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    I had been re-reading my copy of the "CP Bible" The Savage Garden and the phrase "strapped-shaped" as Peter D'Amato used kept jumping out at me. I couldn't help but wonder what this odd phrase meant, exactly?
    For me, strapped is what happens when something is struck by a strap or is held down (in place) with one. It is a verb, denoting the action of the same, not an adjective. What does it mean when used together "hyphenated" with the word "shaped"; "strapped-shaped"? To me the hyphenated combination would mean, "shaped like being struck by a strap".
    If anyone can provide any insight on this I would greatly appreciate it.




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    Hi Jo

    The description comes from a strap or belt.
    Strap leaf Vanda for example have long, thin, belt shaped leaves.
    Hope that helps, Troy.

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    Cool

    With my understanding of the English language, I would agree with you, Joseph. It's not very clear. I think he probably intended to mean how Troy deciphered it but D'Amato could have used better terms. IMHO
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