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English translation: poorly constructed OR mis-aligned masonry

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French term or phrase:mauvaises relations de la maconnerie
English translation:poorly constructed OR mis-aligned masonry
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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15:39 Jun 21, 2000
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French term or phrase: mauvaises relations de la maconnerie
Technically, is it correct to speak of the "poor relationship of the stonework"?
Helen
poorly constructed OR mis-aligned masonry
Explanation:
"Relationships" and masonry don't work for me, in English. It sounds like the masonry hasn't been aligned with other parts of a structure. OTOH, relationships among the FREE Masonry (i.e., the Free Masons organization) has been much in the news in France and are at an all-time low: it seems that various Grand Orders have been kicking people out left and right (see long story in last week's Nouvel Obs)
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 03:58
Grading comment
Sounds about right though I will keep looking. Thanks anyway
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Summary of answers provided
napoorly proportioned masonry workHeathcliff
napoor masonry symmetryTelesforo Fernandez
napoorly constructed OR mis-aligned masonry
Yolanda Broad


  

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25 mins
poorly constructed OR mis-aligned masonry


Explanation:
"Relationships" and masonry don't work for me, in English. It sounds like the masonry hasn't been aligned with other parts of a structure. OTOH, relationships among the FREE Masonry (i.e., the Free Masons organization) has been much in the news in France and are at an all-time low: it seems that various Grand Orders have been kicking people out left and right (see long story in last week's Nouvel Obs)


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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 03:58
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Sounds about right though I will keep looking. Thanks anyway
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9 hrs
poor masonry symmetry


Explanation:
IS THIS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.

Telesforo Fernandez
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19 hrs
poorly proportioned masonry work


Explanation:
or, more generally (if your context supports this rendering), "the aesthetically unattractive proportions of the masonry work." HTH, HC

Heathcliff
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