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Topic: Gypsy
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 9:47:21 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
The actual gypsy moth is normal moth-shaped:

Then there's also a ship and a pub . . .

Yes, I did some researching to verify the information :)
Topic: Gypsy
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:12:37 AM
Oh, I see my mistake !
Topic: Gypsy
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 5:31:19 AM
Hi everybody, it has been a few days since I last encountered some unknown English phrases but I stumbled upon one this morning :

The smoke curled into the form of a gypsy moth.

My question here is : What is the meaning of the word "gypsy" in this particular sentence.

I know this refers to a certain comunity but it seems unlikely considering the fact that it qualifies a butterfly. So I thought there might be an other meaning that I was not aware of.

Thank you
Topic: Ore sluices
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:58:03 AM
NKM wrote:
I've long been familiar with the word "sluice" in various industrial settings, but I'd never heard it used for simply washing (bedpans or otherwise).

We live and learn!

This is why I love my job. Translating allows me to learn new things every day :) (both in English and in French)
Topic: Ore sluices
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:51:23 AM
Thank you thar.

I did not know about the washing purpose of sluices (not even explained in the dictionaries I consulted). Now this makes sens.

Edit: it was actually explained in the dictionary, I just missed the entry...
Topic: Ore sluices
Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:06:24 AM
Quick question for you :

In the sentence : Now, vast caverns gaped wide with tenement houses and ore sluices.

What does "ore sluices" mean ?
I know the two words separately but I can't figure the meaning of the two of them combined
Topic: Cure the hide
Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:16:49 AM
Thanks again guys, both for the answer and the spelling correction ;)
Topic: Cure the hide
Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4:00:13 AM
Hi all, it's me again with some translation issues.

Here is the full sentence :
His leather gloves brushed against my fingers, and I felt the slight sting of the holy oils used to cure the hide.

I understand that "the hide" here refers to the skin of the animal used to make the gloves (correct me if I'm wrong).
However I don't understand the use of the verb "cure" in the sentence. Does it refer to the process of tanning the animal to make the glove or is it a way to say that holy oil was poured on purpose on the glove to repeal vampires (the book is about vampires)

Topic: vertical list
Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:08:28 PM
Because it goes from top to bottom I guess (verticaly)
Topic: Hang in tatters
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:04:47 AM
The second picture is exactly what I had in mind

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