In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.
- Although chess, draughts, dice and gambling were forbidden, counters and dice were also found during the dig.
- It was used for making pendants, finger rings, playing counters, dice and even spindle whorls.
- According to the rules you need nothing more than your brain and a pack of cards, so it's a lot cheaper than the usual awful party games that cost £29.99 for a box, three dice and six counters.
- Those work quite well as all sorts of counters and tokens.
- The game, played with counters and dice, is already proving a big hit - so much so that more copies are being produced to be distributed next year.
- Most board games, especially war games, use cardboard counters or chits.
- All microswitches and counters were controlled by a central power source connected to a digital timer set to turn on one hour after sunset and turn off one hour before sunrise.
- My hit counter started bleeding in the thousands following the election but seems to have recovered somewhat.
- Maybe I had picked up the wrong gadget, and it was a calorie counter, primed to record a Big Mac and fries.
- So I went in with a calorie counter to analyze the last three day's meals.
- Commerce has stated that it doesn't intend to make any money from the fee-free coin counters, which customers and non-customers are invited to use.
- Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
- The error counter is responsive to input signals and the feedback signals for generating error signals.
- The receiver simply synchronizes its counter to the value transmitted by the remote, and opens the garage door.
- The novelty of the electronic counter at the [Overbridge] traffic signal is yet to wear off, and the constables posted at the busy junction seem to be a more relaxed lot these days.
- So I installed a hit counter to see what was going on.
- Pennies are a completely useless coin, not able to be used in vending machines, toll roads and perhaps not least importantly, Las Vegas coin counters.
- In 1912, George Julius converted his invented mechanical vote counter into a mechanical totalisator.
- When the voter wishes to make no further changes, he or she pulls a large lever, which registers the votes on a counter located at the back of the machine.
- It is suitable for a range of applications including timers, controllers, counters, test equipment or systems requiring an electronic display.
- My counter for this website records that the site has just received its ten thousandth visitor.
- For example, Geiger - Mueller counters, the familiar clicking boxes seen in the movies, were first sold in the 1930s.
- Really, I've never built anything much more computationally complicated than a counter of single-photons.
- It is indeed difficult to counter such cornering arguments.
- In order to counter any possible opposition, the government is attacking democratic rights and preparing a new police state.
- What was interesting about that phenomenon was how incredibly difficult it was to counter the prevailing wisdom of the times.
- This means countering denialism as well.
- European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
- The possibility of a five-fold increase in the projected cost came after big business insisted it move to counter public opposition.
- He made the remarks in a bid to counter the opposition's doubts that the use of the money has not been transparent, the report said.
- It will be difficult to counter their political and economic hegemony!
- And we in the opposition must counter their vision and offer competing images of the future of the country.
- The party's caucus had held the closed-door meeting to discuss ways to counter the opposition lawmakers' plans.
- The opposition rally sought to counter that impression, and organisers said they expected about 150,000 people to turn out.
- So perverse, in fact, that it could only be regarded as a deliberate attempt to counter the opposite position.
- Any inputs by the pilot at launch create a dampening effect in the opposite direction to counter the excess pitch-rate change.
- A losing side sometimes falls into a trap where they tend to counter the opposition instead of dictating the game.
- The primary objective going into a replay is to have learned enough to counter the opposition's strengths and take advantage of their weaknesses.
- Perry answers that ideology must be countered with opposing ideology.
- Nothing can help hatred unless it is countered by the opposite.
- The idea is to keep the Prime Minister updated so that he is in a position to counter all possible queries from the opposition benches, informed sources said.
- She has been designing and planning Naik's campaign material, ensuring that he is up-to-date on facts and figures to counter the opposition.
- They speak about self-reliance and countering the invasion of a global economy by humble movement like the one involving the manufacture of toilet soap.
- ‘We know it's not just about integration or sitting in the same classrooms with whites,’ Sellers counters.
- While countering these incentives is difficult, the authors note that public education and other initiatives have helped to dramatically reduce the incidence of smoking in recent decades.
- I felt I had nothing to counter with - that is, until I had the 118 experience.
- Instead of competing with these fantasies, I counter with culinary theatrics from my surreal bag of tricks.
- This was the only airspeed that provided a predictable and constant level of yaw that I could counter with full rudder.
- Some may argue that flow and power don't go together, but I'd counter with that being a fallacy of the modern Big Move surf culture.
- That day, however, he didn't counter with some snappy nickname of his own.
- They're very hard to counter with just high technology alone.
- I counter with my stories of the hunting prowess of spiders and ants.
- The ex-managers counter with allegations of financial irregularities pointing out that he still lives in his old apartment with four other people.
- Those of us who have fought for Inuit rights would counter with this: Can you eat your degrees when you are starving?
- Instead of giving you the three-day workweek you asked for, your boss might counter with a four-day week.
- There was nothing you could say that she couldn't counter with a logical thought or a perfect comeback.
- Supporters counter with the charge that tuition from transit users already partially funds parking services on campus.
- Then the other party would counter with an initiative of its own, no less complex and no more electorally penetrative.
- Maybe not, but then they might reasonably counter with the question: is the Parthenon strictly necessary?
- If it were just on private television, then I'd say, great, the best way to fight abuse of the freedom of speech, is to counter with better speech.
- He steadied his swaying body and tried to counter with a lunge at Caleb.
- Sly smirk returning, she countered readily, ‘It would be a pleasure, Serpent.’
- All he could do was quickly materialize his own sword to counter with.
- The protesters counter with dinosaurs singing songs and a hoe-down.
- To keep my idea alive, I need to counter with fixed targets of high value, so here's one, and here's another.
- One must be able to withstand both the physical and mental attacks directed towards them, and be able to counter with their own attacks.
1.1masculine mostradorfeminine barrafeminine ventanillafeminine encimera Spain USfeminine cubierta Latin America USfeminine mesada River Plate USperfume counter — mostrador de perfumería
1.2over the counter
- that drug is not available over the counter — esa medicina no se puede comprar sin receta
- before noun over-the-counter — extrabursátil
- under the counter — bajo mano
- before noun under-the-counter — clandestino
- I even love queuing at counters during the Christmas shopping frenzy and falling flat on my backside in the slippery snow.
- But after more than three years in operation, the number of bags crossing shop counters - while still a fraction of the number used a few years ago - is creeping up.
- Mrs. Wallace stands at the counter of her pie shop.
- The couple now hope to travel, read and relax away from the shop counter and the routine of a small business.
- I released a book into the wild, and it's on the counter at our new shop.
- One morning I went to the shop and a young girl served me at the counter.
- The level of business at post office counters is declining rapidly.
- He told us that it had all begun when he used magnetic ink to encode his bank account number on the bottom line of a wad of blank deposit slips that banks provide at their counters.
- While you go around various car accessories shop stalls and insurance counters, children'll have fun at painting and quiz contests.
- The cinema includes digital photographic services, cafe, refreshment counters, and decor that reflects the history and glamour of the art of film-making.
- I'm the kind of person who gets kept waiting at counters in shops.
- They also appreciate public support for collection boxes on many shop counters around the town.
- Boyd had a daring, flamboyant style, and often jumped over bank counters in his lightning quick hold-ups.
- Having eaten these we were hard pressed to ignore the shop counter as we departed.
- You can avoid these lines by not having anything that has to be checked or if you do not have to conduct any business at the ticket counter.
- Relatively little euro currency will be passed over bank counters, retail experts believe.
- Some supporters are also signing petitions displayed on the counters of shops and other businesses throughout the city centre.
- Shop assistants who no longer needed to serve behind counters would be available to circulate and answer questions about the price, size and quality of goods.
- Every time, a customer pushes open the glass door of a supermarket, or steps up to the wooden counter of a grocery shop, there is a chance for the seller to make big bucks.
- The shops would have deli counters, which offer high profit margins, serving hot food.
2Gamesficha femininewe still have one last bargaining counter — aún nos queda una carta que jugar / una última baza
2(in debate)(idea/statement) rebatir(idea/statement) refutarto counter that — responder / replicar que
1counter to sth
- to run / go counter to sth — ser contrario a / oponerse a algo
- this result ran counter to all our previous experience — este resultado era contario a / se oponía a todas nuestras experiencias anteriores
1(check)a counter to sth
- to act as a counter to sth — contrarrestar algo
- they advance these findings as a counter to Freudian doctrine — presentan estos descubrimientos como una respuesta a la teoría freudiana
2Sport Gamescontraataque masculine
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