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09:21 Jan 10, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase:Ausschweifung
Zur Eindeckung der mit 1,20 m Ausschweifung nur sehr kleinen Ochsenaugen waren eine exakte Durchmessung und der Einsatz konisch geschnittener Biber erforderlich.
The "Ochsenaugen" are in the roof of a castle that is being restored.
Explanation: "Low confidence" but "geschweift" can be equivalent to "curved". You're probably dealing with "curved dormers" here (not sure if this is the most appropriate English term). Another possibility could be "reach" (I don't think that this refers to the height of the dormers).
Steffen Walter Germany Local time: 11:56 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 790