[Tagging] Wharf

Malcolm Herring malcolm.herring at btinternet.com
Tue Feb 16 16:26:13 UTC 2016


On 16/02/2016 14:26, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote:
> "môle" - which is a much better translation for "wharf"

No it is not - a mole (also an english word) is a solid pier - it is 
masonry/stone/concrete structure that is built on the seabed & has the 
function of a pier. The important difference is that a mole projects 
from the land like a pier, & is not part of the land like a wharf/quay.

Beware of local misnaming of all of these structures.




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