In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The cool cement was smooth beneath my feet, and a soft breeze wound its way through our hair.
- Many people find a place without carpeting is best from a maintenance point of view as tile or cement is a lot easier to clean.
- Traditional terrazzo is made of cement and marble with extra marble chips on the surface.
- The roofs are not made of cement and hence the mixed name.
- Yesterday we went to Jewsons and ordered some fence panels, posts, sand, gravel, cement etc.
- Since the plaster is a composite material using appropriate qualities of cement, sand and aggregate, the final material has a dull color.
- Suddenly tears sprung from her eyes, slowly sliding off her soft cheeks and landing onto the cement, each tear bringing out more sorrow.
- These were dry cast, which is a technique that dates back to ancient times and calls for tamping a mixture of sand, cement, and water into a mold.
- Substituting adobe clay for cement is one option for a more sustainable approach.
- She tried to slow down her breathing as she took soft steps on the cement.
- It contains clay which, like cement, holds things together.
- This figure is the ratio of sand to the sum of the Portland cement, lime, and mortar cement or masonry cement in the mortar.
- Manda froze, feeling as if her feet were glued to the cement, before someone tackled her to the ground.
- This summer the National Trust asked St Blaise Conservation, directed by Keith Garner, RIBA, to replace the cement with lime mortar.
- Plaster, like sand, lime and cement, is not an expensive material and at its simplest level is not difficult to use.
- No more than six gallons of water per bag of cement should be used.
- Pebbles and old quarry tiles had been used to fill in the gap, with the whole area brushed with a dry mix of sand and cement to fill in the cracks, and watered in using a watering can.
- More affluent farmers live in homes constructed of cement, with tile roofs.
- The room is constructed of cinderblocks, gravel, and cement, giving it a very old-fashioned medieval dungeon like appearance.
- Wall materials such as stucco, cement, brick, plaster, stone, and block are most resistant to high temperatures.
- There was a heavy smacking noise as my hands contacted the cement, and then a softer crack as my right shoulder joint shifted out of position.
- Suddenly Ryeda could hear the small screeches of rubber meeting cement at such a high speed as the place came to run on the runaway.
- On the other hand, you still need to have sand, cement and crushed stone trucked in, and then you have to shovel it into the mixer.
- Construction methods are traditional: earth bricks, stone, gravel, cement and sand, with flat or thatched roofs.
- We were having some building work done and there was cement, sand and mortar lying around.
- ‘We had to learn how to work with cinder block, cement, and stucco,’ says Ecker-Haleva.
- On all these levels, I invite you to celebrate the richness of gravel, sand and cement mixed together with water and allowed to cure.
- Cementitious grout of two parts sand to one part cement can be injected below the curled slab edges.
- The exuberant, deadly light embraced the dank alley as it sped toward Zarl, uprooting the earth once trapped by cement and gravel.
- The solution that Mr Valentine came up with is a single sheet of waterproof material that can be formed into an open container which can carry anything from sand and cement to water.
- An identifying phrase that probably Goss himself inscribed on the photograph identifies the white substance as gunite, a solution of cement and water used as a finisher.
- The mortar mix used for the vintage building consisted of a Portland cement-slacked lime putty created by mixing cement and lime.
- Weigh shovelsful of lime and cement separately so you can calculate approximate water needs for your mix.
- West Wiltshire MP Andrew Murrison has challenged the Environment Agency's plans to allow the burning of toxic waste in cement and lime kilns.
- They're as mundane as the flour, cocoa, and sugar in brownie mix or the sand, gravel, and cement used to make concrete.
- With the availability of cement cobble stones and tiles, the paths could be properly laid for the use of those who want to take a walk or jog.
- The building itself was vintage East German, thin marble facades pasted onto cement, cracked tiles, and plenty of glass to let in the roasting sun.
- The Israeli surgeons say that a form of root canal treatment by injection of cement may be effective in a range of bone and joint disorders.
- Bonding between the cement and dental hard tissues is achieved through an ionic exchange at the interface.
- All electrodes were soldered to a miniature socket, which was attached to the skull with dental cement.
- I routed a slot on the underside of the sole rubber to accommodate the head of the screw and glued them back on with contact cement.
- If you have quick-set epoxy or muffler cement, patch the leaks after allowing the damaged section to dry thoroughly.
- ‘Hey Adam thanks for letting me use your spiking glue and spiking cement today,’ Ian said.
- If I were you, I would glue the base tape back on with Barge cement.
- I placed the front panel of California face down on the floor and used Dap Weldwood contact cement to glue side-pieces along the edges.
- It also provided a social cement in new urban communities.
- What held this strange alliance of East Belfast back street preacher and born again estate agent together was the cement of sectarianism.
- Time and again we seek in our sport the consolation of the old values and virtues that were once the only social cement that held Ireland together in the worst of times.
- Islam was the cement he used to unite the Arab tribes; commerce was to be the only noble occupation.
- Politics was the cement which bound the late John Healy and myself, as Editor, to the young team that launched a pioneering regional newspaper.
- Without effective state support for disciplinary sanctions, voluntary consensus was the only real cement for community.
- But in the last analysis discipline is a crucial part of the cement which binds armed forces together.
- And it has served as the cement that has bound Europe together.
- In all cases, nationalism and patriotism proved powerful cement for bonding the state with society.
- We may regard the DANCE ANNUAL DIRECTORY as a bunch of names and numbers, but it truly is the cement of our community.
- The ideological cement binding the nation was the White Australia Policy, championed by the Australian Labor Party.
- As we will see in the next chapter, these emotions may be the cement that binds human society together.
- The cement that holds together the various strands of the Bush administration is their pocketbooks and stock market portfolios.
- In today's less hierarchical business world, trust is the cement that holds organisations together.
2Dentistryempaste masculinecemento masculine
4(uniting element)aglutinante masculine
1Buildingunir con cementoto cement sth (over) — revestir algo de cemento
3(make firm)(friendship/alliance) consolidar(friendship/alliance) fortalecer
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