In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- These are extremely dangerous because if reactivated by an amateur they can misfire or explode.
- Worse, there is also the danger that these potentially wayward missiles will misfire and kill innocent civilians.
- Anyone with eyes to see will acknowledge that most of our lovely rockets are misfiring.
- It misfired and hammered Boucher with 300 pounds of force.
- Imagine the feeling when you engage the enemy and your weapon misfires or jams.
- But the salute, which started slightly late and with one cannon out of action after a round misfired, left him slightly disappointed.
- I put a note with the gun stating that it was ‘out of time’ and misfiring, and needed a refinish on top of the fix.
- In Saudi Arabia, it appeared the missiles misfired.
- If the revolver had misfired, then it would certainly be consistent with that explanation.
- The US military spent most of that day denying that it was their mistake, instead blaming the Iraqis, claiming that Iraqi artillery had misfired.
- Her husband said the gunman had first attempted to shoot him, but the weapon had misfired.
- The gun misfires twice and the man is apprehended.
- But guards last year found debris near the base fence from a Soviet-made surface-to-air missile that apparently misfired.
- Four times more depleted uranium shells than previously admitted have misfired and caused radioactive contamination at a military range in south-west Scotland.
- A dirty gun may misfire or malfunction at exactly the wrong time.
- Yet against the Swedes, his ammunition again misfired.
- The ship, engulfed in flames, spiraled down into the smoking ruins of the base, and detonated as a Sidewinder misfired and exploded under the wing.
- The engine misfires, the body shudders to a halt.
- He said there might have been a bit of water in the fuel causing my engine to misfire when I started the car.
- The last 50 km we nearly ran out of fuel and the engine was misfiring.
- When your car misfires a number of times, it triggers a trouble code.
- ‘The engine misfired,’ one of them informed me after a moment.
- Boland's Subaru lost time with a puncture while a heavy landing caused the car to misfire.
- It did little other than cause the car to misfire as the temperature decrease seemed to crystallize the fuel.
- I heard the coach that hit Marisa come round the bend at the far end of the road, it was making a strange noise, it sounded like the engine was misfiring.
3(plan) fallarthe joke misfired — a nadie le hizo gracia el chiste
- their trick misfired — les salió el tiro por la culata
- In the past, some attempts to fight fire with fire have misfired.
- Similarly bold plans have misfired elsewhere, most memorably with the U.S. firm Iridium, whose scheme to provide global satellite phone coverage failed spectacularly.
- But it has spectacularly misfired in France, where they simply do not do things that way.
- My joy, such as it is, lies in the satisfaction that a carefully thought out plan has wonderfully misfired.
- While certain initiatives have been considered successful, others have seriously misfired.
- Shiites have nourished that dream ever since their failed revolt against the British in 1920, when the plan of Shiite clerics to dominate Iraq misfired.
- But his efforts misfired, causing huge inconvenience for many innocent users.
- As of August, 2003, revenue was down 25% as expansion plans badly misfired.
- However admirable the hard work of those who have risked life and limb to give the Iraqi people a fresh start, the overall effort has misfired.
- The scheme misfired, and instead it was de Burgh who edged des Roches from power.
- Her plans misfired, she was captured by Henry, and until his death in 1189 was kept in close confinement, carefully watched, in England.
- He concocts a pilot proposal so offensive, so bound to misfire with test audiences, it's sure to get him canned.
- These putative deals in scrap-iron were on a grand enough scale to keep my employer on a permanent high, but something always misfired and the deal would collapse.
- It's fair to say a few gags misfire, but the accumulative effect of so many genius lines is very forgiving, allowing the industrious Jones to weave in new gags all the time and constantly keeping his hilarious act fresh.
- It is just that his intentions totally misfire, or, as Greene put it: ‘I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused.’
- Because practitioners create safety locally, efforts to forestall errors by isolating practitioners from the system will misfire.
- It turned out that even the best laid plans misfired.
- I sincerely appreciate the offer of your police, but too many people may cause the plan to misfire.
- It recognizes the tendency of human efforts to misfire; and from this it concludes that the grander the effort to remedy an injustice, the more one should assume it will probably make things worse.
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