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English translation: muffled blows of the waves

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French term or phrase:choc sourd des lames
English translation:muffled blows of the waves
Entered by: Tamara Salvio
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18:17 Mar 13, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: choc sourd
Regarding wood from a sunken sailing ship that had been fashioned into a cross for a church:

"Un bois qui avait affront la tempte, le choc sourd des lames, les bourrasques, louragan...

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Tamara Salvio
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Local time: 21:19
muffled blows
Explanation:
"le choc sourd des lames" can be translated as "the muffled blows of the waves."

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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Thank you Fuad, that makes perfect sense in this context - I knew I was missing something with "lames" but my Oxford dictionary did not come through for me.

Best regards,
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naI am sure you realize that
CLS Lexi-tech
namuffled blowsFuad Yahya


  

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muffled blows


Explanation:
"le choc sourd des lames" can be translated as "the muffled blows of the waves."

Fuad



    Harrap's Concise French and English Dictionary
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 167
Grading comment
Thank you Fuad, that makes perfect sense in this context - I knew I was missing something with "lames" but my Oxford dictionary did not come through for me.

Best regards,

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8 hrs
I am sure you realize that


Explanation:
lame is not wave but "blade"
the muffled blows of the blade (the cutting tool used to bring down the tree or model the wood).

Regards

Paola L M


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Local time: 00:19
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 162

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