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Flugfeuer

English translation: flying embers/sparks

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German term or phrase:Flugfeuer
English translation:flying embers/sparks
Entered by: Evert DELOOF-SYS
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18:58 May 11, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Flugfeuer
in the context of a safety installation - the roof is resistant to Flugfeuer. Perhaps it means flying sparks - ???
John Kinory
flying embers
Explanation:
Definitely flying sparks or flying embers (the latter term is often being used by the US Forest Service). Living, as I do, in an urban-forest interface area (yes, that IS what they call it!), flying embers or flying sparks and the resistence of our roofs thereto are issues we all are acutely aware of.
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 08:47
Grading comment
The fullest answer and explanation, and I loved 'urban-forest interface area'!
I shall be visiting the USA for the first time next month, Michigan and Washington State being main stopping points - so it was relevant to me, too :)
I was tempted to award it to Funke by virtue of his name , but ... sorry, next time!
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Summary of answers provided
naThe roof is resistant to destructive sparks of fire
xxxG_Edition
naflying sparks
Karen Goulding
naflying embers
Ulrike Lieder
naflying sparks
Tom Funke
naFlightfire
Amanda Swartz


  

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30 mins
Flightfire


Explanation:
As a literal translation, Flugfeuer is flight fire. Flug is an airplane. In this case, my best answer for you could be, as you said, sparks, or, better yet, fire.

Amanda Swartz
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44 mins
flying sparks


Explanation:
You were right! Makes sense, too.

Source: Ernst, Wörterbuch der industriellen Technik.



Tom Funke
Local time: 11:47
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1 hr
flying embers


Explanation:
Definitely flying sparks or flying embers (the latter term is often being used by the US Forest Service). Living, as I do, in an urban-forest interface area (yes, that IS what they call it!), flying embers or flying sparks and the resistence of our roofs thereto are issues we all are acutely aware of.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 08:47
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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The fullest answer and explanation, and I loved 'urban-forest interface area'!
I shall be visiting the USA for the first time next month, Michigan and Washington State being main stopping points - so it was relevant to me, too :)
I was tempted to award it to Funke by virtue of his name <G>, but ... sorry, next time!
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5 hrs
flying sparks


Explanation:
yes, you're right! See Ernst p. 357

Karen Goulding
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12 hrs
The roof is resistant to destructive sparks of fire


Explanation:
Although, sparks of fire are indeed flying throught the air, the term "flying sparks" doesn't quite sound right to me, since it is obvious that this is what happens.
I also have never heard the expression "Flugfeuer" in the German language.
Everyone is certainly on the right track here, this is just an opinion to consider! - HTH
P.S.: "Flug" is "flight", not "Flugzeug" (that would be an "airplane")

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