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English translation: water drop

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12:28 Jun 10, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: salto d'acqua
a company buys a new weaving mill - e acquisirono i diritti di sfruttamento industriale di un salto d'acqua di tre metri
Bernard
English translation:water drop
Explanation:
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The mill was a fixture in the village, changing hands several times in the next 60 years, until it became the Moody & Thomas mill in 1885. By 1902 the existing facility had become inadequate and was replaced with a new three-story building. In order to provide adequate power for the new mill's waterwheel, the dam was modified to increase the water drop to 9 feet. The mill continued to operate in Peninsula until the night of December 26, 1931, when a fire of unknown origin destroyed it.

http://www.cuyahogariver.org/penninsula.htm

When finally installed, the machinery took the wheat dumped from farmers' wagons on elevated buckets to the top, then dropped it through a series of stone-grinders that finally reduced it to flour. Two 20-foot-high water wheels were propelled by water carried in a wrought-iron flume from a dam Forbes had built a half mile to the south. But a 20-foot-high water drop was not enough to run the mill efficiently, so Forbes kept raising the water level.
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/los.gatos.weekly-times/03....

saluti
paola l m

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Summary of answers provided
4head
Jo Macdonald
nawater drop
CLS Lexi-tech
nasault ; leap
Ilde Grimaldi
nadifference in the level of water
Francesco D'Alessandro


  

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10 mins
difference in the level of water


Explanation:
in other words, a small waterfall

Francesco D'Alessandro
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1 hr
sault ; leap


Explanation:
diz. McGrawHill
sault
[IDROL] salto d'acqua
A waterfall or rapids in a stream.

diz. Ragazzini
leap
4 salto d'acqua (in un fiume)

Marolli
salto d'acqua (idr.), waterfall.



Ilde Grimaldi
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6 hrs
water drop


Explanation:
See this paragraph for example:
The mill was a fixture in the village, changing hands several times in the next 60 years, until it became the Moody & Thomas mill in 1885. By 1902 the existing facility had become inadequate and was replaced with a new three-story building. In order to provide adequate power for the new mill's waterwheel, the dam was modified to increase the water drop to 9 feet. The mill continued to operate in Peninsula until the night of December 26, 1931, when a fire of unknown origin destroyed it.

http://www.cuyahogariver.org/penninsula.htm

When finally installed, the machinery took the wheat dumped from farmers' wagons on elevated buckets to the top, then dropped it through a series of stone-grinders that finally reduced it to flour. Two 20-foot-high water wheels were propelled by water carried in a wrought-iron flume from a dam Forbes had built a half mile to the south. But a 20-foot-high water drop was not enough to run the mill efficiently, so Forbes kept raising the water level.
http://www.metroactive.com/papers/los.gatos.weekly-times/03....

saluti
paola l m



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Explanation:
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