In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(branch/pipe) curvado(pipe/branch) torcido
- Wires and bent iron rods that once reinforced the concrete dangle from the ceiling.
- Peg the stem securely into the trench with bent wire. Bend up the shoot tip and tie to a cane fixed firmly in the soil to keep the shoot upright.
- Working with animal forms, she's used compressed mattress springs and bent wire to form quirky, ethereal beings.
- Unfortunately his car had to be withdrawn from the feature due to a bent axle.
- I made the best of it though, and barely noticed the increasing dampness of my right shoulder under the bent right-half corner of my umbrella.
- The shape of his bent body is echoed perfectly by the curve of the car's steering wheel.
- The risk to the shoulder is such that a rounded-off, bent elbow technique is a better, safe approach.
- Dust the wound with rooting hormone, then lay it along the bottom of your hole, using a bent piece of wire to keep it in place.
- If wind blows the netting around, anchor it into the ground with bent wire.
- Begin lying supine with the ball between bent knees and extend your arms above your shoulders.
- A little further along there was a bent bicycle wheel, a set of keys…
- But, most of these figures have a limited range of posture, with the bent head, suggesting defeat, or failure.
- Then it all came back: the angle of the stroke, the bent knees and stooped posture, the gliding rhythm.
- My jeans snag onto a bent section of wire, jutting squarely out into the space.
- The bent wires and wind-twisted poles surrounded the area and at the far end, an abandoned warehouse stood within the storm.
- So her mum used a bent oven tray to scoop up all the caterpillars.
- His arrows were at his side and a lute was strung over his back with its bent neck protruding over his shoulder.
- The damage to his car was a bent chassis leg, damage to the bonnet, two wings, bumper and cross member.
- Containing bent pins, human hair and perhaps urine, the bottles were supposed to protect a household against evil spells.
- A horde of boys and girls is playing next to it, doing gymnastics on a bent lamp pole.
2.1British slang (corrupt)corruptopringado España argotchueco América Latina coloquial
- Then a cold glint appeared in his eye as a reminder of just what he's seen and potentially done in all his years as a bent cop.
- Stopping a horse winning in the old days usually required the involvement of an old-fashioned bent bookie, a breed that has become rare since betting became corporatised.
- They were shaken down by bent cops, leaned on by mobsters and harried by the FBI.
- By using data transmitted directly from the vehicle, the likelihood of false readings is much reduced - which is good news for everybody but the bent salesman.
- The plot is that the parole officer witnesses a murder committed by a bent copper.
- He is only interested in the truth and along the way comes up against bent cops, the mob and an extremely hostile family, who are hiding the truth from their own.
- He mixes easily with criminals, and suspicions abound that he was a bent copper who left under a cloud.
- Most punters are aware that there are a few bent people in racing but if anything, that gives it a bit of interest, something to gossip about.
- But once a stolen masterpiece or a valuable objet d'art appears in the press, on TV, or in trade publications, no honest dealer will touch it and even the bent dealer handles it at his peril.
- Perhaps the company might like also to consider a device which can detect meetings between cricketers and bent bookies - now that would be a breakthrough.
- This is as bad as a bent cop forging evidence to put a real criminal away.
- The spy was a bent motor dealer who controlled a network of car thieves and was supplying vehicles to a terrorist organisation.
- It depicts a world of violence, greed and corruption peopled by hookers, bent and not so bent cops and twisted violent lunatics.
2.2British offensive slang (homosexual)to be bent — ser volteado México Colombia coloquial malsonante despectivo
1(inclination)inclinaciones femeninopeople of (an) artistic bent — personas con inclinaciones artísticas
- Howard has a bent for rebellion and grand causal schemes and shares that and other preoccupations with his grandparents.
- Labor movements of a more radical bent were inclined to adopt socialistic programs.
- He has a talent for being a down-and-out guy and he has a natural bent for comedy, as Russ reminded me on the way out of the theater.
- Our natural bent toward efficiency in consuming information will turn blogs into another mainstream medium.
- We'll be hearing from a few people who would definitely be classed as New Agers, but with a bent for ecological activism.
- More than anyone else, Dante never failed to make her want to laugh or scowl or rage - and had the bent for inducing within her the latter.
- Research requires an inquisitive and independent bent, and rewards these talents handsomely.
- The music led him to art classes and then, in the 1960s, he began to apply his creative bent to the construction skills he had learned in the navy.
- Whatever your political or religious bent, you're not likely to be offended by this movie.
- His mother didn't have time or inclination to shape his creative bents, so he did so alone, and with the aid of teachers or circumstances.
- She comes from New Caledonia near Australia and made the headlines when she seemed to show a bent for physics.
- Maybe the best bets for taking on this project are bright lawyers who combine a bent for original thinking with a desire to work on behalf of public good.
- He particularly points out that James proved a highly capable naval officer, a career for which he seems to have had a natural bent.
- But behind her vulnerable persona was a woman who was a ‘practised liar’ with a bent for sexual fantasy.
- For those of you with time on your hands and a similar bent for political theater, you can download the images for flagmaking here.
- Intentionally choosing people with varying experiences, bents and expertise is preferable.
- In fact, in the sense employed in this article, there is no intrinsic connection between having a bent for ideas and having a high IQ.
- For nearly as long, pilgrims with a bent for writing have felt compelled to set down what they experienced.
- Voices shift in the canticle, and interpretations vary widely, depending on the era and religious bent of the reader.
- One can also find differences in the attitudes of the professionals depending on their ideological bent.
2(aptitude)aptitud femeninoa bent for languages — aptitud para los idiomas femenino
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.