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retall amb cisalla

English translation: shears, cutters

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Catalan term or phrase:retall amb cisalla
English translation:shears, cutters
Entered by: Berni Armstrong
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08:59 Dec 18, 2003
Catalan to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Catalan term or phrase: retall amb cisalla
La fosa, l’encunyació amb martell, el retall amb la cisalla i el control eren unes de les moltes tasques que es realitzaven en un taller de monedes a l’època medieval.

These are peus de foto but I don´t have the photos! I understand cisalla as large shears for trimming, but I´m not sure if here they refer to a machine that cuts out the coins. Any elegant suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
mbc
Spain
Local time: 23:36
some help from the French...
Explanation:
Shears, Clipper:
(cizalla) From the French cisaille, coming from the link between ciseau-scissors and tenaille- pliers. Big scissors, clippers or a machine for cutting metal plates that result after their manipulation; particularly, those that remain from the metal plate from where the coins are cut.
http://www.cmonedam.com.mx/cmm/glosario/glosariot_i.htm

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Note added at 9 mins (2003-12-18 09:08:27 GMT)
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My guess would be this is a tool, and not a machine, given the context

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Note added at 15 mins (2003-12-18 09:14:43 GMT)
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THIS SEEMS TO BE IT:

Coins were first invented around the year 700 B.C. and were produced by the hammer-struck method. A workman used a hammer to reduce the thickness of a sheet of metal, in which the ***blanks were then cut out by shears***, then filed and hammered to reach the desired weight and thickness of the coin. The coin maker then carried out the so-called striking by putting a blank on the fixed die and holding the die above by hand. He then struck several blows with a hammer to finish the coin.
http://www.fi.edu/pieces/knox/hammerstriking.htm

História do dinheiro
... 1. MELTING (the metals for the coins are melted, made liquid and mixed ... 3. SALVAGE
(the plates or blades are ***cut with shears to obtain the blanks or coin*** ...
www.youngeuromint.net/left_hitdinh.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

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Susana Galilea
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Local time: 16:36
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thank you susana
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some help from the French...


Explanation:
Shears, Clipper:
(cizalla) From the French cisaille, coming from the link between ciseau-scissors and tenaille- pliers. Big scissors, clippers or a machine for cutting metal plates that result after their manipulation; particularly, those that remain from the metal plate from where the coins are cut.
http://www.cmonedam.com.mx/cmm/glosario/glosariot_i.htm

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Note added at 9 mins (2003-12-18 09:08:27 GMT)
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My guess would be this is a tool, and not a machine, given the context

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Note added at 15 mins (2003-12-18 09:14:43 GMT)
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THIS SEEMS TO BE IT:

Coins were first invented around the year 700 B.C. and were produced by the hammer-struck method. A workman used a hammer to reduce the thickness of a sheet of metal, in which the ***blanks were then cut out by shears***, then filed and hammered to reach the desired weight and thickness of the coin. The coin maker then carried out the so-called striking by putting a blank on the fixed die and holding the die above by hand. He then struck several blows with a hammer to finish the coin.
http://www.fi.edu/pieces/knox/hammerstriking.htm

História do dinheiro
... 1. MELTING (the metals for the coins are melted, made liquid and mixed ... 3. SALVAGE
(the plates or blades are ***cut with shears to obtain the blanks or coin*** ...
www.youngeuromint.net/left_hitdinh.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages



Susana Galilea
United States
Local time: 16:36
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 69
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thank you susana
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