In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mecanismo de relojería masculineit's driven by clockwork — funciona con un mecanismo de relojería
- the organization runs like clockwork — la organización funciona como un reloj
- as regular as clockwork — como un reloj
- before noun clockwork toy — juguete de cuerda
- Later on the pinnacle of technology was the clockwork.
- Of inventions which proved to have major significance, only the lens and clockwork travelled in the opposite direction, eastwards across Eurasia.
- Here's how Sait's son Yousuff describes the clockwork: The wall clock works for a week for one winding.
- Inventor Trevor Baylis had spent years trying to raise finance for his wind-up clockwork radio.
- I can't tell you how long I've been here on this traffic island, the clockwork in my watch rusted to a halt long long ago.
- My mother was like the evil clockwork of some kind of villainous clock gone haywire.
- More a series of sketches than a linear plot, Mon Oncle operates much like a clockwork: a series of gears, repeated movements that set off countermovements.
- Loves are lost, hearts are broken, games become mere clockwork, and his passion dies.
- He was the talisman, the cog in the clockwork that made the whole mechanism function.
- These Ancients, more ancient than ours but still not literally ancient, saw the world not as a giant clockwork but as an organism.
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