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the form of the runners was studied keenly

Italian translation: fu accuratamente studiata la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza

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English term or phrase:the form of the runners was studied keenly
Italian translation:fu accuratamente studiata la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza
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09:14 Sep 23, 2011
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Transport / Transportation / Shipping / trains
English term or phrase: the form of the runners was studied keenly
IN OCTOBER 1829, AT RAINHILL NEAR LIVERPOOL, ROCKET GOES HEAD TO HEAD WITH FOUR OTHER ENGINES, IN A BID TO PROVE THAT LOCOMOTIVES ARE BETTER THAN STATIONARY STEAM ENGINES. THE RAINHILL TRIALS DRAW THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS FROM ALL OVER ENGLAND.

There was a high sense of anticipation and excitement, it was almost like race day, people put bets on which locomotives would be the best one, and the, the form of the runners was studied keenly. But there were two main runners really, ah, there was one called Novelty, build by Braithwaite &Erricson of London. It was the crowd’s favourite, they referred to it as the London engine. It was light, it was fast,...

Si parla dei primi treni a vapore. Nello specifico di una sorta di 'gara' tra 4 diversi tipi di motore.

Ovvio che 'runners' (corridori) sta per i treni ma non capisco perché parli di forma. Forse intende l'estetica???
Camillaeo
Local time: 18:38
fu accuratamente studiata la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza
Explanation:
o "la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza fu accuratamente/attentamente studiata.

Cioè la forma, le linee, l'aerodinamica, per tagliare meglio l'aria e andare quindi più veloce. Credo si intenda questo.

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Note added at 39 min (2011-09-23 09:53:40 GMT)
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correggo leggermente il tiro, su suggerimento della collega Françoise:
"la forma dei mezzi in gara veniva accuratamente studiata" (nel senso osservata dalle persone presenti per capire come erano fatti/stati costruiti)
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Pierluigi Bernardini
Italy
Local time: 18:38
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3 +3fu accuratamente studiata la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza
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fu accuratamente studiata la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza


Explanation:
o "la forma (aerodinamica) dei mezzi in gara/lizza fu accuratamente/attentamente studiata.

Cioè la forma, le linee, l'aerodinamica, per tagliare meglio l'aria e andare quindi più veloce. Credo si intenda questo.

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Note added at 39 min (2011-09-23 09:53:40 GMT)
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correggo leggermente il tiro, su suggerimento della collega Françoise:
"la forma dei mezzi in gara veniva accuratamente studiata" (nel senso osservata dalle persone presenti per capire come erano fatti/stati costruiti)

Pierluigi Bernardini
Italy
Local time: 18:38
Native speaker of: Italian
PRO pts in category: 7
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ester Maria Formichella
9 mins
  -> grazie shrew

agree  Françoise Vogel: (la gente) studiava ...
22 mins
  -> mm credo tu abbia ragione, "la forma veniva studiata/osservata accuratamente"

agree  enrico paoletti
1 day 11 hrs
  -> grazie Enrico
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