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(of knife, razor, saw, sword) hoja feminine(of ice skate) cuchilla feminine
- As he demanded money he struggled to open the blade of the knife before panicking and leaving.
- The knife was like a pocket knife, but bigger, the blade was still sharp.
- Copper pipe can be cut with a pipe cutter that has a blade designed for cutting copper.
- He had a knife in hand, a very sharp knife with a blade almost a foot long.
- He listened to the blades of Lydie's ice-skates glide across the ice smoothly.
- There are two distinct operations in putting a really superb cutting edge on a blade.
- The backerboard can be scored and snapped, or cut with a saw blade designed for cutting concrete and stone.
- The four wheels and the metal plate on a roller skate are much heavier than the single blade on an ice skate.
- The captured prince screamed and tried to get out of her grasp but she had the sharp blade of a knife pressed against his throat.
- Tear off excess paper tape at or near the floor, using the blade of your taping knife as a cutting edge.
- Cutting blades need particular attention, but take care and consult an expert if you're unused to handling sharp implements.
- He produced a knife with a six-inch blade which he waved at the guard, forcing him to back off.
- Coat the cutting blade often with silicone grease to prevent rusting.
- She grimaced as she held the sharp blade of the knife against her hands.
- Facing the garden, push the tool blade straight down into the edge of the turf about 3 to 4 inches.
- Often the working blade of a tool is called its head, like the head of an axe.
- Young men on blades are willing to do anything - take a puck in the face, throw their bodies into places they don't belong.
- Police have not yet recovered the murder weapon, believed to be a knife with a substantial blade.
- It suggests smacking the clove with the flat blade of a knife.
- His words were cutting mercilessly into my heart like the cold blade of a sharp knife.
- Lay the clove on a cutting board and smash it with the flat of a knife blade.
- He kept the knife blade flat against his wrist, hidden in the fold of his sleeve.
- As with all of of our knives, the blade is incredibly sharp with amazing cutting power for its size.
1.2literary (sword)acero masculine literary
- She crouched, turned, and swung her blade in a wide arc, making a sharp, whistling sound.
- Daggers, blades and scimitars like his looked to be the weapon of preference.
- The pale man coolly smiled and blocked the blade with his own sword, then counterattacked his foe.
- He sidestepped and took a wild swing at her back, to be met by an arcing sword that struck his blade out of his hand and sent it whirling.
- One look at the sword, a slender blade as smooth as ice, and she felt her mind sliding into soft clouds.
2.1(of turbine, propeller)pala femininepaleta feminine
- The stern rests on its port side, propeller with bent blades and railing curving up.
- They are the size and shape of olives, dark brown, and borne in a big, red, flat pod with lobes arranged like the blades of a propeller.
- The gyroplane, which had both rotor blades and a propeller, had reached a height of no more than 20 ft after take-off when it started to nosedive.
- The engine and nose bowl have been restored to display condition while propeller blades from another aircraft have been fitted to the hub.
- The fan, whose rotating blades had been disabled, had strings attached to the fan housing, radiating out from it through 360 degrees.
- A light aircraft had lost one of its propeller blades and a second blade was badly damaged, a report has revealed.
- This device stops the spinning blade within three seconds of release of the handle.
- The car had a single propeller and rotor blades for flight.
- Two blades of the propeller are buried in the shingle seabed, with the hub just clear.
- I'm getting very sick the whine of fan blades spinning.
- Twelve shiny propeller blades, each 18 feet long, await installation.
- If you have to deliver a certain number of turbine blades in order to make an airplane and half of them aren't there on time, that makes for bad industrial relations.
- As you walk to the parking lot, you turn and glance back at the clean lines of the white wings and the black blades of the propeller standing proudly at the nose.
- Most of the paddles are homemade, with aluminum shafts and fiberglass blades.
- The propeller stopped, its blades bent backward violently.
- The first thing I noticed was the wind and cold exacerbated by the chopper's whirling blades blasting the freezing air down on us.
- As the entire fan including blades and chassis is made of clear plastic, the light should internally reflect around inside the fan.
- This involves a suction device with guarded blades which removes veins like a vacuum cleaner.
- The helicopter's rotor blades began to spin, and before the rebels could even think of rescue, he had taken off.
- Stand beneath one of the turbines and there is a powerful swooshing sound as the blades sweep through the air above your head.
2.2(of bat, oar)pala feminine
2.3(of windshield wiper)raqueta femininehoja feminineplumilla feminine Chile
(of grass)brizna femininenot a blade of grass will grow there — ahí no crece ni una brizna de hierba
- It is an exciting moment for me when I see a blade of grass or see a leaf of a tree, and when I listen to birds chattering and to running water in a stream.
- While the majority of weeds have broad leaves, some may have narrow leaves similar to blades of grass.
- The soft pat of paws hardly bent a blade of grass.
- The reporter did not see any cows or sheep, never mind even a blade of green grass, during the three-hour journey.
- For more than three hundred kilometres not a blade of grass was to be seen.
- Joan chewed thoughtfully on a blade of grass, leaning against a tree with her arms folded behind her head.
- Not a leaf, not a blade of grass, stirred in the sultry air.
- The natural element could be a leaf, a blade of grass, or a flower.
- Seldom will a blade of grass have been more eagerly awaited.
- The grass feels cold and refreshing against my bare feet, the blades tickling between my toes as I walk.
- He slowly sat up and dusted a blade of grass from off his shoulder.
- She looked up at him and pulled a blade of grass out of his hair and tossed it aside.
- I did put out a quiver-tip, which rocked back and forth like a blade of grass bowing and stooping before the wind.
- He plucked a blade of grass, splitting it in two.
- Leaves and loose blades of grass swirled within it too.
- Everything was either already green - like a snake, bright as a blade of grass, sidling across the footpath - or in the process of becoming so.
- Her eyes wandered to the ground and stared at a blade of grass.
- The streets were covered with these buildings, and not a blade of grass nor a leafy tree could be found.
- The baby tottered to and fro like a blade of grass in the breeze, unevenly buttoned shirt flaps billowing wildly about.
- A blade of grass glinted in his palm, wet with dew.
(of leaf, petal)limbo masculine
- The collar is where the leaf blade visually breaks away from the sheath and the stalk.
- The iliac blade tapers and thins ventrally so that its ventral surface forms a sharp ridge.
- They climb on leaf blades and clip them off, causing the blades to fall unconsumed to the ground.
- For one, I could hear insects moving and blades of wheat moving against each other.
- The mixture is pale yellow, flecked with blades of rosemary.
4archaic(young man)gallardo joven masculine
- In the nightclubs of wartime London, young blades trying to impress their girlfriends would turn up sometimes wearing German uniforms.
- It isn't hard to see why the makers of the upcoming film chose to cast him as the spoilt young blade.
- Our guide, Thomas, is an enthusiastic young blade.
- They were triumphant and he felt like a dashing young blade in football.
- I should mention that we young blades came from the north side of the bog, a distance of more than two miles.
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