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15:33 Apr 29, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO] Geology / glaciers, mountains
Italian term or phrase:coster
I "coster" fanno da contraffort ai circhi glaciali che costituiscono la parte alta della vallata su entrambi i fianchi.
The inverted commas were in the original Italian text.
Seems impossible to tell w/o more context. What I understand is that something serves as a kind of spur or overhang n the cirque. For coster, OED gives: A hanging for a bed, the walls of a room, if that's any help.
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Explanation: Costaro (Costér) "Coster" di destra e di sinistra: rocce che serrano la Val di Salarno a nord-est di Valsaviore. E’ un derivato e sinonimo di costa.
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