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English translation: tumbler/glass

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Spanish term or phrase:tomble
English translation:tumbler/glass
Entered by: margaret caulfield
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17:35 Aug 24, 2008
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general)
Spanish term or phrase: tomble
"Hisopo de superficie tomado a tomble chico sucio"

From a results report describing swabs taken from a meatworks factory. From the context I think that tomble is a type of recipient, but I don't know what the equivalent would be in English. Any help would be great.
Hayley Armstrong
Mexico
Local time: 01:36
tumbler/glass
Explanation:
This is just a guess. "a small dirty tumbler"
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margaret caulfield
Local time: 08:36
Grading comment
Thankyou very much for your help. I translated it as "tumbler".
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +4tumbler/glassmargaret caulfield
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Steven Huddleston

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30 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +4
tumbler/glass


Explanation:
This is just a guess. "a small dirty tumbler"

margaret caulfield
Local time: 08:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 10
Grading comment
Thankyou very much for your help. I translated it as "tumbler".
Notes to answerer
Asker:

Asker: Thankyou for answering. I wondered the same thing.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Steven Huddleston: It's a VERY GOOD guess!
8 mins
  -> Thanks a lot, Steven!

agree  Egmont
36 mins
  -> Gracias, Avrvm

agree  saruro
1 hr
  -> Gracias, saruro

agree  Marina Menendez
5 hrs
  -> Gracias, MarinaM
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Reference

Reference information:
Tumblers are canisters or any other container that is designed to roll around in order to "tumble" it's contents. A clothes drying machine is a common application, where the clothes are continuously "tubled" inside a drum to provide even heating and speed up the drying process. So, any device that rolls and thus "tumbles" it's contents, is a tumbler.


    Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tumbler
Steven Huddleston
Mexico
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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Changes made by editors
Aug 28, 2008 - Changes made by margaret caulfield:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/761102">Hayley Armstrong's</a> old entry - "tomble" » "tumbler/glass"


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