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Old 11-28-2009, 03:45 AM
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But suppose that before that sentence, the author had been describing the activities of Thanksgiving Day. He had just described the noon meal. And then: "The snow fell nor did it cease to fall."

Wouldn't you have a fairly good idea of what the writer meant? It wouldn't be precise, but I would think that the author was in for a long snowfall lasting at least until well after dark. It could have lasted until about daybreak of the next day. Maybe the continuing narrative would give a clue.

It is grammatical, and although I hesitate at first, the sentence is so beautiful in it rhythm and imagery that I love it and wonder where it's been all these years!