In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Soon, Alyssa was pacing around the large room, looking at the antique cuckoo clock every few minutes.
- Katrina reached across the bed and turned the clock on the nightstand.
- Decker checked her antique clock on her desk.
- Looking to the antique grandfather clock in the hallway, I raised a brow.
- A good example of a no UI solution is setting the clock on a VCR.
- She hears the grandfather clock chiming, but when she looks at it, it is running backwards.
- He watched the ticking on his bedside clock until the minute hand felt more like the hour hand.
- I looked at the clock on the VCR and rubbed the end of my eye.
- I rolled over and looked at the digital alarm clock on my bedside table.
- He checked the cuckoo clock on the wall for the time and it was only nine twenty-five.
- I glanced at the digital alarm clock by my bed.
- Melatonin resets the body clock to synchronize metabolic functions with times of activity and rest.
- Darryn's anxiety increased as he watched the ticking clock, wondering where Kara was.
- Adel and Doug entered the house just as the large grandfather clock struck twelve.
- She slipped her arms into the sleeves as the clock chimed the three-quarter hour.
- Some people find that a ticking clock in the room helps.
- He is watching the clock strike the last minute of his tenure at the company.
- As soon as darkness was complete, Olivia looked to the clock beside her bed.
- Sighing, I glanced out the door to the clock on my bedside table.
- The clock on the mantelpiece shows the time to be 11 am.
2also time clockreloj registrador masculinereloj checador masculine Mexico
(odometer)cuentakilómetros masculinemasculine velocímetromasculine espidómetro Colombiait's only got 10,000 on the clock — solo ha hecho 10.000 millas
- Ten minutes into the return journey, with only 360 miles on the clock, the engine started misfiring badly.
- Such a worn interior in a BMW with just 77,000 miles on the clock seemed highly unlikely.
- I knew that I wanted a smallish 2004 automatic model with as few as possible kilometres on the clock.
- But his favourite motor is the Ford Popular he keeps in pristine condition with just 48,000 miles on the clock.
- But, given the luxury of her Jag, with just 1,000 miles on the clock, she wasn't too concerned.
- The Escort came back with 254 miles on the clock.
- It's a 2000 automatic with 60,000 miles on the clock.
- Mr O'Brien was also advertising his top-of-the-range Rover 75 which had only 4,000 miles on the clock.
- Be wary, as a 120,000-mile example would be showing just 20,000 on the clock.
- Generally there is no point with diesels as the power dies long before 4,000 rpm is on the clock.
- Consider a two-year-old for €30,000, with less than 10,000 on the clock - they're not hard to find.
- Now, despite having two million miles on the clock, it takes Doug and his wife Glynis all over the country to shows.
- His Hyundai Accent car was returned to Madrid airport on 18 July with some 1,250 miles on the clock.
- Remarkably it had only one owner and came with 70,000 miles on the clock.
- You remembered the extra 50 miles that every away loss puts on the clock going home.
- It had 184,000 miles on the clock when we set off and it's over 3,000 miles to Barcelona, but so far it's doing fine.
- Firstly, most comparable cars seen in Namibia had over 180 000 km on the clock.
- They will do the Plymouth to Dakar Challenge driving in their £70 Volvo car, which the pair purchased in Sweden with 230,000 miles on the clock.
- I have a great 1995 Mercedes with just 115,000 on the clock.
- Mud had been splattered across the front and on the roof, while between 40 and 60 extra miles had been put on the clock, they alleged.
4informal(in taxi)taxímetro masculine
1.1informal (achieve, reach)(time/speed) registrar(speed/time) hacershe clocked the fastest time — registró / hizo el mejor tiempo
- we clocked 130 downhill — registramos / alcanzamos 130 en bajada
- I clock 500 miles a week — hago 500 millas por semana
- The England star was clocked speeding at an average of 92 mph on the M1, Leeds Magistrates Court was told.
- He pulled me over after clocking my speed at 110 mph.
- He said I was clocked doing 45 in a 30 mph zone.
- I heard that someone was clocked doing 87 mph down here once.
- At one point on the straight kilometre course a speed gun clocks how fast you are going.
- This means that the memory in E7205-based mainboards is clocked at the rate equal to the FSB frequency.
- Monitoring of the A590 has clocked cars, motorbikes and vans going more than 100 mph.
- His fastball is clocked at 96 mph, and he has a good slider.
- The camera clocked the car at 51 mph and at 44 mph.
- Halo clocked our ground speed at over a hundred miles an hour.
- A friend of mine who owns a stolen radar gun once clocked my typing speed at roughly 120 words per minute.
- Ten of those caught face a court appearance, mostly because they were clocked doing excessively high speeds.
- His fastball was clocked as high as 95 mph in the eighth inning.
- A number of bikers were also reported for speeding with one clocked doing 96 mph.
- It has been clocked at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour (32 kilometers an hour) and can probably swim even faster than that.
- One rider was clocked travelling at over 90 mph.
- Some individuals have been clocked at speeds of up to two and a half knots - useful if you want to pursue fish.
- Police even brought in a spotter plane to clock the speeds of bikers, but it failed to deter them.
1.2informal (time)(athlete/race) cronometrar
- Clocking up a total of 60 miles it was a well worthwhile drive.
- I'd clocked more than 200 miles and my forearms were feeling the strain.
- Can you savour the South American experience without clocking up monstrous mileage?
- SMART - 1 clocked up 332 orbits around Earth, so that the distance it travelled was rather further than the 380,000 linear km to the moon.
- I very much doubt if any midfielder in the country clocked up the mileage the Curry man did on Sunday.
- Crawford clocked 20.31 secs, with Gatlin eight one hundredths of a second back.
- The 23-year-old rider from Hitchin clocked 34.626 seconds on her Olympic debut.
- Over 51 hours of community work was clocked up for the local koalas.
- After already clocking 120 points, they are relishing the prospect of the Boxing Day derby with Swinton.
- In the 1988 Olympic final, Johnson beat Lewis, clocking a new world record of 9.79 seconds.
- Together, they clocked an average growth rate of 6.1% in 2002.
- Despite rain-slickened roads, they clocked an average speed of 53.71 kph - the third fastest ever.
- Of course, there is no question that Bannister ran the full distance and clocked the historic 3min 59.4sec.
- In a recent test, the prototype clocked a maximum speed of 193 mph, earning it the title of world's fastest EV limousine.
- I took to running, clocking respectable times in 10K's and half marathons.
- Hovercrafters can swiftly clock up speeds of around 80 mph.
- After clocking up 10,000 miles, it still sounds as smooth as the day I first drove it.
- They have gained awards after clocking up more than 200 hours of voluntary activity.
- Having clocked a speed of just over 240 miles per hour, this car still holds the record as the fastest production car ever.
- He was a prolific scorer from the first day out and he clocked up some unbelievable scoring totals.
2British informal(hit)I nearly clocked him one — casi le doy una informal
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