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parete trachitica

English translation: trachyte wall

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Italian term or phrase:parete trachitica
English translation:trachyte wall
Entered by: Mario Marcolin
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15:48 Jan 20, 2004
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: parete trachitica
La Necropoli si estende su una parete trachitica e comprende venti domus de janas
paolo salas
trachyte wall
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Note added at 48 mins (2004-01-20 16:36:41 GMT)
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\"The name Trachyte comes from ancient Thrace, where the first deposits of this rock were discovered, and according to some sources, from the Greek word ‘trakíw’, meaning rough or coarse. Trachyte was widely used as a building stone in ancient times: the Romans used it for paving, building construction and various architectural features. The Roman, and later Byzantine Baths of Fordongianus (1st-3rd centuries AD) are the most outstanding and best preserved example of the ancient applications of Trachyte in Sardinia. But the whole island is dotted with countless other ancient trachyte structures (such as defense walls, chamber tombs locally called Domus de Janas – i.e. Houses of the Fairies – and stone huts) while local museums display beautiful trachyte vases, mostly dating back to the Ozieri culture (Middle Neolithic, 3300 - 2500 BC).\"
http://www.lapideisardi.it/trachite/cen_storici_tr.php?Lingu...

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Note added at 50 mins (2004-01-20 16:39:10 GMT)
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\"trachyte n. a light-coloured volcanic rock rough to the touch.\"
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Mario Marcolin
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Local time: 20:44
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trachyte wall


Explanation:
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Note added at 48 mins (2004-01-20 16:36:41 GMT)
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\"The name Trachyte comes from ancient Thrace, where the first deposits of this rock were discovered, and according to some sources, from the Greek word ‘trakíw’, meaning rough or coarse. Trachyte was widely used as a building stone in ancient times: the Romans used it for paving, building construction and various architectural features. The Roman, and later Byzantine Baths of Fordongianus (1st-3rd centuries AD) are the most outstanding and best preserved example of the ancient applications of Trachyte in Sardinia. But the whole island is dotted with countless other ancient trachyte structures (such as defense walls, chamber tombs locally called Domus de Janas – i.e. Houses of the Fairies – and stone huts) while local museums display beautiful trachyte vases, mostly dating back to the Ozieri culture (Middle Neolithic, 3300 - 2500 BC).\"
http://www.lapideisardi.it/trachite/cen_storici_tr.php?Lingu...

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Note added at 50 mins (2004-01-20 16:39:10 GMT)
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\"trachyte n. a light-coloured volcanic rock rough to the touch.\"
Concise Oxf. Dict


Mario Marcolin
Sweden
Local time: 20:44
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 182
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