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English translation: the highest layer

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English term or phrase:the topmost tier
English translation:the highest layer
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10:58 May 6, 2003
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Art/Literary
English term or phrase: the topmost tier
In Beijing, within an old man's memory, the Emperor would ascend the Altar of Heaven--a perfect circle inside a perfect square--and, his 9 grades of mandarins performing a 9-fold bowing before him, survey a world of 9s. "From the center of the topmost tier nine rings of paving-stones radiated out in concentric multiples of nine," explains author Colin Thubron, "and fanned down into the lower terraces, nine rows to each, in ever-expanding manifolds of nine."
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layer
Explanation:
Imagine a wedding cake, with several tiers (layers)starting with a larger one and getting smaller - the topmost is the highest or the one on the very top.

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Note added at 2003-05-06 11:01:33 (GMT)
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or top level or stratum
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Jeannie Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Grading comment
Thanks a lot! :>
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layer


Explanation:
Imagine a wedding cake, with several tiers (layers)starting with a larger one and getting smaller - the topmost is the highest or the one on the very top.

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Note added at 2003-05-06 11:01:33 (GMT)
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or top level or stratum

Jeannie Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 32
Grading comment
Thanks a lot! :>

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