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|Russian term or phrase:||В 15 км к западу находится чинк высотой 70-90 м, отделяющий низменную часть равнины от плато с отметками рельефа 200-250 м.|
|English translation:||-Fifteen kilometers to the West there is a chink, 70-90 meters in height, which separates off the lower part of the plain from t|
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|Russian term or phrase: the whole sentence pls.|
|В 15 км к западу находится чинк высотой 70-90 м, отделяющий низменную часть равнины от плато с отметками рельефа 200-250 м.|
Предложение не трудное, но хочется, чтобы перевод не звучал неуклюже.
Fifteen kilometers to the West there is a chink, 70-90 meters in height, which separates off the lower part of the plain from the plateau/tableland with relief marks of 200-250 meters.
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"Fifteen kilometers to the west is a 70-90 meter-high chink, which equally divides the low-lying area from the plateau, (which is) marked by a relief of 200-250 meters."
I'm not sure what exactly a "chink" is (perhaps a sudden upshoot of earth), but I found it translated as "chink" in the following two references:
(1) "Occurrences of fossil wood and bone in the Chink are so distributed that they might be taken to indicate periods of cataclysmic extinction." - Geoscience Reports, Spring 1991 (http://www.grisda.org/georpts/gr13.htm)
(2) "The plateau Usturt, located between the Caspian and Aral seas, is a slightly hilly deserted plain, faintly covered by a wormwood; only in widely widespread hollows are black saxauls. Unique beauty of a landscape give steep benches - chinks. Western chink is especially picturesque, which height achieves 340 meters; the breakages, destroyed by a wind, accept him whimsical form." - Profi Hunt (http://www.profi-hunt.com/regions/e_kazakh.shtml)
Obviously, the problem with (2) is that it is an attempt to translate a (presumably) Russian article.
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