In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(on clock, watch)esfera feminine
- They've built a huge uranium processing facility, which they say produces only glow-in-the-dark watch dials.
- Logos and brand names are often poorly fixed to the dial of fake watches.
- Eight-day clocks with painted dials by the Willard family of Roxbury, Massachusetts, have been extensively studied and documented for nearly a century.
- Bigger dials may be in fashion, but a regular watch with a small dial is the choice of most people.
- The dial on your dive watch would send a Geiger counter into cardiac arrest.
- Death was looking pretty good, compared to another thirty years painting watch dials.
- He glanced at his watch, the glowing dial reading 5pm, Perton time.
- I showed him my watch, tapped the dial and then turned away again.
- The wooden matches were glued to the dial of the manual kitchen timer.
- Winston looked at the tarnished dial of his watch, it was three a. m.
- There are watches with big dials displaying the time in different countries, stop-watches for athletes and watches in which one can store telephone numbers.
- When the watch dial is lit, the tick marks appear as lit jewels.
- After the evening Bible reading, I was sent to bed with a big old alarm clock having a luminous dial.
- The lighted dial on his watch showed one-thirty a.m. as they exited the cab back at their apartment building.
- The Octopus watch has been launched, obviously with an octopus on the watch dial.
- Although described as a clock, the time-piece element - the tiny watch dial in the uppermost section - is its least significant feature.
- Oh, yeah, it has to be an old-fashioned analog watch, with a dial and hands and all those wheels and moving parts inside.
- The clock dials overlap one another, making for a very pretty, three-dimensional whirring cog effect.
- This luminous paint was applied to watch dials, light switches, and even to the costumes of nightclub dancers.
1.2(on measuring instrument)cuadrante masculine
- Without a regulator it was the engineer's job to monitor the speed of the thing, to keep it steady, also to keep the pressure below that mark on the dial.
- Most of the children are weighed, the smallest kicking and screaming as they are slipped into bags and suspended from scales, the dial sometimes barely registering their existence.
- Despite all that, this morning I kept the radio on rather than putting on a CD, and I kept the volume control in the bottom area of the dial.
- I flashed a big smile then grabbed the volume dial and turned it up until it wouldn't go anymore.
- Shaped like a set of dashboard instruments, the dials show time, temperature and air pressure.
- But he could not ignore the air pressure dial as it inched closer to the red.
- The sound annoyed Zack at the time, so he turned the volume dial on the side of it all the way down.
- I stood on my new evil scales and the dial screamed 11 stone 7.
- The 575M also has a sensor that enables the driver to check tyre pressures in normal day-to-day driving, courtesy of a dial on the console.
- A panel of dials, communications technology and fuel measuring equipment springs to life, beeping and flashing across the cabin.
- Next to the headphone port is a handy volume dial.
- The mechanism was clearly a type of analog computer, using fixed gear ratios to make calculations displayed as pointer readings on a dial.
- Put on some headphones and twist the volume dial until it distorts beyond recognition.
- When I say fat people I mean people who are so fat that when they stand on the scales they say 25 kg because the dial has gone all the way around about ten times.
- Let the pressure fall 2 millimeters, or lines on the dial, per second while listening for your heart sounds.
- The angled analogue dials are a particularly nice touch with white backgrounds to match the speedo and rev counter.
- He appeared to be in the control booth of some sort of laboratory, and he felt almost at home as he studied the dials and gauges in the panel before him.
- The old scale was analog, with a dial and a pointer that waggled a bit unless you stood perfectly still.
- At no time was there less than one pair of eyes locked on the bank of monitoring computer screens, dials, charts and print-outs.
- The general opened the steel briefcase to reveal a black control panel, full of dials, indicators and buttons.
1.3(of telephone)disco masculine
- They don't even know about rotary dials there yet, forget the cell phone.
- To be sure, dials and telephones were like new music releases and 45s. Nowadays, it is difficult to find one or the other.
- Feeling around the dial, her nimble fingers punched in the buttons, and she bit her lip, hoping that her friend would answer.
- When Caligari refuses to let Jane retrieve her car the next morning, she tries to call for help, but there's a lock on the telephone dial.
- In Parts Conversation, several old-fashioned dial telephones are subjected to increasingly severe mutilations.
- He heard more of his mother's footsteps, and the peculiar sound of the phone's rotary dial.
- Today, that's like trying to sell rotary dial telephones in Sweden.
- A web browser that uses a rotary phone dial as a custom physical interface.
- Each compartment had three telephone dials, one for the units, one for the tens and the other for the hundreds.
- His finger swerves over the dial; the telephone is too slow.
- One shop had a telephone with a dial just like the one I remember us having when I was a kid.
- That notion is becoming as quaint as dial telephones.
- Under lighting restriction orders, a Naval officer at Yarmouth was fined for striking matches in a telephone box to read the dial.
1.4(on radio)dial masculine
- This is a camera where the photographer sees exactly the same image that is exposed to the film and can adjust everything by turning dials and clicking buttons.
- Turn the film speed dial from the ASA of the film you are using to the next highest film speed.
- Starting in September, fans of Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes titles will have to turn their dials to Cartoon Network.
- The oven doesn't work and the numbers on the stove's control dials have been rubbed off, so you're either boiling something or not cooking at all.
- The iPod volume/scan controls are done by spinning my finger on the round, flat dial on the face of the iPod.
- Net radio provides listeners with something that the local FM dial doesn't: a wide variety.
- Lacking a tuning dial, they contained individual crystals cut to resonate at specific frequencies.
- Next Maddy crossed the room to the light switch and used the dial to dim the lights.
- The fan-speed adjuster was a rotary knob on the old model, while this model has a flat dial.
- In disgust, Amy reaches over and twists the radio dial vigorously.
- I rotated the dial to the correct numbers and the locker opened.
- Nadezhda knelt to adjust the tuning dial again, but lost the transmission completely.
- You set a dial and the timer turns off the water at the designated time.
- Each has a dial on it that you can twist to measure exactly the amount of spice you want, in 1/4 tsp increments.
- You adjust the dial to a more comfortable setting and go back to your reading.
- Increasingly such shows are available on the cable dial.
- Antavas moved another switch and adjusted a dial on the control panel.
- By rotating the dial, the pivot point or the fulcrum of the brake lever moves in and out.
- The Akasa fan control system has 3 dials for variable speed fan adjustment.
- So saying, he touched the transmit button, and slowly turned the tuning dial.
2British slang, dated(face)jeta feminine slangcara feminine
1Telecommunicationsmarcardiscar Latin Americayou can dial New York direct — hay discado directo con Nueva York Latin America
- Much worse, I found that whenever I tried to dial a phone number the device reset itself.
- Reluctantly, I flipped my cell phone open and dialled a familiar number.
- The driver can dial telephone numbers directly by voice input or using controls on the steering wheel.
- I grabbed my phone out of my room and dialed her cell phone but got voicemail immediately.
- You can program most cell phones with a particular key that when pressed dials 911 automatically.
- She began driving again and pulled out her cell phone, dialling her house.
- His cell-phone automatically dials that bistro's telephone number.
- Grabbing the telephone and quickly dialing the phone number, he wondered why he hadn't thought of this sooner.
- Just stop at any public telephone booth and dial to hear messages from near and far.
- For travelers who book by phone, an automated telephone system dials the telephone numbers that customers supply with their bookings.
- Emily began poking at the buttons on the keypad, pretending to dial her friend Janey.
- It enables PC users to dial land lines and handphones worldwide for a fee.
- She pulls out her cellphone, dials, and talks in rapid Russian down the phone.
- Well, taking his advice, I went home and immediately dialed her telephone number.
- By dialing a special telephone number, they can access their company's corporate network.
- She glanced at the phone for a few seconds before actually picking it up and dialling his cell phone.
- Just like on an old-fashioned phone, you pickup your telephone and dial the number of the person you wish to contact.
- She decided to do what the DJ said, so she got out her cell phone and dialed the radio station.
- As soon as he finds it, he picks up the telephone and dials.
- She pulls her cell phone out and dials Casey's cell.
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