In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(garden tool)rastrillo masculino
- The rake or dethatcher will create shallow grooves in the soil which will catch the new grass seed that you spread.
- Before planting, loosen the soil with a rake or hoe.
- The rest bring their own pruning saws, chainsaws, rakes, trimmers, blowers and whatever else is needed and do the work that is set out in the yearly planner.
- With a fine-toothed hacksaw, cut off as many tines as needed for the rake to fit between your plants.
- But it comes away pretty easily if you go at them with a sturdy rake.
- We get up at 6.30 am and head out to the beach with our wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, machete and rubbish bags.
- Moving the soil surface with a rake in winter will expose many slugs and their eggs to frost damage.
- However, I did read somewhere that you can rip up the dead grass, with a metal rake, and reseed.
- Also she has three vacuum cleaners, two lawnmowers, four rakes, eight sacks of topsoil, a pile of gravel up against the garage door, and a garage full of things.
- To prepare a surface for planting, use a flat-head rake to clear away pebbles and other debris and to smooth out terrain.
- She runs down the aisle and looks at the rakes and gardening supplies.
- Work in small sections, and then remove the debris with a rake.
- Mix a 2-to 3-inch layer of organic mulch into the soil, then level the planting area with a rake.
- Having shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, quality seeds, and so on made their life a good bit easier than it would have been otherwise, but it was hardly comfortable.
- Use a tarp to collect trimmings or a rake to clean up afterward.
- The hardware stores sold spades, forks, rakes and all sorts of farming implements.
- Loosen the soil with a rake to aerate it and remove any weeds and small stones.
- A spring tine or garden rake is all that is needed for the job but allow a good amount of time, especially if the lawn is large.
- Occasionally she needs to touch up the rake with a little extra glue, but that's less expensive than purchasing a new rake.
- Richard went around to the back to get a rake and wheelbarrow.
2Britanico(act, process)rastrillado masculinoto give the lawn a quick rake — pasar el rastrillo por el césped
3(in casino)rastrillo masculinoraqueta femenino
4(for ashes)rastrillo masculinohurgón masculino
1.1(leaves) recoger con un rastrillo(leaves) rastrillar(cinders) remover con un rastrillo(cinders) rastrillar
- If possible create an alternative hedgehog home by placing some boxes in the surrounding area or raking up grass cuttings or autumn leaves into a pile a safe distance from the fire.
- Zack and I went home and spent the morning doing yardwork, raking up the wet leaves that littered our backyard, and the afternoon running errands and grocery shopping.
- We spent several hours this morning raking up the leaves and sawing up the fallen trees in our yard.
- I tumbled into the pile of dry leaves that my father was raking up in the yard of our small suburban house.
- You can help control it by raking up and disposing of the fallen leaves in autumn.
- Jeff found Adam in front of his house, raking up autumn leaves.
- But if you try and use it for raking up the leaves, you'll just make a mess of the garden.
- He could see Kevin David out in the back garden, raking up the leaves, which was usually his parting gesture.
- He turned around and continued raking together a heap of dried winter leaves on the lawn.
- That is why good sanitation begins with raking up apple leaves in the fall to either compost or bury deep in the woods.
- Also, raking up and destroying dropped fruit will diminish these pests over time.
- Begin raking up autumn leaves from lawns and pathways.
- Jogging, walking, swimming, even dancing or a half-day spent raking leaves and hoeing weeds are suggested.
- Nowadays, women think that they cannot so much as rake a few leaves without adorning themselves in a pair of pants.
- I bought it on Friday, imagining that we'd spend the weekend raking up leaves together in the warm winter sunshine.
- Today I was driving up to the grocery store when I saw him raking leaves on a property he owns up the street.
- If there are deciduous trees in the picture-perfect expanse, their leaves will be raked, gathered, and disposed of at the curb.
- So I have four more blinds to hang, 32 more admissions files to read, and a yard full of leaves that cannot be raked today because it is already dark out.
- It includes nonsense about not raking up lawn clippings, using fluorescent light bulbs and getting your old clunker of a car tuned more often.
- I began raking up the leaves and branches I'd trimmed, and clearing out a lot of debris that had collected in and around the branchy bush.
1.2(level, smooth)(garden/soil) rastrillar
- ‘When we filled the hole we overfilled it to allow for settlement and since then have raked over the ground in the past year to level it out,’ he added.
2(sweep)barrerthey raked the enemy positions with their machine guns — pasearon las ametralladoras sobre las posiciones enemigas
to rake through
- He's raking through the bins searching for anything recyclable to put in his already bulging trolley.
- He placed his bag down on the dark ground and began to rake through it.
1(incline)(of stage, seat) inclinación femenino(of mast) caída femenino
1(man)vividor masculinocalavera masculino
- Affable, intelligent, and a talented general, the regent was also a libertine and a rake who had fallen foul of the starchy atmosphere of Versailles during Louis XIV's twilight years.
- By mid-century, reformers adopted a belief in the future which had previously belonged to speculators, rakes and gamblers - those sinners, in other words, who had always been consigned to the devil.
- Yet Orléans deserves to be remembered as something more than a rake.
- His glacially cold mother despised family life and soon turned her back on her son, while his father was one of the most legendary rakes of Louis XV's reign.
- His brother, after living the dissolute life of a rake, had fled England at the end of the war to escape his debts.
- Willoughby is a rake, seducing women without thinking of either their feelings or the consequences of his actions.
- A female fell for a handsome rake who had already been spoken for; both the girls cuddled up to him, one on either side, hurling accusations over his head.
- The picture centered on a rake's efforts to seduce an innocent but very candid young woman.
- Ed Stoppard makes Harry a benevolent rake who throws himself at the absurdly coquettish widow for the sake of her £50,000.
- Perhaps more surprisingly, Lucio, the rake and libertine, also sees the value of chastity.
- Other characters include Hellena, Florinda's sister, and Willmore, a young rake who falls in love with her.
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