city on a still

French translation: ville (qui repose) sur un alambic

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English term or phrase:city on a still
French translation:ville (qui repose) sur un alambic

17:55 Nov 28, 2014
    The asker opted for community grading. The question was closed on 2014-12-01 23:55:39 based on peer agreement (or, if there were too few peer comments, asker preference.)


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English term or phrase: city on a still
C'est le surnom donné à New York aux temps de la prohibition, soulignant avec ironie qu'on y trouvait plus de 10.000 bars clandestins dans les années 20 et 30. Cependant, je ne comprends pas tout à fait le terme; quelle serait sa traduction littérale?
lamarinette
France
Local time: 17:38
ville (qui repose) sur un alambic
Explanation:
If literal is what you want, then that's what I'd suggest as a first try.

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Tony M
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Local time: 17:38
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2 +5ville (qui repose) sur un alambic
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +5
"city on a still"
ville (qui repose) sur un alambic


Explanation:
If literal is what you want, then that's what I'd suggest as a first try.

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Note added at 5 heures (2014-11-28 23:16:33 GMT)
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Tchinn !

Tony M
France
Local time: 17:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
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Asker: Merci cent fois!


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