les pignons ramassés

English translation: narrow gables

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French term or phrase:les pignons ramassés
English translation:narrow gables
Entered by: Gayle Wallimann

08:38 Dec 29, 2003
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: les pignons ramassés
It is a description of in the context of architecture. Full sentence is below...

alternance de brique et de pierre des façades, les ornements des portes et des fers forgés, les pignons ramassés,… de beaux témoignages d’architecture se laissant contempler.

Many thanks for any help...
Antony Addy (X)
Local time: 10:34
narrow gables
Explanation:
Without a picture for verification, it could mean that the gables are narrow. The sides are drawn together to make a narrow opening, with quite a sharp peaked roof over each individual gable. I hope that you have a picture!
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Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 10:34
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Thanks Gayle, hope you had a great Xmas!
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4Gables drawn together
Alex Zelkind (X)
3narrow gables
Gayle Wallimann
3squat gables
Kate Hudson


  

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Gables drawn together


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Alex Zelkind (X)
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squat gables


Explanation:
squat or compact gables being gables that in appearance look rather bunched up together (huddled together in the sense that you find in many old French towns)

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narrow gables


Explanation:
Without a picture for verification, it could mean that the gables are narrow. The sides are drawn together to make a narrow opening, with quite a sharp peaked roof over each individual gable. I hope that you have a picture!

Gayle Wallimann
Local time: 10:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1213
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Thanks Gayle, hope you had a great Xmas!
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