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procédure d'habilitation = empowerment procedure (EU jargon) / Haftbrücke = fillet (tiling) / halte-garderie = day nursery (B) / handleiding = (user's) guide, manual, handbook, instructions for use / harcèlement moral = personal harassment / hard metal: "a man-made product from powders developed in Germany after World War I. Resembles metals in many of its properties; chief characteristic is extreme abrasion hardness (90-95% of diamond) and abrasion resistance. Hard metal is a cemented carbide consisting of small carbide particles of the high melting-point heavy metals (usually tungsten) cemented together by binders from the iron group (often cobalt). Mixtures of titanium, tantalum, vanadium, molybdenum and chromic carbides may be added for specific characteristics. The TLV is hard metal is 5 mg/m3 and the maximum allowable concentration in Russia is 6 mg/m3." Chambers gives hard metal as a synonym for tungsten carbide. The term is little used in EN. / Harrod-neutral (rate of technical progress) / Hartmetallindustrie = powder metallurgy / harki (plural harkis) = 250 000 or so Algerians who fought with the French in the 8-year Algerian war of independence. Largely abandoned to their fate in 1962. Not mentioned in Evian peace agreement, only 250-300 000 rescued and brought to France. About 100 000 killed by fellow-Algerians in savage reprisals, viewed as traitors. Put in transit camps in France, some still there. Kept apart from French populace, schools, shops etc. all inside the camps. Only in past few years (1990 -) have they begun to be integrated, camps closed; source: The Times
/ Haupthanfseele = fibre main core (ropes) / Hausbrandkohle = house coal / Haushaltselektronik = white goods, see under brown goods / Häufung see zufällige Häufung / Heilpflanze = medicinal herb / Heizkanone = brazing torch (metal.) / héliographe = sunshine recorder; heliograph / droite de Henry = normal probability plot (math., stat.) / Herrschaftswissen = sovereign knowledge (as opposed to shared knowledge) / Hochdrucknatriumdampflampe = high-pressure sodium lamp / Hochraumlager = multiple tier store / hogeschool = college of higher education / Holzschutzmittel = wood preservative / homéotherme = warm-blooded; homeothermic (animals) / homme toutes mains = general hand (labour) / homologation = type approval (EU) / horizontal = cutting across a number of sectors, "multi-sector" / Hospitation = work shadowing; sitting in (on classes) / houlomoteur = wave (energy) / houtstof = lignin / Hubwagen = low-lift truck (used just for moving things, not stacking) / Huckepackverkehr = piggyback transport (combined) road/rail transport / human rights: European Commission of Human Rights; European Court of Human Rights; / European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950 (European Convention on Human Rights ECHR) ratified UK 1952: "Art. 3: No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Art. 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.. Art. 14: The enjoyment of the rights and freedoms set forth in this Convention shall be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other states." / béton hydrofugé dans la masse = integrally waterproofed concrete /

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