Though he usually abridges, he occasionally amplifies arbitrarily the narratives of his authorities.
This Halaka is followed by a haggadic explanation of the prohibition: " iron abridges life while the altar prolongs it; iron causes destruction and misery, while the altar produces reconciliation between God and man; and therefore the use of iron cannot be allowed in making the altar."
3 His rendering is clear and idiomatic, and though he frequently abridges, the omissions never obscure the meaning or hinder the easy flow of the narrative.
Her incompetent editor abridges every chapter so ineffectively that the story practically disappears.
Lauren abridges the narrative on her museum tour when she knows that the tour group is pressed for time.
Carol excellently abridges her story about her time hiking the Appalacian Trail, without losing any of the charm or humor of the longer version.
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