In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The Corinthians, not the Spartans, felt most threatened by Athenian alliances and expansion during the late 460s and 450s, for they removed all northern counterweights to Athenian power.
- Sufficient air space should always be provided around cars and elevator counterweights to minimize buffeting and airborne noise during operation.
- As if that were not enough, a second trebuchet was built to a French design using a huge swinging ballast-filled basket as a counterweight.
- Some Europeans, particularly the French, dream of a united Europe being a counterweight to U.S. power.
- The fourth proposition, that the Canadian system lacks the formal counterweights necessary to check prime ministerial power, is more difficult to tackle.
- So, in a sense, Michael Apted's new film is something of a counterweight to balance an unfavourable scale.
- A three-cylinder, kerosene-fueled engine in the lift house that crowned the center span of the bridge slowed the descent of the counterweights to control the lift span's speed.
- As the dump pan fills, a point is reached where it over balances the counterweight and dumps into the mixing chamber.
- By using counterweights and wheels for lifting he made it possible for a single ox to raise a load so heavy that previously it would hardly have been possible for six pairs of oxen to move it.
- Despite many people's hopes that it could be a counterweight to US power, the UN cannot act as an independent force.
- A production V - 8 crankshaft typically has six counterweights positioned at the front and rear of the crank.
- His engine did include a piston but he used a counterweight to extract it.
- Without a general manager in charge of personnel, the head coach doesn't have a counterweight to balance his urge to win now.
- Larger drivers left more room on the surface of the wheel for counterweights to balance the forces; also, increased diameter meant fewer revolutions per mile.
- Applying this principle to crankshafts, if the counterweights aren't in the right place, the balancing job is much more difficult and ultimately requires more weight to achieve a balanced state.
- It's almost twice as heavy as lead, so it's great for armour plating, radiation shielding, ballast in missiles and aircraft counterweights.
- The new engine has a forged steal crankshaft with revised counterweights to handle the greater weight of the higher compression pistons.
- Tractors equipped with front-end counterweights also have improved traction and stability.
- The 6200 had even deeper fins with twin dynamic counterweights that went to 2500 rpm and 1200-horsepower.
- The lamp also works on a counter balance system, not a spring system, and the balance is made possible by counterweights combined with two arms.
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