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English translation: above the water table

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French term or phrase:hors nappe
English translation:above the water table
Entered by: Marcus Malabad
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23:26 Mar 4, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems
French term or phrase: hors nappe
A titre comparatif et afin de souligner les fonctions de la machine, citons que dans le cas d’un massif calcaire *hors nappe* sur toute la longueur d’un tunnel non hydraulique, le choix serait une machine classique «poutre» ouverte à appui latéral avec pose immédiate de quelques boulons de sûreté et béton projeté.

Me:
As a comparison and to emphasize the functions of the machine, let us state that in the case involving a limestone massif....over the entire length of a non-hydraulic tunnel, the choice will be a classic open "girder" machine with lateral support and immediate installation of several safety bolts and gunite.
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 18:28
above the water table
Explanation:
"nappe phréatique" is the term for water table, often abbreviated to "nappe". Limestone are commonly aquifers: here the writer emphasizes that the massif is above the water table, which has implications for the design of the machine (a tunnel borer?).
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Guy Bray
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Local time: 09:28
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naabove the water table
Guy Bray
nasee explanation below
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9 hrs
see explanation below


Explanation:
Hi Marcus,

Le Robert Collins defines nappe (fitting your context) as:
nappe de gaz ou pétrole, etc.: layer of gas/oil, etc.
nappe de mazout: oil slick
nappe phréatique: ground water

Also, see below. I copied some interesting bilingual links for you. As you can see, different translations are chosen for different contexts.

Recent papers; Earth Sciences, Lausanne
... fault zone and nappe structures documented by ... and Triassic exotic limestone blocks
of the ... versant suisse du massif du Mont Blanc ... Règne Minéral, Hors série V ...
www-sst.unil.ch/publications/papers.htm - 33k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's


Untitled
... rocks such as limestone, dolomite and calcareous ... F Corps (couche, massif) de roches
saturées ... dans une nappe artésienne au-dessus d ... l'eau hors des interstices ...
www.hycos.orstom.fr/medhycos/en/ref/glo.htm - 101k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's


[PDF] www.wooster.edu/geology/WilsonBiblio.pdf
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITHOLOGIC SUBSTRATE ... in Middle Ordovician limestone near Ottawa ... evolution
and nappe emplacement in the ... eastern Brabant Massif, Belgium). Annales ...
Text version - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

I hope this helped!




    www-sst.unil.ch/publications/papers.htm
Cynthia Brals-Rud
Local time: 18:28
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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9 hrs
above the water table


Explanation:
"nappe phréatique" is the term for water table, often abbreviated to "nappe". Limestone are commonly aquifers: here the writer emphasizes that the massif is above the water table, which has implications for the design of the machine (a tunnel borer?).

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 09:28
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 52

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May 15, 2005 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term askedhors nappe (mining) » hors nappe
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