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English translation: "Blockgewann"

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04:12 Aug 7, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Agriculture
German term or phrase: Blockgewann
Flurform ist zumeist die alpine Gemengeblockflur, gelegentlich, in den wenigen ackerbau-tauglichen ebenen Talbodenlagen, auch Blockgewanne ... thanks so much for your help
Daniel Muller
Australia
Local time: 11:00
English translation:"Blockgewann"
Explanation:
A "Gewann" is a strip-like field or plot which is at least 10 times as long as it is wide, So a "Blockgewann" could be a block of those strip-like fields. It is an old-fashioned term, so maybe it would be best to leave it in German and explain it.
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Cetacea
Switzerland
Local time: 03:00
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Thanks for this - it helped describe the expression in English.
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"Blockgewann"


Explanation:
A "Gewann" is a strip-like field or plot which is at least 10 times as long as it is wide, So a "Blockgewann" could be a block of those strip-like fields. It is an old-fashioned term, so maybe it would be best to leave it in German and explain it.


    Reference: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewann
Cetacea
Switzerland
Local time: 03:00
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Thanks for this - it helped describe the expression in English.
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