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18:06 Oct 28, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO]
Furniture / Household Appliances
French term or phrase: éclisse
Context: marketing literature about garden furniture

It occurs in two places


…rappelant l’éclisse d’osier fendu

then

Angles droits et surfaces galbées tirent parti de l’éclisse plate.

Thanks in advance
Andreas THEODOROU
Spain
Local time: 05:12
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1split reed/wickerDr Sue Levy
4dictionary saysxxxBourth
3split wicker jointBashiqa
2wicker tray
Mark Nathan


  

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wicker tray


Explanation:
Collins Robert;

some sort of wicker work?

some pictures might help

Mark Nathan
France
Local time: 05:12
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dictionary says


Explanation:
éclisse -
1. Eclat de bois en forme de coin
2. ...
3. Bois de petites dimensions pour faire des ouvrages légers
4. Plaque de bois mince pour faire les côtés d'un luth ...
5. Rond d'osier sur lequel on fait égoutter le fromage [as above]
6. [and this is the one I know best] Plaque d'acier qui réunit les rails du chemin de fer.

I suspect it may be 3, but more context is really required to see how this thing works with whatever it is part of.


xxxBourth
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split wicker joint


Explanation:
almost literal translation. We've all seen traditional "picnic baskets" where the fastener is made from split wicker. Must admit don't know if there is a specific name.

Bashiqa
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split reed/wicker


Explanation:
http://www.tectona.net/BE-WW/resin-wicker-furniture/zanzibar...

éclisse plate - probably flat wicker
http://www.michelecantiques.com/itemdetails.php?id=106484

basket weaving stuff
http://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/reed/flatreed.htm#HalfRou...

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Note added at 14 hrs (2007-10-29 08:53:44 GMT)
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http://www.osiervalleedelagaronne.fr/destination4.html

Dr Sue Levy
Local time: 05:12
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  siragui: 1. It "recalls wicker", yes ... so it's something else?; 2; "reed" a possible synonym; maybe "slat" or "strip"?
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