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07:25 May 20, 2002
English to Thai translations [PRO]
Science - Aerospace / Aviation / Space / aviation
English term or phrase: chaff
The author watched the propeller's disk of an old small plane and heard the sound of polished wood against cool air, shuffled with the engine's slow chaffs.
Local time: 15:21

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3...salab kab siang khryang yon khyn long naj changwah cha cha.sfjames



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...salab kab siang khryang yon khyn long naj changwah cha cha.

This is a tough one. "Chaff" seems to be used not literally, but to describe the harsh, loud then soft sound of the engine. There's a sense of a complaining or argumentative sound. Maybe it should have been "chafe." I suggest you forget any literal rendition of the words, imagine a small plane revving up - the rush of air and the harsh sound of the engine - and just describe that in your own words. My answer above sounds clumsy even to me. Sorry, no font.

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I think it means the engine' exhaust, not its sound.
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Comment: I think it means the engine' exhaust, not its sound.

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