In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(barrier)cerca femeninovalla femeninocerco masculino América Latinawire fence — alambrado masculino América Latina
- Very good control using a wire fence is essential for any kind of utilisation.
- Lorries are scattered around and a barbed wire fence encircles a large area around the building.
- They broke the wire fence to the play area along with the overflow pipe to the drinking fountain.
- These will be placed on a smooth hard standing surface with a fence to enclose the whole skating area.
- The building was like a fortress, a tall gray monument of dusty windows and old bricks, guarded by crude metal fences all around its perimeter.
- South Korean news agency Yonhap said the group cut through a wire fence to gain access to the school grounds in a northern suburb of Beijing early Friday.
- As one approaches it from the road, one sees little more than high fences with guard posts interspersed at intervals.
- Soldiers found several grenades and tools for cutting fences.
- There are about a hundred guards at the fence, I'd estimate, and they've got search lights going.
- On the pretext that the statue was about to be attacked, the army erected a barbed wire fence around the area on May 25 and posted soldiers to guard the edifice.
- It was completely open, no guards, fences, or locks in sight.
- A low, black-painted metal fence enclosed a wide area of the plaza, with two gates in every side.
- Yet it has no bars on its windows, no armed guards or perimeter fences.
- Dispute over ownership of a broken fence around a play area in Moreton is preventing it being repaired.
- I remembered all the good times I had there as a kid, watching cricket, jumping over fences and evading security guards.
- But she'd be a lot more enthusiastic about it if the authorities that run the port didn't put up fences and guards to keep her from it.
- A few people hurl rocks at guards behind the fence, causing no injuries.
- They found that both adults and children were able to cross over the guard fences due to insufficient height.
- He looked over at the fence guarding the graveyard and sighed.
- Items could include central heating, double glazing, security improvements, tidying of garden areas, improving fences and electrical and gas upgrading.
1.2(in showjumping)valla femenino
- The seven-year-old, who fell at the first fence in the same race last year, took the lead three fences from home.
- He overcame a mistake at the last fence of the 2002 Irish Grand National to beat the opposition.
- Murphy stalked the leaders throughout the race before making his move with three fences to go.
- On the second circuit, these two fences are bypassed and the last obstacle has no fence on it at all.
- The date is March 1977, a month before Charlotte Brew becomes the first woman to ride over the Grand National fences.
- As well as cameras mounted on four fences, three jockeys will be fitted with cameras in their riding helmets.
- Daughter of Princess Anne, and tenth in line to the throne, Phillips would have prevented Funnell from taking the Grand Slam had she not knocked down a fence in the showjumping.
- I was riding in a beginners' chase, a race for horses seeking their first win over fences.
- Meanwhile, Newbury's fences are stiffer than most, meaning that a horse must be a sound jumper if it is to do well there.
- Davy Russell and Cregg House pull off a big surprise over the Grand National fences to win the chase.
- The horse proved a tough prospect and the pair pulled away with about three fences to go and jumped the last two fences together.
- Five fences from home, Walsh begins to make his move.
- Lake was injured when his mount jumped poorly at the next-to-last fence during a novice hurdle race and unseated him.
- A chase involves larger, rigid fences while a hurdle race is run over shorter, more flexible obstacles.
- Four horses grazed in a nearby field which was dotted with show-jumping fences.
- He was favourite to win the race but pulled up with just three fences to go.
- She narrowly missed out on gold to Pippa Funnell after knocking down a fence in the showjumping.
- A course with pretty stiff fences, it suits galloping horses and will expose horses who lack stamina.
1.3(on machine)protector masculino
- The fence of a plow plane must be held firmly at the chosen distance from its stock if the tool is to function properly.
- This leaves a short side surface at right angles to the rear of the strip, adequate for guiding the fence of the cornice plane.
- The fence of this plane is guided by the drawer side, and the depth stop sets the distance to be cut into the side of the drawer.
2coloquial(receiver of stolen goods)persona que comercia con objetos robadosreducidor masculino América del Surreducidora femenino América del Surperista masculino España coloquial
- There he meets up with the wily Artful Dodger who takes him to thief and fence Fagin, who is in charge of a gang of young pickpockets.
- For Polanski portrays the fence Fagin and his gang of children who steal silk handkerchiefs, pocket watches and wallets in a far more sympathetic light than the authorities.
1(garden/field) cercar(field/garden) vallarthe field was fenced with wire — el campo fue alambrado / cercado con alambre
- Sections of upper beach were fenced to protect nests, and regulations limiting some recreational activities were posted and enforced.
- He expressly referred to the significance of the fact that the plots were fenced and to the potential impact on conditions.
- The land was purchased and fenced at a cost of Euro 27,000.
- Many graveyards are becoming fenced in and locked up.
- Two specific areas of trees will be fenced off on the bank of the beck so the saplings will be safe from being eaten by deer or other animals.
- Although the mined area in subsequent wars was clearly mapped and out of human reach, quite a sizeable portion became a danger zone and was, therefore, fenced.
- The following day the entire area was fenced off as alterations begin to take place.
- Their yard or garden will also need to be securely fenced so that the puppy remains safely within its confines.
- ‘It was the best location as the compound was fenced and could be locked at night,’ Mr Tsirekas said.
- Moodley says it will be located on the northern side of the dam wall and will be fenced.
- I have turned up before 5pm and been told the area was fenced off because of lack of staff.
- The entire area of the marsh has to be fenced to protect the remaining part from further encroachment, say nature lovers, who enjoy its vast expanse and birdlife.
- In order to close the deal, they first had to fence the 27 acres, separating it from the rest of the farm.
- The gardens and paddock to the rear and side of the property are railed and fenced to allow maintenance of pony or other animals.
- Australia led the world in urging that garden swimming pools should be fenced off to protect toddlers.
- But all of these seeds showed poor abilities to germinate and propagate in the canyon, even in plots that had been fenced to exclude cows and sheep.
- Two of the reservoirs are fully fenced in, meaning that livestock are kept well away from the water.
- Make sure it's completely fenced, that the fence is locked and that there's no access from the home to the pool.
- It is fenced and locked, but unlocked on the weekends, allowing hikers and picnickers to climb to the top, or just lay out a picnic blanket in its surrounding grassy area.
- Six months on from the bushfires in the high country many properties are still not properly fenced.
- The site is fenced and locked and the crane has a fence around the bottom.
- Low coral walls fence their homes but please ask permission before photographing families at home within these compounds.
- The plot is fenced with a combination of logs and brush (both live and dead).
- If the owners have their way, swathes of Scotland will in effect be fenced off, with the public confined to paths and pre-determined routes.
- It is not just the learning spaces that are separate; the children are fenced off from each other in the playing areas.
- A retired army officer has fenced his plot and even installed a board warning trespassers in bold red letters.
- It can also be used to fence in pets or protect flower beds from damage by pets and wild vermin such as rabbits.
- Although he had not examined the fences, the field appeared to be securely fenced.
- Adam Scott, director of regeneration at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: ‘The site has been securely fenced off and a repair is in hand.’
- The gardens which surround the property are fenced with mature spruce trees separating the garden from the road.
2coloquial(stolen goods) comerciar con(stolen goods) reducir América del Sur coloquial
- You then made a business of fencing the goods you asked him to steal at your store for profit.
- Policemen need to be out there checking on pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers, because they know who is fencing the goods.
- However, unknown to her friends and neighbours, she was running a seaside syndicate of burglars who stole to order and used her shop to fence the goods.
- It contained the residue of stolen merchandise that had not yet been fenced or sold.
- But if he is being approached by criminals keen to fence stolen mobiles, it is a certain bet other, less scrupulous, people are too.
- He is reported to have had a respectable pawnbroking business in Highbury, and another establishment which fenced stolen goods in the West End.
- This is comparable in a way to helping fence stolen goods, which Jewish tradition views as a thinly concealed partnership in crime.
- There was also concern that the car boot sale could be used to fence stolen goods and market stalls may further damage existing trade in the rundown town.
- Better to watch a thief fence his swag than open the Australian magazine and be confronted with the geriatric dribbles of an incontinent mind.
- Though most laptops are stolen simply for the hardware to be fenced, exceptions will exist.
- Retailers are collecting the information under a law intended to regulate pawn shops and make it easy for law enforcement officials to track down thieves who fence stolen goods.
- As it happened Holly was already acquainted with her, having fenced some stolen merchandise for her from time to time.
1.1Deportepracticar la esgrimahacer esgrimashe fences for her country — representa a su país en esgrima
- What all this means is that when you fence a bout it is imperative that you concentrate and focus on fencing distance.
- There is a strong tendency toward this seeking of the blade among men who have fenced under the old rules.
- I was trying to teach him how to fence but we didn't have any swords so we used bats.
- During training, he fences for 20-30 minutes non-stop then takes a two minute break and begins again.
- So now, from the very moment that someone picks up a foil to learn how to fence they can start developing the same skills that are associated with top level fencing performance.
- First they fenced downstairs in Ward's billiard room; the pool table had been moved to the side.
- Ho has fenced for 24 years and competed for almost 20.
- Next, Anders took a wooden sword and fenced with one of the dummies.
- The ‘sword umbrella’, the handle of which is shaped like a hilt, doubles as a mock sword when rolled for children to fence with.
- His next visit was to Lapiere, a Frenchman, who had his academy in Piccadilly, where they fenced together.
- The young visitors were shown the basics of stage fighting and were able to feel for themselves what it is like to fence with a sabre or epee.
- One day, I was early for our lesson and I saw the boys fencing.
- The school was brightly lit with white walls and a tiled floor with a mat flopped upon it for where the students would be fencing.
- When one fences a lot and sweats abundantly, the mask can deteriorate quickly.
- He jabbed the air a couple of times, as if he were fencing, before swinging his sword round his head like a slingshot.
- The following year two younger brothers, the Dukes of Gloucester and Cumberland, also started to fence.
1.2contestar con evasivascontestar con respuestas incisivas
2coloquial(deal in stolen goods)comerciar con objetos robados
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