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English translation: table runner

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Portuguese term or phrase:caminho de mesa
English translation:table runner
Entered by: Daniel Marcus
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08:59 Mar 12, 2002
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Portuguese term or phrase: caminho de mesa
analysis and expert description of an old document.

As molduras tem formato do tipo 'caminho de mesa', com rendas nas bordas...

Can this be translated as 'table-cloth' design?
Daniel Marcus
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:59
table runner
Explanation:
this is a long thin cloth that is run down the centre of the table INSTEAD of a table clothes. The serving dishes are put on this runner and the diners then eat from separate place mats.

Trust me

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Note added at 2002-03-12 09:35:46 (GMT)
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see pic: http://www.antiquelinen.com/runners.htm
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MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 05:59
Grading comment
Not too difficult to choose an answer this time! Thanks for the peer grades, to, everyone. Very useful. Cheers, Daniel.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +8table runner
MJ Barber


  

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35 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +8
table runner


Explanation:
this is a long thin cloth that is run down the centre of the table INSTEAD of a table clothes. The serving dishes are put on this runner and the diners then eat from separate place mats.

Trust me

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Note added at 2002-03-12 09:35:46 (GMT)
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see pic: http://www.antiquelinen.com/runners.htm

MJ Barber
Spain
Local time: 05:59
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 121
Grading comment
Not too difficult to choose an answer this time! Thanks for the peer grades, to, everyone. Very useful. Cheers, Daniel.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rosemary Polato: "Caminho de Mesa" is a long and narrow piece of ornate fabric used in the center of a long table instead of a tablecloth.
25 mins

agree  FionaBrind
42 mins

agree  Sonia Almeida
48 mins

agree  Theodore Fink: The plural of cloth is cloths. "Clothes" = vestuario.
52 mins
  -> yeah, I know, excuse my crap typing

agree  Dr. Chrys Chrystello
1 hr

agree  Ana Rita Santiago: It's usually made of crochet and you don't serve food on it. It's used as decoration.
1 hr

agree  BrazBiz
2 hrs

agree  Kathleen Goldsmith
5 hrs
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