une jupe
la dalle

une échelle

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"hors saison"     ...off-season in Roquebrune-sur-Argens

une échelle (ay-shell) noun, feminine
  1. ladder
  2. scale (of map)
  3. musical scale

Also:
une échelle d'incendie, de sauvetage = a fire escape
une carte à petite/grande échelle = a small-scale/large-scale map
une échelle à poissons = a fish ladder; salmon leap
une échelle mobile = a sliding scale (of prices)

Expressions:
faire la courte échelle = to give someone a helping hand
monter à l'échelle = "to climb the ladder," to be duped
tenir l'échelle = "to hold the ladder," to help someone rise socially
il n'y a plus qu'a tirer l'échelle = there's no point in trying any further

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Citation du Jour
Chacun est responsable de la planète et doit la protéger à son échelle.
Each is responsible for the planet and must protect it on his or her own scale.
    --Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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