In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(well/shaft/tunnel) hacer(well/shaft/tunnel) abrirthey bored a hole into the rock — hicieron una perforación en la roca
- we bored our way through the crowd — nos abrimos paso entre la muchedumbre
- his eyes were boring a hole in me — me traspasaba con la mirada
- He was staring at a tree that the rock had bored a hole through.
- Feric adapted a drill so that it could bore two holes allowing the probe to seat.
- A restoration company removed all the carpets in the single-story, ranch-style home, and holes were bored to dry out the walls.
- I always thought it was like neutron star material—it would bore a hole completely through you if you got in contact with it.
- They ripped out the palace walls to lay electrical wiring, and they bored holes for the aerial cables.
- Two years ago Christopher had a pallidotomy, where a hole was bored in his skull and brain cells were cauterised.
- A hole was bored through the shell of a large surf clam and a thick rope passed through it.
- It was said that the train bored a hole in the mountain's stomach and rushed through it.
- Your theory is that it might have been a whistleblower on the staff who did not break and enter the premises, was lawfully on the premises, but bored a hole, which you say may or may not be a break and enter.
- To give a more vivid demonstration of the accuracy of his painting, he bored a small hole in the panel with the baptistery painting at the vanishing point.
- Pipis have to keep an eye out for Didymus, who wants to bore a hole in their shell using both an implement and some acid.
- He has a story for each tool he demonstrates, be it a drill that bores square holes or a spill plane.
- Just below it, an eight-inch hole was bored through the door and a ventilation fan installed.
- Your teacher will now help you, by inventing some contraption of hot bits of coat-hanger wire, to bore deep holes up from the base of the candle.
- In the cooler confectionery room Jay bored holes into oranges with a root-cutter.
- It bored two drill holes within the licence area but some distance from the Rob Roy field, hoping to find oil which would have been in a new field, but without success.
- It bored four holes from the top of the hill to its base to allow sensitive recording equipment to be lowered inside the mound to provide a 3D image of the hill.
- It bores a hole through armor with so much energy, because it is so heavy, that it spews inside the tank or armored personnel carrier all kinds of bits and pieces of that armor in a ‘spalling’ or shotgun effect.
- Unfortunately, the head was attached to his body, which as a unit had rented the apartment under hers and had bored a hole in the ceiling for stalking purposes.
- Anything—a drill or any other digging tool—that is not secured by a strong anchor into the surface may just be pushed away before the drill actually bores a hole.
1perforartaladrarthey are boring for oil/water — están haciendo perforaciones en busca de petróleo/agua
1(diameter of cylinder, pipe, gun barrel)calibre masculinesmall-bore weapons — armas de pequeño calibre feminine
- 12-bore shotgun — escopeta de calibre 12
- The first thing after playing is to mop through the bore of an instrument with one of several special devices that prevent the build-up of humidity.
- The secret, they say, is to pull the trigger of the 12-bore shotgun the instant the bird is spotted.
- He retreated to bed, lying in the foetal position for hours before heading off to the woods at the back of his house with his 20-bore shotgun.
- At some point he armed himself with a 12-bore pump action shotgun which was capable of holding up to 5 cartridges, and loaded the gun.
- To get a revolver to shoot heart-shaped groups involves a complex relationship of bullets to throats to barrel bores and crowns.
- The reasoning behind this is that the bores of even the finest match barrels, no matter how smooth they appear, contain surface pores that need to be carefully filled with jacket material.
- Most of the accidents I've seen involve a simple bulged barrel due to shooting with an obstruction in the bore.
- Only around 10 centimetres in diameter, the clay pigeon is shot at with 12-bore shotguns.
- The oboe, with its narrower bore, redesigned reed, and more refined sound, was developed in France during the mid-17th century.
- Even a small amount of snow, mud, excess lubricant, or grease in the bore can dangerously increase pressure and cause the barrel to bulge or burst when firing.
- In patients recovering from a stroke who need feeding, a fine bore, soft feeding tube can be passed down under radiological guidance.
- The traditional .22 rifle has been replaced by a choice of Browning automatic handgun or sawn-off 12 bore shotgun.
- In its shotgun line, it has added a 28 gauge and .410 bore to its series.
- The most popular caliber seems to be the 54-bore or about .45 caliber.
- By that time, the dissolving wad residue should make the bore look like the inside of a brick chimney.
- Pistol or revolver barrels sometimes have a small ring in the bore caused by getting a bullet stuck and then shooting again.
- The Ithaca company did the most extensive development of shotgun slug barrels a number of years ago, and concluded the best accuracy was obtained from cylinder-choked barrels with highly polished bores.
- This is a local narrowing of the bore of the tube.
- It can serve as a shotgun, an accurate big bore rifle, a handgun, and even as a flare gun.
- Let's just say a 12-bore is a noisy weapon in a confined space.
- Called simply Big-Bore Handguns it has to do with, you guessed it, big bore handguns—which are near and dear to his heart.
- In recent days, they have been peppered with them as if they were buckshot from a 12-bore.
- The inside bore might be 12 in, but the barrels are well over a metre in diameter at the base.
- Barrels have ventilated ribs, hard-chromed bores, interchangeable choke tubes (three provided) and lengthened forcing cones to reduce recoil.
- Being parallel to the bore, the rails offered a mounting solution that aimed the light perfectly.
- Gun-action was wonderful to watch, but best from a distance, because on three occasions a wire-bound barrel burst when water entered the bore before firing.
- The 12-bore shotgun was taken during the break-in at the house on March 30.
- Both are very large, stainless-steel, semi-auto big bore handguns.
- One of the hunters crouched in the bow with a 12 - bore shotgun ready to bring down one of the mallard or teal that flew up at our approach.
- Woodwind instrument bores were redesigned to extend their range and improve their tone-quality.
- It is also available as a shotgun in 12 and 20 gauge, and .410 bore.
- Cylinder alignment is checked by running a special tool called a range rod through the bore and into the cylinder throat.
- Two 0.315 bore country-made pistols and two cartridges each were recovered.
- Plus, the perfect bore of the new barrel would assure topnotch accuracy.
- In addition the barrel bore is hardchrome plated for resistance to corrosion.
- He has spoken honestly about the damage a lifetime of shooting big bore handguns has done to his body.
- Put the gel on a brass or bristle brush and the inside of the bore is quickly coated with the cleaner, which stays in place without running.
- Gastric lavage should be performed with a large bore orogastric tube.
- He allegedly claimed he had a 12-bore shotgun and threatened officers, a bailiff and officials after they turned up to throw him out.
- The first, made in 1976, is a vertical cardboard tube surmounted by another with a smaller bore.
- The bore of the Browning barrel was mirror smooth from one end to the other.
2(hole)barreno masculineagujero masculine
- The chairman, Senator Moylan, proposed that the board carry out some test bores to establish that ground conditions are favourable for construction work.
- The firm wanted to eliminate building mandatory escape cross tunnels between bores, a job requiring tricky ground freezing, says Harnois.
- Lighting control panels are being installed in the portal equipment rooms, in niches along the length of the tunnel, and in the passageways connecting the bores.
- The debris including the bags and the timber was obstructing a good two-thirds of the bore of the culvert.
- It was taken to Ilam to pump water for domestic supply from an artesian bore near the water wheel to a water tank on a tower beside the homestead.
- Last summer BT began legal action in the US against six companies concerning patents for blowing fibre optic cables down bores and conduits.
- Despite all the difficulties the two ends of the tunnel bore met as planned in 1916.
1masculine pesado informalfeminine pesada informalmasculine pelmazo informalmasculine plomo informalmasculine aburrimientofeminine pesadez informalfeminine lata informalyou're being a bore! — ¡mira que eres plomo / pesado! informal
- What is it about household work that makes people regard it as an utter bore?
- Will's columns can sometimes be a bore, ripping a social healthcare program here and our educational system's shortcomings there.
- It's a chore and a bore and it makes me sore not to mention poor!
- That notion of filmmaking seemed like a bore then and seems like a bore now.
- My enthusiasm was gone; everything became a bore, a chore, a nightmare.
- She on the other hand is a complete washout and a complete bore.
- At a deeper level, it seems to me that he is a world-class crashing bore.
- It seemed every woman he went out with was a dud, a bore or just plain stupid.
- Instead, it's a tedious and meretricious bore, and those are the worst kind.
- But life itself becomes a bore, a drudge, a grind.
- She sings like a bore, acts like a bore, is a bore.
- Yes, Matt can sometimes be a bore, but he usually knows when he is boring, and this lends complexity to his character as the series develops.
- Give him a gun and a hot little sports car, and he's a bore just the same.
- When there, I risked being a real bore by showing some Bowie video clips while we ate and got through two bottles of appallingly horrible wine.
- Quite simply, the film is a bore.
- The course can sometimes be a bore but I find the major subjects quite interesting.
- Robert Crumb he isn't, but that's too bad because watching this obnoxious bore becomes tedious long before the film's 77 minutes run out.
- The woman who at first so impressed you now seems like a bore who won't let anyone else get a word in edgewise.
- Monotony soon becomes a bore to anyone, so the music teacher should guard against the class period becoming mere routine.
- Those who have a nice car and go to a club are usually a bore.
- With all of the reality shows that make TV watching a complete bore, I was glad to finally see something new, fresh, absorbing and entertaining.
- The film's main character, Mr. Hundert, might or might not be a great teacher (in any case, the film thinks he is), but he's a bore.
- I seem to have these spurts of wanting to update everything that's going on and then times when life seems like a bore or a little to overwhelming to update about.
- Sure, he's likable, but he's a bore.
- Levels are well planned out, and the fighting, which can sometimes be a bore, is one of the best things about this game.
- Too bad attending them can be a complete and utter bore.
- The rest of the school day was a bore, so I won't bother going into detail about it.
- I think he has simply demonstrated once again why he has become such a crashing bore.
- You always were a headache and you always were a bore.
- It's like reading the same book over and over again: it becomes a bore.
- The days of desperately trying to escape the clutches of some crashing bore in the corner of a nightclub are long gone.
- But she became too demanding and, if never a bore, tedious and peremptory in her behaviour.
- While in this day of $1 billion building buys, $60 million seems like a bore, this transaction is eye-catching for a couple of reasons.
- At the risk of being a complete bore I feel a strong urge to recount our recent experience as a babysitting tag-team.
- I've already lost the will to live, so taking out a few geeky bores really won't trouble me one bit.
- Earl is so enmeshed in his youngest son's identity that he becomes a bore.
2British(annoying thing)what a bore your having to go so soon! — ¡qué fastidio / qué lata que te tengas que ir tan pronto! informal
1(weary)aburrirI'm not boring you, am I? — no te estaré aburriendo, ¿no?
- opera bores me stiff or (British also) rigid — la ópera me aburre mortalmente / soberanamente
- I was bored, and those silly ninnies you call scullery maids are no fun at all.
- I can't put my finger on a single reason but I am rather bored of the whole media bias trip that so many US bloggers are on as well the shouty style adopted.
- I'll give it a go next week, but imagine that this will quickly bore me.
- As a sociological experiment, I'm not sure what this showed, other than that I was really bored and sometimes do silly things.
- Even if it can't kill you, too much niceness can still bore you silly.
- He became quickly bored by their talk.
- Consequently, when I first worked with David at the Royal Court on his play Under the Blue Sky, I probably bored him silly about this film.
- I've ranted merrily about this in the past, and regular readers are doubtless bored silly by my views.
- It made no sense and I was bored silly, just waiting for it to end so we could get on with the scheduled video.
- Whenever a person tries to bore you with endless talk on dull topics and unrelated ones, silence him to encore again by inserting cotton into your ears or listening to songs from a walkman.
- She was rather bored with her life in a small town in East Anglia and there and then decided to sell her house and join her son in New Zealand.
- It was a personal experience and would probably bore you silly and I don't want to leave you in charge of a computer whilst you're asleep.
- It's a pretty good story, actually, though I get bored by cards very quickly.
- Both quickly bored me, although one generated views realistic enough to cause car sickness.
- Of course, it should be known that the scene will bore me quickly.
- The story went that their daughter was bored silly after a couple of days at the resort and cried to get back home to her friends.
- Oh please, Damion, your insults are so dull it bores me.
- Cancer and Virgo would both find it hard to cope with your aloofness, whilst Aries would quickly bore you once the superficial attraction had passed.
- His education hasn't started yet, so he has some kind of notion that life could be more interesting, but no idea of how, and meanwhile he is rather bored.
- For the same reason detailed descriptions of food rather bore me: either be there, doing it, having it, eating it, or get a life.
1(tidal wave)macareo masculine
- The bore corresponds to a tidal wave that appears at the same time that the tide comes up.
- Experiments in a laboratory wave tank show that interactions between bores refracted by a prowlike beach can produce jets in which the velocity is nearly twice the bore's phase speed.
- On the Shubenacadie River, the tidal bore and rapidly rising tide results in extremely turbulent waters.
- The longtime Brazilian bore aficionado achieved an unbelievable record of surfing non-stop for 10.1 km (6.3 miles) down Brazil's famous river bore wave, called the Pororoca.
- The largest bores occur on 25 days a year, in the morning and evening, with biggest bores on tides over 32’.
- The Severn Bore is one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.
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