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Friday, July 28, 2017 9:47:21 AM
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 :)
Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:12:37 AM
Oh, I see my mistake !
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
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.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 9:58:03 AM
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)
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...
Sunday, July 23, 2017 6:06:24 AM
Quick question for you :
In the sentence : Now, vast caverns gaped wide with tenement houses and
What does "ore sluices" mean ?
I know the two words separately but I can't figure the meaning of the two of them combined
Cure the hide
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:16:49 AM
Thanks again guys, both for the answer and the spelling correction ;)
Cure the hide
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)
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:08:28 PM
Because it goes from top to bottom I guess (verticaly)
Hang in tatters
Sunday, July 16, 2017 10:04:47 AM
The second picture is exactly what I had in mind
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