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English translation: toothing stones

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French term or phrase:pierres harpées
English translation:toothing stones
Entered by: corinne durand
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22:40 May 22, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: pierres harpées
Le château fut reconstruit sous Louis XIII en briques et pierres harpées.
Jeanne Zang
United States
Local time: 12:23
toothing stones
Explanation:
Found it in
Office de la langue française
Hope it helps
tfk
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corinne durand
Local time: 17:23
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Summary of answers provided
natoothing stones
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
natoothingDominique Cook
natoothing stones
corinne durand
nathrough-binder/through-stone/perpend[er]/bond stone/bonder
Mats Wiman


  

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1 hr
through-binder/through-stone/perpend[er]/bond stone/bonder


Explanation:
according to Ernst, via 'bindsten'=koppsten'(Swedish National Encyclopedia)>'Kopfstein


Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 18:23
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1 hr
toothing stones


Explanation:
Found it in
Office de la langue française
Hope it helps
tfk



    tfk
corinne durand
Local time: 17:23
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2 hrs
toothing


Explanation:
Per the Ernst tech. dictionary, harpe (building term) = toothing[stone].
So toothing stone would be the correct term as per previous answer.

Dominique Cook
United Kingdom
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3 hrs
toothing stones


Explanation:
The verb « harper » was only cited in a medical context on the GDT. Other wwsie from my archi dicos I found the following :

(Architecture & Construction, Forbes, J.R., Lavoisier)
- harpage (m) = in-and-out bond
- harpe (f) = projecting stretcher brick, toothing stone, toother
- harpes = toothing

Architecture & Batîment, Hasol, D., Le Moniteur)
- harpage (harpement) = toothing
- harpe = corner iron
- harpe / pierre d’attente = toothing stone

bâtiment 1 / 2
maçonnerie



toothingTerme(s) apparenté(s)toothing-stone tooth harpe n. f.Terme(s) apparenté(s)pierre d'attente n. f.dentelure n. f.arrachement n. m.

Déf. :Saillie d'un mur disposé pour s'imbriquer à une future construction contiguë.Saillie de pierres de taille devant servir de raccordement ultérieur d'un mur avec un autre.Saillie en pierre, brique, etc., préparée en attente pour assurer la liaison d'une maçonnerie ultérieure.

[Office de la langue française, 1982]

bâtiment 2 / 2
maçonnerie



harpe n. f.

Déf. :Ensemble de pierres de largeurs différentes dans la chaîne d'un mur assurant le liant entre maçonneries diverses.

Apart from that, any references I found on the web for “toothing stone” were either used figuratively (and perhaps erroneously for “corner stone”?) or to describe a musical instrument. And I wondered if that too might not have been by mistake : see below!!!

http://www.standingstones.com/bretonharp.html

“The previously mentioned site can be translated into English, or some facsimile of it. (The computer seems to want to translate the French word "harpe", meaning "harp", into "toothing-stone". I didn't even know there was an English term "toothing-stone". )”




Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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