In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1artilugio masculineaparato masculineartefacto masculinehow far will that old contraption take you? — ¿hasta dónde vas a llegar con ese cacharro? informal
- Fruit machines used to be pretty simple contraptions, but you'd need a mathematics degree to operate them these days.
- A flood light granted sight to the strangest mechanical contraption any of them had ever seen.
- No longer the wooden contraptions of yore, they are powered by large diesel sets.
- You find strange contraptions made of rubber and metal lying around in the basement.
- Sadly, none of a myriad of ingenious contraptions, despite inventors' claims, puts forth more energy than it absorbs.
- There are the flying machines and steam contraptions, technology from a fantastic version of the industrial age.
- Also displayed are two power-gliders, which are two-seater contraptions powered by small engines.
- It was at least twice as big as a normal airplane hangar, with strange looking contraptions flying about.
- The mechanised contraption rattled its way over the rolling hills.
- It took old-fashioned rocket science to put the contraption into orbit on September 27 last year.
- Bodies were needed to carry the contraption, for it had no wheels.
- The noisy contraption of an elevator stopped once it reached the bottom of the shaft.
- Neither of them wore gear and they were using some sort of strange cardboard contraptions as nets but they were wearing skates and they had sticks in their hands.
- For example, the machines might resemble the contraptions used by the state lottery agencies to determine winning numbers.
- Some of his contraptions do not have steering wheels and he still calls them ‘cars’.
- His shoes were strange contraptions bound in metal strips and leather ties.
- Giant machines and preternatural contraptions can dominate the landscape.
- People taking rides on giant wheels and similar contraptions should be warned that they are taking a risk.
- At first, you might think that writing about mechanical contraptions could end up being an extremely boring and dry endeavour.
- Undoubtedly the contraptions and apparatuses in Keaton's films are the basis for his gags.
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