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English translation: masonry structures made of volcanic rock or glazed brick

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14:58 Aug 2, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: maconnerie en céramiques
My French sentence reads "...maconnerie en roches volcaniques ou en céramiques..."

(=...masonry made out of volcanic rocks or ?ceramics?...)

The sentence refers to the building materials used in ancient Roman constructions but in all my reference books I can find no mention of ceramic being used unless it was for household items or included in mosaics. My dictionaries only translate "céramique" as "ceramic" or "pottery". If anyone can shed any light on this matter I'd be very grateful.

Many thanks

Helen
Helen
English translation:masonry structures made of volcanic rock or glazed brick
Explanation:
This is a SWAG (scientific wild-*ssed guess), but it's the only phrase that makes sense under the circumstances. Consider, for instance, the gates of Babylon...!
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 12:27
Grading comment
Yes, I agree - brick is the likely choice. Many thanks
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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naMasonry structure made of volcanic ashes or glazed materialsB SATISH
namasonry structures made of volcanic rock or glazed brickHeathcliff


  

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29 mins
masonry structures made of volcanic rock or glazed brick


Explanation:
This is a SWAG (scientific wild-*ssed guess), but it's the only phrase that makes sense under the circumstances. Consider, for instance, the gates of Babylon...!

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 12:27
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Yes, I agree - brick is the likely choice. Many thanks
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Masonry structure made of volcanic ashes or glazed materials


Explanation:
Working in a Glass industry where the furnace is constructed with masonry structure using high temperature refractories, I came across a company called Vesuvius (named after the volcano) who specialise in manufacturing refractory mortar or cement akin to the lava that flows down when the volcano erupts.

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