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    Jasha is offline Newbie
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    Talking four to a court

    Hello, good evening.

    I'm translating a tale from English to Spanish, and I faced a phrase I don't quite understand, if someone would be so kind to help me, I'd be very thankful. The phrase is "four to a court", and the context is as follows:

    From my family apartament you could smell the pear trees that have been planted years ago, four to a court, probably to save us all from asphyxiation


    Thanks in advance!

    Jasha

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    Default Re: four to a court

    well in the game of tennis, some matches have four players on the court. Some pears are tennis ball colored, but they hardly "play" with each other.

    Taking it a step further, maybe the author is a horticulturist and knows that pear trees can cross pollinate, requiring at least two (to each side of the court?).
    Last edited by zackcentury; 12-Nov-2009 at 06:15. Reason: horticulture

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    Default Re: four to a court

    A court is a rectangular area of ground surrounded by a building, or by a number of buildings, so that it seems closed off or contained by the buildings.

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    From my family apartment, you could smell the pear trees that have had been planted years ago, four to a court, probably to save us all from asphyxiation.
    Last edited by Anglika; 12-Nov-2009 at 12:05. Reason: Unwarranted and unfunny personal comment deleted

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