19:36 May 20, 2015
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Archaeology / Archaeology
English term or phrase: ladell
I am currently translating a paper on the history of smoking pipes. In one of the paragraphs the author wrote:

The basic shape of the white clay pipe stayed the same throughout 17th and 18th centuries,
with slight variations in size, shape and surface treatment. The earliest pipes, sometimes called
“little ladells” or “fairy pipes,” had very short stems, as small as 1 ¾ inches, but averaged 3 ½

Could you please, help me with these "little ladells" or "fairy pipes"
Quotation marks were used by the author.

Local time: 04:45

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Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
3ladell / cucharón

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ladell / cucharón

I'd leave it in quotes. Apparently is a spelling variant of "ladle".

Local time: 09:45
Native speaker of: English

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neutral  Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón: Un cucharón es normalmente grande, distinto a una cuchara o cucharilla cucharita de mango largo.
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  -> Thanks Juan. I think I've seem both but yes "big" is probably the more usual. "Mi papá Tenedor, mi mamá Cuchara Y yo soy CUCHILLITO de comida rara. Mi abuelo Cucharón"
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"Fairy pipe" pipa o flauta o tubo muy fino y delicado. "Ladle" cuchara larga y delgada para sacar algo de un frasco con boca estrecha. "Pitillo" un tubito pequeño o popote que no es muy largo y nomalmente delgado y fino.

Juan Arturo Blackmore Zerón
Local time: 03:45
Native speaker of: Spanish
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