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English translation: by applying pressure or making inserts

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Portuguese term or phrase:prensando ou fincando
English translation:by applying pressure or making inserts
Entered by: Rafa Lombardino
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15:37 Mar 13, 2007
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Law (general) / Gun control
Portuguese term or phrase: prensando ou fincando
As marcas nas armas produzidas são feitas em baixo relevo (arrancando lascas e **prensando ou fincando**) e incluem as letras IM (Industria Militar), ano de fabricação e número único consecutivo.

I can't make sense of this, because if the marks are cut in bas- relief, what is it that's pressed, or fixed, or whatever?
Amy Duncan
Brazil
Local time: 22:45
by applying pressure or making inserts
Explanation:
prensar = apply pressure
fincar = make inserts

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Note added at 6 mins (2007-03-13 15:44:24 GMT)
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Amy, pelo que entendi se trata de fazer marcas em baixo relevo (carvings) ao "(removing some chips by applying pressure or making inserts)". Seria diferente de uma marca a ferro, por exemplo, que fica em alto relevo. A primeira imagem que me veio à mente ao ler a frase foi uma criança deixando seu nome marcado no tronco de uma árvore (wood carving).

:-)
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Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 18:45
Grading comment
Thanks, Rafa, this was very helpful!
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4 +2by applying pressure or making inserts
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by applying pressure or making inserts


Explanation:
prensar = apply pressure
fincar = make inserts

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Note added at 6 mins (2007-03-13 15:44:24 GMT)
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Amy, pelo que entendi se trata de fazer marcas em baixo relevo (carvings) ao "(removing some chips by applying pressure or making inserts)". Seria diferente de uma marca a ferro, por exemplo, que fica em alto relevo. A primeira imagem que me veio à mente ao ler a frase foi uma criança deixando seu nome marcado no tronco de uma árvore (wood carving).

:-)

Rafa Lombardino
United States
Local time: 18:45
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks, Rafa, this was very helpful!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Henrique Magalhaes
2 hrs
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agree  Gisele Goldstein
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