In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Gardner and teammates watched helplessly as the final six seconds ticked off the clock.
- Only thirty seconds had passed since she last checked!
- The score that well and truly got Tallow back into contention came just sixty seconds before the half-time break.
- Within a span of seconds, the entire shelter was bathed in darkness.
- If no symptoms are present and the sinus pauses last three seconds or less, no further evaluation is necessary.
- God, why couldn't he have come just three seconds earlier?
- Footage also shows the fuel tank's nose cone hit a bird just seconds after liftoff yesterday.
- The angrily snapped words were greeted with a full five seconds of silence.
- The meters have also become more efficient and it takes only five seconds to obtain the readings.
- He faced the younger man, and, in a span of two seconds, managed to down him with a very strong punch on the face.
- His time of 8 minutes 51 seconds took some four seconds off his personal best time.
- He waited a few cold seconds of silence and then talked past me to Mel.
- The grenade would probably only last ten seconds at best.
- Tullow clinched victory in the last thirty seconds of the game.
- But, my question is: why is it four minutes and thirty three seconds long in the first place?
- She was now five minutes and twenty eight seconds late.
- They are quite fast, and can cross a hundred meter span in eight seconds.
- Torrance squeezed the trigger, waited twenty five seconds and fired again.
- Then, in the span of 81 seconds, the Americans scored two goals.
- In a span of about ten seconds, Jane went from shocked, to deliriously happy to devastated.
- These gave results correct to 1 second of arc but were not too practical as the series converged slowly.
- By the way, one second of arc is not to be confused as a measure of time!
- For a gyroscope in polar orbit, it works out to be about 0.041 arc second per year.
- It crosses at a point 50 seconds of arc to the east of the previous year.
- In actual numbers its resolution is about half an arc second, which is equivalent of seeing a five cent piece from about 10 kilometres away.
- A rank and file police officer seconded to his union to help activate traditionally passive members has been named the Organiser of the Year for 2000.
- They want to remain as council employees and be seconded to any private company brought in to run the service.
- A temporary officer will also be seconded to the Youth Offending Team, on a permanent arrangement.
- The mutual aid process, in which officers are seconded to other forces, has also come under scrutiny.
- In May 1942, Truscott, as a colonel, was seconded to Combined Operations headquarters in London.
- The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has seconded ten officers dedicated to the enforcement of these by-laws.
- Scottish officers have been seconded to the group from the country's eight forces.
- Importantly, we have to work out what powers it would have over state and territory police officers seconded to the Australian Crime Commission.
- One officer seconded from the Premier's Department is there now.
- When finishing her general training she was seconded to work in a maternity unit for three months.
- Prior to that he worked in the government economic service and was seconded to the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Office.
- Not long after he was seconded to the Royal Air Force as a liaison officer, he claimed he had annoyed the Brigadier.
- He anticipated that both the secretary and liaison officer would be seconded from government departments.
- They are also protesting the employers' refusal to pay benefits to workers seconded to the water utility companies.
- Commodore Dayka Smythe was a gunnery control officer seconded to the Royal Navy at the time of the Normandy invasion.
- Workers want to be seconded to the winning company, rather than transferred, to protect their employment rights and pensions.
- With fronts opening up in the Mediterranean area, the regiment was seconded to the Australian army.
- Reed was its national convenor, while Bone and Cook were seconded to work for the forum from their Rotherham Council jobs.
- This trend continued after Crown rule in 1858 and nearly all military engineers seconded to the Indian Army were British sapper officers.
- Kenneth Mason and Gordon McIvor were seconded to the association and worked as paid officials.
1.1segundothe second time he rang me — la segunda vez que me llamó
- her second husband — su segundo marido
- he had a second cup of tea — se tomó otra taza de té
- he's already had a second helping — ya se ha repetido
- he won't do that a second time — no lo volverá a hacer
- to give sb a second chance — darle a algn otra oportunidad
- every second Tuesday/week — cada dos martes/semanas
- second generation — segunda generación
- second home — segunda vivienda
1.2(in seniority, standing)segundothe country's second city — la segunda ciudad del país
- our service is second to none — nuestro servicio es insuperable
2(elliptical use)I leave on the second (of the month) — me voy el (día) dos
1(in position, time, order)en segundo lugarUnited finished second to Rovers in the championship — el United quedó en segundo lugar en la clasificación después del Rovers
- work comes second, family first — la familia está antes que el trabajo
2(secondly)en segundo lugar
(second class)(travel) en segunda (clase)
4(with superlative)the second tallest boy in the class — el chico que le sigue al más alto de la clase
- the second highest building — el segundo edificio en altura
- it's the second largest city in the world — ocupa el segundo lugar entre las ciudades más grandes del mundo
1Motor vehiclessegunda femenino
2(in competition)he finished a good/poor second — quedó en un honroso/deslucido segundo lugar
3BritanicoUniversidadupper/lower second — segunda y tercera nota de la escala de calificaciones de un título universitario
4(attendant)masculino segundomasculino padrino
5(substandard product)artículo con defectos de fábrica masculino
6coloquial(second helping)can I have seconds? — ¿puedo repetir?
1(support)(candidate/motion) secundar(motion/candidate) apoyar
1(of time)segundo masculino
2(moment)segundo masculinoit doesn't take a second — no lleva ni un segundo
3(of angle)segundo masculino
1Britanico(attach)to second sb ( to sth) — trasladar a algn temporalmente ( a algo)
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