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French translation: marmite de géant

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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
English term or phrase:kettle hole
French translation:marmite de géant
Entered by: Albert Golub
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12:22 Mar 1, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: kettle hole
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Bonheure
marmite de géant
Explanation:
hope it helps
big, gigantic hole in the ground
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Albert Golub
Local time: 20:10
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Summary of answers provided
namarmite de géant
Didier Fourcot
nadépression de culot de glace OR culot de glace OR culot de glace morte (textes scientifiques)Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
namarmite de géantAlbert Golub


  

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11 mins
marmite de géant


Explanation:
hope it helps
big, gigantic hole in the ground

Albert Golub
Local time: 20:10
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 2094
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Thanks a lot!!
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38 mins
dépression de culot de glace OR culot de glace OR culot de glace morte (textes scientifiques)


Explanation:
SINON, choisir la définition de GOLUB.
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DOMAINE: RELIEF POSTGLACIAIRE (GLACIOLOGIE)
culots de glace morte

Note :
Une masse de dimension hectométrique ou kilométrique, isolée au sein des dépôts morainiques, est appelée culot de glace morte. Sa fusion engendre une dépression (dépression de culot de glace morte : angl. kettle hole; all. Toteislöcher).

EXEMPLES :
AU SUJET DE LA LAPONIE
L'érosion a déterminé des moutonnements, des dépots morainiques enchâssant les lacs, des cordons de sable (osers), tout le chaos de trous laissés par les culots de glace.



ENG
Post-glacial development of a kettle-hole peatland in southern Ontario
Abstract: A kettle-hole peatland in southern Ontario was examined in a two core, multi-component paleoecological study to determine the relative importance of external and internal factors in its long-term development.

FR
Nous avons étudié une tourbière du sud de l'Ontario, localisée dans une dépression formée par la fonte d'un culot de glace (kettle), dans le but de déterminer l'importance relative des facteurs autogènes et allogènes responsables de son développement.




    Internet, TERMIUM, GDT 2001
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 20:10
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 497
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1 hr
marmite de géant


Explanation:
I agree with golub, with some additional references:
Mc Graw Hill Dictionary of scientific and technical terms:
"A bowl-shaped depression with steep sides in glacial drif deposits that is formed by the melting of glacier ice left behind by the retreating glacier and buried in the drift. Also known as kettle basin.
I have a postcard in French with the caption "marmite de géant" that looks a lot like the definition, although does not specify the retreating glacier, etc



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Didier Fourcot
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