms” understandable here?

I write kinda fairy-tale, and there are two people who turned into other beings. When they begin to change into human form, I wrote that one sentence: "In their stony bodies it/there started to ...
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through-wall meaning

I was reading a standard (DS-1 Drill Stem Inspection) and I saw the following sentence: The reference standard for flux leakage transverse flaw detection units shall be a through-wall drilled hole ...
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Understanding “Cracker”

What does "cracker" mean in these passages from The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth: 1: QUINN. Where’s Michael? CAITLIN. Flat on his cracker in bed. 2: MICHAEL. Morning, Tom Kettle. Where’s m’da? ...
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How to quickly understand mutliple continuous parenthetical phrases?

The problem comes when I try to understand (multiple) continuous parentheses, for example: Summary of text leading up to this: someone purpose to eliminate 13 majors about humanities since they are ...
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What's the difference between the usage of different and other in these contexts?

Source The journey is called off, replanned for some other time. Source:A School Prospectus The school has well equipped computer labs. The students use the facilities to develop ...
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Confused between conditional sentences

If I had had more time, I would have solved the puzzle. [Past unreal/Past+Past] (I did not have more time so I did not solve the puzzle.) If I had more time, I would have solved the puzzle. [Mixed ...