tornapuntas

English translation: brace / strut

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Spanish term or phrase:tornapuntas
English translation:brace / strut
Entered by: Alejandra Vega

16:15 Apr 22, 2005
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / artwork translations
Spanish term or phrase: tornapuntas
A kind of frame used in artwork of the XVIII century.
Vivian Mayol
brace / strut
Explanation:
Simon & Schuster's International DIctionary:

Tornapuntas:

Brace: A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp. A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.

Strut: A structural element used to brace or strengthen a framework by resisting longitudinal compression.
Strut:
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Alejandra Vega
Local time: 02:11
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The word strut is close to the meaning but not what I was looking for. What I refer to as tornapuntas is like the border of an insert in an 19th century painting which contains a quotation in latin.
Thanks.
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5brace / strut
Alejandra Vega


  

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brace / strut


Explanation:
Simon & Schuster's International DIctionary:

Tornapuntas:

Brace: A device that holds or fastens two or more parts together or in place; a clamp. A device, such as a supporting beam in a building or a connecting wire or rope, that steadies or holds something else erect.

Strut: A structural element used to brace or strengthen a framework by resisting longitudinal compression.
Strut:


Alejandra Vega
Local time: 02:11
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Grading comment
The word strut is close to the meaning but not what I was looking for. What I refer to as tornapuntas is like the border of an insert in an 19th century painting which contains a quotation in latin.
Thanks.
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