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D00M
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018 11:36:34 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

What is the difference between a terrace and a sun terrace?

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
palapaguy
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018 11:48:35 PM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

What is the difference between a terrace and a sun terrace?


No difference.

The dictionary definition of "terrace" is "a level paved area or platform next to a building; a patio or veranda.
synonyms: patio, sundeck, platform, porch, stoop, veranda, balcony, "dinner on the terrace"

Terraces tend to be out in the open, with exposure to the sun.
thar
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 3:28:02 AM

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It also helps if it faces south! Whistle

Romany
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:29:05 AM
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A terrace can also be a landscape feature: rice and grapes for example, are often planted in terraces.Many hills in Europe and UK are terraced as a result of ancient hill fortresses.

So if you come across a sentence describing how "She sat down on the highest terrace of the hillside to gaze at the landscape" it doesn't mean that the hillside is helpfully covered with patios or verandahs. It means she was sitting on the highest flat-topped embankment of the hill.
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Romany wrote:

A terrace can also be a landscape feature: rice and grapes for example, are often planted in terraces.Many hills in Europe and UK are terraced as a result of ancient hill fortresses.

So if you come across a sentence describing how "She sat down on the highest terrace of the hillside to gaze at the landscape" it doesn't mean that the hillside is helpfully covered with patios or verandahs. It means she was sitting on the highest flat-topped embankment of the hill.


To illustrate Romanys point these structures on Glastonbury Tor are terraces.



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D00M
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:59:43 AM

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Thank you all.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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thar wrote:
It also helps if it faces south! Whistle



Unless you're in the Land of Oz. Whistle
ozok
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2018 1:53:37 PM
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I have often stood on the Pavilion Roof Terrace at Lord’s.



ps. In the 'Land of Oz' it's advised to stay OUT of the sun.





just sayin'
D00M
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Why is it advised to stay out of the sun in the Land of OZ?

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
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just sayin'
Romany
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:59:40 AM
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Doom,

It's not just suggested in Australia, but in all very hot countries nowadays. Years ago people used to regard the sun as health-giving and advised people to get as much as possible. Now that the consequences of sun-damage have been researched thoroughly and the incidences of carcinoma have been flagged as related, the official line is to stay out of it as much as possible.

However, a lot of hot countries revolve around outdoor sports and recreation, especially beach-related activities. So you end up with two very divided sets of people: - those who don't venture down the beach until after 4pm and even then do so swathed from neck-to knee in both sun-block and long-sleeves etc: and those who slap on sun-screen regularly and continue to surf, swim, play volley-ball, sit around the pool and have bbq's.

The most prominant result of the stay-out-of-the-sun idea when it was first introduced was that thousands of people - mostly children - in Oz. started suffering the effects of Vitamin D deficiency!!

I guess the thing to do in this, as in most proscriptions, is to learn to steer a sensible course between one extreme and the other.
thar
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People (I think) tend to look at Australia on a map and see it as the 'bottom' of the southern hemisphere. But the hemispheres are very lop-sided. People associate Australia with beaches and deserts and tropical rainforests - but because of the effect of the ocean current around Antarctica and onshore winds the south at least has fairly mild climate.

I don't think most people realise how far north it really is, and what that means in terms of the intensity of sunlight because of the angle it hits at.

Put it at the equivalent lattitude in the north, and you see this is a place where people cover up completely because of the fierce sun!

Brisbane is at the same latitude as the capital of Western Sahara.





But because of the effect of that Southern Ocean it appears much milder than it really is in terms of sunlight intensity. There are cold currents around the Southern Ocean, and prevailing winds cooling the edges of the landmass of Australia.





That combination is very dangerous [edit - for white-skinned people with European ancestry] - the temperature tricks you into thinking you could be in southern Europe, but the sun is the same as Saharan Africa or Central America.
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