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cal grasa

English translation: rich lime, high-calcium lime

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Spanish term or phrase:cal grasa
English translation:rich lime, high-calcium lime
Entered by: Sarah Brenchley
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09:34 Jun 12, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: cal grasa
Does anyone have any idea what type of lime this is? It's in the context of the material used in the construction of the Mezquita in Córdoba.
Does anyone also know what's happened to the EuroDicAutom?
Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 11:48
rich lime, high-calcium lime
Explanation:
Diccionario Politécnico, Díaz de Santos. Diccionario para Ingenieros, Louis Robb
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Jesús Paredes
Local time: 05:18
Grading comment
Thanks very much for your help. In the end I chose your term high-calcium lime as the best way to translate it.
And thanks to everyone for your answers.
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Summary of answers provided
nafat lime/high-calcium limeJoan Wallace
naI believe you refer to
Luz Bordenkircher
nafat mortar
CLS Lexi-tech
nalime putty is the term used for the "cal grasa" that your asking for
Tania Kerrigan
narich lime, high-calcium limeJesús Paredes


  

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18 mins
rich lime, high-calcium lime


Explanation:
Diccionario Politécnico, Díaz de Santos. Diccionario para Ingenieros, Louis Robb

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 05:18
PRO pts in pair: 151
Grading comment
Thanks very much for your help. In the end I chose your term high-calcium lime as the best way to translate it.
And thanks to everyone for your answers.
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21 mins
lime putty is the term used for the "cal grasa" that your asking for


Explanation:
In general, greasy lime is called "lime putty". This term can be found in texts about Fresco painting, which is considered the most demanding artistic technique: although the materials used are very simple (sand, lime, water, coloured earths).


    Reference: http://hosting.iol.it/informaticagi/davico/davico01.htm
Tania Kerrigan
Colombia
Local time: 04:48
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7
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27 mins
fat mortar


Explanation:
http://www.masonryinstitute.com/guide/glossary/glossary_klm....
the term caught my eye because it is very similar to the Italian term.
hope it helps, but make sure
Cheers
Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 05:48
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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35 mins
I believe you refer to


Explanation:
"greasy lime" a special sort of lime that can be moulded and painted over to make special figures. it is common among the Arabs.


Good Luck!

Luz Bordenkircher
Local time: 05:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 114
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1 hr
fat lime/high-calcium lime


Explanation:
I found these in Atienza's "Nuevo Diccionario Politécnico de las lenguas española e inglesa.
Termium gives the following definition of "fat lime"
lime obtained by firing pure limestone such as chalk.
For what it's worth.

Joan Wallace
PRO pts in pair: 59
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