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tirats a cordill

English translation: in a row, lined up

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Catalan term or phrase:tirats a cordill
English translation:in a row, lined up
Entered by: Martin Moore
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23:32 Oct 17, 2002
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Catalan term or phrase: tirats a cordill
“Em vaig veure sorprès al trobar els edificis tan alegres [...] és un espectacle molt agradable el de totes aquestes cases tan ben alineades, pintades de diferents colors, i els carrers tots ben distribuïts, amples i tirats a cordill ”.
Lined with ropes? the enc.cat says cordill is a hempen twine... any ideas?
Martin Moore
Spain
Local time: 14:36
all in a row
Explanation:
well-ordered. I think that's the sense of this.

The image is a string line the surveyors marked the layout out with before the buildings went up.

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Note added at 2002-10-18 10:25:16 (GMT)
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Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow,
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

The maids in question are always shown standing in a long straight line in the illustrations of this nursery rhyme. As any military man will tell you, a straight line of soldiers is a well-ordered line of soldiers ;-)
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Berni Armstrong
Local time: 14:36
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Thanks, berni.
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all in a row


Explanation:
well-ordered. I think that's the sense of this.

The image is a string line the surveyors marked the layout out with before the buildings went up.

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Note added at 2002-10-18 10:25:16 (GMT)
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Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow,
With silver bells and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

The maids in question are always shown standing in a long straight line in the illustrations of this nursery rhyme. As any military man will tell you, a straight line of soldiers is a well-ordered line of soldiers ;-)

Berni Armstrong
Local time: 14:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 528
Grading comment
Thanks, berni.

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neutral  lidius: Més que "well-ordered", vol dir que són molt rectes, com dibuixats amb tiralínies (p.e. les parets tirades a cordill són molt rectes, el cordill serveix de guia per posar bé els totxos). M'imagino que parla de l'Eixample de Barcelona, no?
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  -> But that is just what I am saying. See my note added above.
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