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15:41 Feb 15, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Containers
French term or phrase: Sac barriqué
Expert's report regarding state of containers. List of bullet points includes:
"Sacs barriqués en appui contre les cloisons et en portes".
Emma B
Local time: 17:38
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Summary of answers provided
3swollen/bulging sacks
Graham macLachlan
2Full bags
Allan Jeffs
2cask bagKevin Thozet
1wild guessxxxBourth


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47 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
Sac barriqué
cask bag


Explanation:
for wine?

Kevin Thozet
France
Local time: 17:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
Notes to answerer
Asker: For nuts

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Sac barriqué
Full bags


Explanation:
fam. barriqué = être plein comme une barrique

-> full up / (over) loaded bags

Allan Jeffs
France
Local time: 17:38
Specializes in field
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Sac barriqué
swollen/bulging sacks


Explanation:
I'm sure we'd say 'sack of nuts' in this context, 'bag of nuts' sounds like something you'd buy at a fairground.

For me 'barriqué' is 'full to bursting': Bulging sacks propped against the sides and doors of the container.


Graham macLachlan
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Sac barriqué
wild guess


Explanation:
Error for "barricadés", for "stacked up to make a barrier"???

If the container contains illegal immigrants, to make it less obvious should anyone open the container door, e.g. if the container contains bags/sacks of legitimate goods.

Probably influenced by the site I found the other day about three dead immigrants in a container ...

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Note added at 2 days9 hrs (2006-02-18 00:52:07 GMT)
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Ah, so the problem is the condition of the nuts, not the condition of the container, as first stated.

May I ask again: "What sort of nuts?" Peanuts, hazel nuts, pistacchios, walnuts, macadamias, cashews ... The reason I ask is that "barriqués" (which might be misspelling or deformation of this unknown word, or a gallicization of a word in the language of the country from which the nuts come) might be jargon for a particular type of damage/disease to a particular type of nut. Since these bags (either themselves barriqués or containing nuts that are barriqués) appear to be those against the doors and sides of the container (but not in the middle, presumably), maybe it has something to do with heat/cold, condensation running down the side of the container, lack of ventilation around nuts pressed against a flat surface, etc.

It is true that if they were kept in the wrong conditions and the nuts became swollen (with moisture, germination ...), the bags would also have swollen.

If I talk about "mouldy bags", I might actually mean "bags containing mouldy nuts"; the bags themselves might look perfectly normal.


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Note added at 2 days9 hrs (2006-02-18 01:02:22 GMT)
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Of course I am assuming these are edible nuts, not metal nuts to go on bolts.

I refer to swelling above, but that does not mean I subscribe to the swelling theory. I have yet to Google an instance of "barriqué" where it has that meaning. I get "barrel rolls" for aeroplanes and "barriqué" for wine that has been matured in oak casks. Are nuts (of some kind) ever stored in oak casks?

xxxBourth
Local time: 17:38
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 487
Notes to answerer
Asker: Very wild... Problem with condition on nuts packed in bags on delivery.

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