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08:31 Sep 17, 2001
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Spanish term or phrase: description of a stone dike -URGENT
"Uno de los mejor conservados entre los ocalizados hasta el momento, con sus 4'02 m. de altura máxima y sus 8 hiladas de grandes bloques, algunos de los cuales pueden alcanzar entre los 1'00 x 1'30 mts. y los 2'32 x 1'05 m. En planta, el dique presenta un desarrollo acodado, **cerrándose hacia la roca donde apoya uno de sus laterales** mediante un chaflán de tres hiladas, con 4'30 mts de largo. Por hallarse prácticamente colmatado resulta imposible calcular la anchura total del dique, incluso en la zona más elevada, aunque es seguro que sobrepasaba los 2'50 m. Tampoco es posible determinar si, como es usual, estuvo costruido a base de dos potentes muros independientes rellenos."

In other words, the dike has two long sides at an obtuse angle to each another, joined by a side 4.3 m long, which has three courses. But what does the part I've marked mean?
xxxJon Zuber
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5Leer
Camara
4See bellow.
Simon Charass
3option
Patricia Lutteral
3joined to the rock where one side restsIan McAllister
2closing towards the rock...
lcmolinari


  

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Leer


Explanation:

it is angled towards the rock where one of the/it's lateral sides is supported.

"angled" is just to give you the idea that it is bending/ed or closing/ed towards the rock.

Thats my vision of your sentence!

Camara
United States
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See bellow.


Explanation:
"On site, the dike presents a bent development 4.30 m. long, **which is closing toward the rock where one of its side takes supports** by means of a chamfer with three spins."

Chamfer = A flat surface made by cutting off the edge or corner of a block of wood or other material.

Simon Charass
Canada
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closing towards the rock...


Explanation:
I'm no expert, but just reading the sentence and from what I understand, it would be:

(the dike)...closes towards the rock at the point where it supports one of its sides.

It seems they are saying that the dike closes inwards, rather than away from the rock and that the point of closure is at the side.

Good luck

lcmolinari
Canada
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option


Explanation:
Please check if this fits:
The dike has two sides A and B and the wall; side B is supported on a rock; the dike wall is not curved; it goes in a straight line and it is bent to side B, forming not a curve but an angle (the "chaflán", chamfer or bevel). The terms "cerrándose hacia la roca" mean that this bend is probably rather sharp.
Hope this helps, regards,

Patricia

Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
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joined to the rock where one side rests


Explanation:
...by a bevel of three courses.

Ian McAllister
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