In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the (old) Bill — la pasma Spain slang
- I couldn't hear that much outside but I think its more likely people driving past and dog walkers who often call the old bill and complain.
- The police were named the Old Bill after the act of parliament that empowered them.
- So once again, it was the poor Old Bill that got it in the neck, rather than the CPS which was at least an equal partner in the process.
- Shop workers swap tills for the old Bill to stop thieves.
- Then, one day, 'the Old Bill come and hammered hardboard over the entrances.'
1.1(invoice)factura femininecuenta femininetelephone bill — el recibo del teléfono Spain
- A ‘surveyor’ then calls who will identify damp as a problem and give a quote - often running up a bill of £1,500.
- There were receipts, hospital bills and written statements attesting to court decisions in cases both filed by the protesters and brought against them.
- A stickler for detail, Goring actually reads the fine print on all her bills and credit cards statements to make sure she isn't being overcharged.
- In fact, I used to pay my bills, and even write some of the recipes for my cookbook with this desk.
- He couldn't pay bills, check money coming into his account or make salary payment.
- After June 2000, the Solicitor provided the services and delivered the bills on her own account as a sole practitioner.
- Irish customers use their phones for an average of 198 minutes a month, running up a bill of €44.28.
- He's still got plenty of legal bills to write checks for from that last trial.
- When he sat at his desk, unless he happened to be paying the bills, writing the payroll, or ordering supplies, it usually meant he was getting a break.
- Unfortunately, the thieves had had a little spending spree at Comet, running up a bill of £1000 on my Amex.
- In March Phillips stayed at a Cirencester guest house, running up a bill of £266 before leaving without paying.
- I don't write checks for my bills before I get my paycheck, that's a pretty risky practice.
- The groups say that money should go to the panel writing the spending bill for education and human services.
- However, when they reached Goole the boat had already sailed, and they were brought back to Selby where, after running up a bill for storage for a few days they were sent on to Chatham by rail.
- My mother has never paid a bill, written a cheque or drawn money from the bank in her life.
- At the end of last term, after continually withdrawing money and paying bills, she noticed a significant drop in her bank account, but dismissed it as poor budgeting.
- You can now write checks, pay bills, invest, apply for a loan, buy or sell stock, send or receive money anywhere in the world, all electronically.
- Shave money off your broadband bill while offering a public service to your neighbors.
- Consumers can quickly, safely and reliably pay bills and transfer money around the globe using the company's proprietary money transfer network.
- This can allow you to check your balance, view past transactions, pay bills and transfer money between accounts.
1.2British (in restaurant)cuenta femininenota feminineadición feminine River Plate
1.3(costs)gastos masculinewe have to reduce our wage bill — tenemos que reducir el rubro salarios Latin America
- the telephone bill is still too high — lo que gastamos en teléfono es aún demasiado
(banknote)billete masculinea dollar bill — un billete de un dólar
- He had laid the mail on the table already, bills and bank notes separated from his own personal correspondence.
- They also chose to pull all existing dollar bills and pound notes from circulation to force their people to use the coins.
- Then he and Cath both slapped a ten-dollar bill on the table and headed out the door.
- He pulled out the money his father had given him to pay for the mare, and peeled off a ten-dollar bill.
- At the door into the airport, Abbey stopped to slip the kind flight attendant two crisp ten-dollar bills.
- Michael pulled out two twenty's and a ten-dollar bill and placed it in front of Tom.
- Gordon dug in a leather wallet and procured nineteen ten-dollar bills.
- No, I'll say I found a ten-dollar bill on the street last week, because that's also true.
- Every one of them had at least five dollars in them, except three, which had ten dollar bills folded in the cards.
- She opened the wallet and took out a twenty-dollar bill and three ten-dollar bills.
- Clara led the boy to his parents and gave them a ten-dollar bill.
- She dug into the pockets of her dirty tan coat and withdrew a ten-dollar bill.
- Ronald pulls out his wallet and peels off a ten-dollar bill, giving it to the younger man along with his ticket.
- She quickly withdrew money from her backpack, folding two ten dollar bills into her pocket.
- Damry slipped the clerk a ten-dollar bill and thanked him, then smiled at her friend.
- Travis smiles and then puts a ten-dollar bill on the table.
- I held out a hand jokingly but to my surprise he actually gave the ten-dollar bill to me.
- Suddenly providence tugged at H.E. Crumpled up on the curb lay a ten-dollar bill.
- He walks up to one of the machines, inserts a ten-dollar bill in the appropriate slot and presses some green illuminated number pad.
- A scarf and a ten-dollar bill, to be put in my savings account.
3(draft of law)proyecto de ley masculine
- Now there are rumblings of trying to rectify this unsatisfactory situation, with various bills proposed in parliament and seminars held on the matter.
- A discussion on a bill presented by a ‘cabinet minister’ would be put to vote after discussions.
- The two bills presently before parliament contain very similar measures.
- Margo MacDonald presented her bill to the Parliament in this context.
- Labor leader Kim Beazley initially opposed the private members' bills proposed by the backbench Liberals.
- Please note - this is a draft bill at present, so it is still in the public consultation stage.
- The compensation levels will become legally binding on all airlines in the EU once the European Parliament passes the bill.
- She said that they ‘pray that parliament accepts the draft bill in the spirit in which it is intended.’
- I guess we can tell that we are at the dog-end when the best the Government can do is present to Parliament bills of this nature for consideration.
- The central bank is drafting a bill to be presented in Parliament during the budget session, which will seek to put a cap on government guarantees and public debt.
- Their counterparts in Denmark are presently preparing a bill for the Danish parliament on euro membership.
- Fairly good discussion on the Scottish Parliament's proposed Gaelic bill on today's Lesley Riddoch show.
- Last week, a private members' bill was presented to Parliament calling for a ban on masts near classrooms and homes.
- I hope that everyone who contributed to the consultation will see their hand in the bill presented to parliament this week.
- The Minister's presenting the bill that he was proposing to put to Parliament.
- Workers, who gathered in front of AKP buildings, wanted the draft bill withdrawn from parliament.
- You have also talked about how Martin voted against 24 out of 27 private members' bills in Parliament.
- The government has presented around 30 bills to the parliament, which it wants to pass rapidly during final two weeks of August.
- Parliament has approved a bill, proposed by Mr. Chen, that permits referendums on critical issues.
- Within a few weeks a draft bill was presented to parliament; it had two clauses later to become sections 1 and 2 of the Act of 1916.
4.1dated (poster)cartel masculineanuncio masculine[ S ]post or (British also) stick no bills — prohibido fijar carteles
- Traffic signboards are blatantly misused for sticking posters and bills.
- Old Drury Lane has called me in, with jealousy to cover 'em, And sent me round with their own bills, to go and plaster over 'em.
- Well, first we did some illegal bill postering and then we stole some milk crates.
- Stop and think about that the next time you see one of those forbidding Post No Bills warnings stenciled on fences and construction sites or on any other vacant canvas in New York that isnt already covered by posters.
- Del Toro's wood-plank facade is now scuffed and plastered with concert bills, no sign or door in sight.
- No controls existed, and as a result adverts and theatre bills were plastered on every available space - hoardings, end walls of buildings, fences.
4.2(program)programa masculineto head / top the bill — encabezar el reparto
- Top of the bill is a recital at 3pm in the Sensory Gardens by the Army Band conducted by Captain Mark Armstrong.
- Berry wasn't top of the bill, and I remember his thoughts on that issue reverberated throughout the evening.
- It can put you top of the bill at the theatre, if it wasn't for Boycie I wouldn't be doing that.
- In the unusually smelly dressing room, there were some photocopies of some old bills from the theatre from Georgian times.
- On Saturday night at a big show in Castlebar Thomas Moran boxed the home club's John Waldron on the top of the bill and it was the Westport man who came out on top.
- Anna admitted that, physically, she looks nothing like the star who remained top of the bill for 60 years.
- Now a fantastic bill of entertainment has been unveiled for the Celebration Ball.
- This, the only native play on the bill, proved easily the most interesting, and was the best acted.
- Antoine quickly secured four one-act plays for the evening's bill.
- Top of the bill is Canny, Pembrokeshire's human beat-boxer.
- Also on the bill are theatre productions, art exhibitions and arts and culture workshops.
- Top of the bill are mobile technology and e-commerce, with speakers from Cisco, Nokia, Ericcson as well as home-grown talent.
- The concert will feature a host of local entertainers and top of the bill will be the widely acclaimed Clare singer Larry Mc Evoy.
- Battle of the bands winners Desid will be top of the bill at the ninth annual rock concert at George Ward School, Melksham tonight.
- Top of the bill of course were kd lang and Tony Bennett.
- James Loynes, a rising singing star from Chorley, was top of the bill.
- The 2004 line-up looks even more impressive and top of the bill are two very talented singer-songwriters.
- Bernard was top of the bill at a fun day at The Rising Sun in Burnage, to raise funds for the £5m Francis House appeal.
- John Power, Antonio Forcione and Jason Lockett complete the bill in the Globe Theatre.
- On the bill are two very different but artistically compatible plays to be performed in repertory and an American classic that hasn't been staged in Kansas City in decades.
5(certificate)bill of indictment — escrito de acusación presentado a un jurado
- bill of lading — conocimiento de embarque
- bill of sale — contrato de venta
- The shank is hinged at the center of the crown, centerpiece, which has two pointed bills, designed to withstand great tension.
- Single bill patterns are effective in penetrating weed and other sea bed vegetation.
- The flukes will be buried into the seabed. The very tip of a fluke is sometimes called the bill.
- This due to the bill that sits deep in the seabed, making the anchor rotate around this.
- Each of the plurality of flukes may be provided with an inwardly sloped bill segment at a distal end of the fluke.
(invoice, charge)pasarle la cuenta apasarle la factura ato bill sb for or on sth — pasarle a algn la cuenta / la factura por algo
- Taylor, of Upper Baggot St, Dublin was billed €12,600 for ‘an annual creative fee’.
- If you accept credit card payments, bill the buyer's credit card account only when you're ready to ship the product.
- His firm charged $735, 398 for the work, billing Taylor's time at $400 an hour.
- Last year it settled charges that it illegally billed excessive fees and violated consumer protection regulations.
- Cllr Michelle Mulherin said she knew some people levied with commercial water charges who felt they were unfairly billed.
- I hadn't given anyone my number in this town, except the usual people who bill my living expenses.
- But Ms Probert said there were two sides to the story and she had also heard that PCTs had been unable to release the money because they had not been properly billed.
- This can make physicians in small practices loathe to take on deaf patients, as they may lose money once they have billed insurance and paid for an interpreter.
- He believes that billed revenue this year will be four times last year's figure.
- Students who don't pay their fees by the end of January will be billed a two per cent interest charge every month until they pay their tuition.
- User-pays charges will be billed separately by councils and, of course, will continue to include GST.
- The catch is that any other usage will be billed at whatever tariffs the relevant hotspot owner charges, so no gratis web surfing or emailing, we're afraid.
2(advertise, announce)(play/performer) anunciarit's being billed as the fight of the century — la están anunciando como la pelea del siglo
- He is billed for a performance at Club Amaruzu in Queens, New York on October 24 alongside veteran reggae crooner Coco Tea and dancehall star Capleton.
- They are billing the clash as a unique partnership between the rugby clubs, aiming to create an exciting and dynamic future for rugby league in the Bay.
- Even the advertising campaign on television is billing the tie as a massacre, happily chirruping: ‘If you thought the cricket was bad…‘
- He has put in every effort to ensure that the event billed the ‘Dame Mary Peters Weekend’ is a resounding success.
- Effectively billing her book as an anti-Lonely Planet, Appelbe has gathered and archived the secret things that make Vancouver unique.
- If he had known the secret all along, he never would have spent the 1990s performing in American restaurants where he was billed below the BBQ ribs.
- This is a cunning move that works in its favour, as by billing the movie as a straight kidnap cum psychological thriller, Gaylene Preston is able to brilliantly subvert audience expectations.
- Cinema programmes, sports meetings, and dances; all are billed here and none appears with more consistent regularity than that saviour of so many club bank deficits - the whist drive.
- The foundation bills the report as a ‘wake-up call for all Canadians, especially those living outside major urban centres, to take a look at their communities and their lifestyles.’
- On their website, they're running ads and billing them as ‘news’.
- Drudge bills this story as a denial, but it isn't quite.
- He was billed after star Dana Andrews, leading lady Linda Darnell and second male lead Sterling Hayden.
- They billed their approach as a bold use of the legislation, saying it was a response to persistent harassment of residents by travellers.
- He is also billed to speak at a fundraising dinner in Toronto during the same trip; the Canadian government has placed no restrictions in his path.
- Further spice is added with the event being billed in some quarters as a battle royal between Manchester and Merseyside.
- Mungo Jerry were also billed to play but, sadly, decided not to.
- According to the team manager Arjun Dharmadasa, the Lankan team is billed to play Japan on Dec.18.
- The sign outside bills Blue Mountain as a ‘Jamaican and Canadian food’ restaurant, using the curious terminology more frequently associated with ‘Chinese and Canadian’ joints.
- Sight seeing and daily meetings are billed, with a Grand Black Tie event on the final night.
- ‘It happened to Vuyani Bungu when he was billed in the same tournament with Hamed and then ultimately fought him,’ he said.
- Navin Samarasinghe also entered the final of the men's open event where he is billed to do battle with the hardened Janaka Suwaris.
- Organisers are billing this event as a BIlingual festival and a Celtic celebration.
- The third billed artist, Jonny Regan, did not have a lot to do and I wondered why he had been given such prominence, in view of the fact that there were others in the cast who, if not given top billing, should at least have been featured.
- Meanwhile, completing the billing for the day are Doves, whose latest album ‘The Last Broadcast’ was number one in the UK for three weeks.
- The society bills its guide as a ‘must-read for all armchair supporters’ and claims that even the most over-enthusiastic spectator should not need to be stretchered off mid-match.
- But a spokeswoman for DDF said although they had billed their product as being similar to Botox treatment, it did not contain any potentially harmful chemicals.
- Out of the nine events which were billed for the last day, India picked up four titles and were followed by Sri Lanka and Pakistan who took three and two titles, respectively.
- Now the actual work is billed as ‘Fa'afafine ’, so there will be people coming to this show expecting to learn more about fa'afine.
- The result - when the allure of the biggie DJ wears thin, as it has recently, there's nothing to fill the gaps between the next highly billed event.
- The occasion is billed to be unique, the mood motivational and the message, a powerful assertion of the value of self - belief.
- The Baggies' boss, who billed the duel with Wanderers as the biggest game of his Premiership career, frowned at the loss of two vital survival points.
- In 1870 the birds were billed as ‘doomed to certain extinction ‘and by 1977 they seemed technically extinct.’
- There has not been too much news from the Killoran Clan gatherings of late, but all that has now changed as another re-union is billed for October of this year.
- Dr Andrew Walker, a senior lecturer in health economics at Glasgow University, said: ‘It is very hard to see this as being the step change that it was billed as.’
- As I predicted, although the concert was billed to start at 7.45 it didn't start until after 8.
- The attorney general bills this measure as a necessary tactic in the war against terrorism, but it is unlikely to prevent a future terrorist attack or snare any key members of terrorist groups intent upon doing damage to this country.
- Well the Government is billing the budget as further proof of its commitment to Australia's national security.
- Dave's business card bills him as ‘the original jester… bluer than blue’.
- The introduction bills the book as an effort to ‘set the record straight,’ but it is actually an attempt to push the record far to the right.
- Shapiro bills the series as an unglamorous look at life in the clink and the power of music as a means of rehabilitation.
- The eyes are situated beside the bill giving the birds binocular vision.
- The bills of young birds are not crossed at hatching, but cross as they grow.
- A Black-throated Green Warbler dropped into view, a tiny green caterpillar grasped in the vise of his slender bill.
- When the forest floor is blanketed in snow, the birds use their powerful bills to dig out ant nests from tree trunks and tree bases.
- He sat up in a sapling, throwing back his head, opening wide his slender bill, and singing his rising, buzzy song.
- Like wrens, these birds are insectivorous soft bills, and seeds can seriously damage their beaks and digestive systems.
- The downward-curving bill of the bird, the small head, and the swollen knees are all accurate depictions of a wader.
- The youngest ate a small red fruit that a golden bird carried in its bill.
- Orange-crowned Warblers are very small warblers with slender bills, broken eye-rings, and partial eye-lines.
- The bird has decurved slender black bill and short wings.
- They often carry their prey in their bill, unlike other birds of prey that carry their prey in their talons.
- The American Coot is a medium-sized bird with a white bill, yellow legs, and lobed toes.
- The finding indicates that the skull had an external covering, most likely of hard keratin, similar to the bills of modern birds.
- Females, which probed crevices for insects, had long, slender, curved bills.
- But the bird has only her bill to manipulate this awkward baton, which rotates first one way, then the other as she tries to make it fit.
- Birds with bills like that shouldn't be shy and the nutcracker is anything but.
- These tall thin birds have long necks, bills, and legs and a very wide wingspan.
- The upper mandible of the bill is dark and the lower is yellow.
- In the case of birds, a larger bill, for example, may enable some individuals to take advantage of particular seeds.
- Actually, I've been planning a whole column devoted just to birds' bills and their feet, so I won't say much about them here.
2US(of cap)visera feminine
- Reversible hat features velcro adjustable strap, shapeable bill and logos on all sides.
- The Chicago Cap was the same shape as the Parti-Colored Cap, but featured horizontal (rather than vertical) stripes and a solid-colored bill.
- Side A has team logo embroidery on front and Nike Swoosh embroidery on bill while side B has team logo and Nike Swoosh on front.
- As a matter of fact my bill needed to always be curved just right and the front of the cap needed just a little dip on top behind the pretty scarlet "H".
- The wide variety of styles from a thin headband to a billed cap allows you to use what suits your style.
- His grip was light as silk and solid as iron, and he looked up for the first time, the billed cap no longer concealing the too-handsome face with its amused, chilling smile.
- When your team is behind late in the game, ball players turn their hats inside out and balance a baseball on the inverted bill of the cap.
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