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terres retenues

English translation: reserve lands

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French term or phrase:terres retenues
English translation:reserve lands
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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14:53 Jul 10, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: terres retenues
In the sentence below can anyone think of a better term than "earth retained" for "terres retenues"?

"Putting aside the mechanically dangerous situation of the supporting walls positioned along the excavation boundary, roots can be observed coming out of the "terres retenues" having passed through the masonry."

The original French reads:

"Dans les murs en position de soutenement le long de la limite des fouilles, outre cette situation mecaniquement perilleuse, on observe le passage de racines venues des terres retenues, capables de traverser la maconnerie"
Helen
reserve lands
Explanation:
Found a banking site, Canadian, with both the French and the English (all carefully spelled out in legalese).
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Yolanda Broad
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reserve lands


Explanation:
Found a banking site, Canadian, with both the French and the English (all carefully spelled out in legalese).


    English: www.cba.ca/eng/Small_Business/faqs/aboriginal_faq.htm#RLTransaction
    French: www.cba.ca/fr/Small_Business/faqs/aboriginal_faq.htm
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 19:38
Native speaker of: English
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