20:07 Feb 24, 2008
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mining & Minerals / Gems / underground gold mining
Portuguese term or phrase: plange
I thought this was a typo until I found it in several other places in similar contexts. Here's the full phrase:

• Após estabilização será realizado o desmonte em recuo segundo o plange
Daniel Allen
Local time: 14:48

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Carlos Sanmiguel

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In portuguese it's also known as "émbolo de borracha", but in general terms is what in english is known as a "plunger". In fact, i think the term in portuguese may have derived from plunger

Note added at 4 days (2008-02-29 12:47:51 GMT)

Daniel. Of course I read the sentence and that's why I think it's plunger. If it would be related to "planning" it would say "segundo o plano" and woulnd mean "according to the plan". I found it would very rare typing error "plange" instead of "plano" and I looker forward for other meanings as the one I found.

Carlos Sanmiguel
Local time: 12:48
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Asker: Dude...did you even read the full sentence? It's definitely not plunger.

Asker: Carlos meu amigo, plunger makes no sense whatsoever in this context. Trust me, they don't use plungers while dismantling the working face of a gold mine! Thanks for your input anyways!

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