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Fifre hollandais and others that follow are all to do with wine. List is i believe related to WTO trade rules between different countries and tariffs. But why apart from use of ";" anchors, horseshoes should appear with door plates, barrels and casks I have no idea.
06:52 Sep 6, 2019
Thank you, and you're right: it doesn't help at all. Unless someone comes up with a rather obscure definition, I really can't see any link between fifre hollandais and the things that immediately follow (apart from the fact they're made of wood) or the other things that the list mentions. Would you know if your text is a translation into French from another language? After all, mistakes do happen either when translating or proofreading, as we all know.
Here`s full list. Don`t imagine it will help very much.
Métaux communs bruts et mi-ouvrés et leurs alliages; ancres, enclumes, cloches, métaux à bâtir, laminés et fondus; rails et autres matériaux métalliques pour les voies ferrées; chaînes, câbles et fils métalliques non électriques; serrurerie; tirelires; tuyaux métalliques; coffres-forts et cassettes; billes d'acier; fers à cheval; clous et vis; métaux non précieux, notamment tungstène, fer ouvré, étain trempé; minerais; moules métalliques pour produits métalliques, moules métalliques pour moulage mécanique ou sous pression; moules métalliques pour presse, moules métalliques pour le forgeage, enseignes, panneaux; fifres hollandais, fûts, barriques, tonnelets, foudres, paniers, cages, supports, appuis, socles, bouchons, boulons, bondes, vannes; boîtes, coffres, cassettes, boîtes d'emballage; poignées; manches, arrêtoirs; treillis; plaques de portes; vases.
20:11 Sep 5, 2019
Yes, the Dutch were wine merchants and would use their flutes (a type of merchant ship) for their trade. I suspect this might be part of the answer - a translation that went wrong somewhere. Did the Dutch have a special kind of barrel/cask that would be carried on board those... Dutch flutes - better known as... fifres hollandais ! - and the words got mixed up at some point? Thursday night musings...
I was thinking it might be some kind of wine-making accessory, like a kind of pipette or something; but I think Wendy may well have come up with the answer, see her reference comment.
What's the name of that game again?
19:00 Sep 5, 2019
"Find the odd one out"? :-) The list you quote is... odd. What could the link between such a tiny, not wine-related fifre and massive things like fûts, barriques and foudres, etc. be? It's as if that word didn't belong there at all. Any chance we could have the preceding/following words or sentences or that that word ended up there because the text got garbled or the layout of the document got messed up? Or a translation that went wrong, perhaps?
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2 hrs confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Explanation: I believe that it may be referring to a type of glass/flute. See link below for pictures (page 35, top shelf, forth glass from the last one).