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
- Oh, yeah, it has to be an old-fashioned analog watch, with a dial and hands and all those wheels and moving parts inside.
- 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.
- This luminous paint was applied to watch dials, light switches, and even to the costumes of nightclub dancers.
- 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.
- 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.
- The wooden matches were glued to the dial of the manual kitchen timer.
- The dial on your dive watch would send a Geiger counter into cardiac arrest.
- Bigger dials may be in fashion, but a regular watch with a small dial is the choice of most people.
- Death was looking pretty good, compared to another thirty years painting watch dials.
- 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.
- The clock dials overlap one another, making for a very pretty, three-dimensional whirring cog effect.
- Winston looked at the tarnished dial of his watch, it was three a. m.
- Eight-day clocks with painted dials by the Willard family of Roxbury, Massachusetts, have been extensively studied and documented for nearly a century.
- I showed him my watch, tapped the dial and then turned away again.
- He glanced at his watch, the glowing dial reading 5pm, Perton time.
- When the watch dial is lit, the tick marks appear as lit jewels.
1.2(on measuring instrument)cuadrante masculine
- At no time was there less than one pair of eyes locked on the bank of monitoring computer screens, dials, charts and print-outs.
- 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.
- The general opened the steel briefcase to reveal a black control panel, full of dials, indicators and buttons.
- The mechanism was clearly a type of analog computer, using fixed gear ratios to make calculations displayed as pointer readings on a dial.
- But he could not ignore the air pressure dial as it inched closer to the red.
- 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.
- Put on some headphones and twist the volume dial until it distorts beyond recognition.
- Next to the headphone port is a handy volume dial.
- Let the pressure fall 2 millimeters, or lines on the dial, per second while listening for your heart sounds.
- I flashed a big smile then grabbed the volume dial and turned it up until it wouldn't go anymore.
- 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 angled analogue dials are a particularly nice touch with white backgrounds to match the speedo and rev counter.
- A panel of dials, communications technology and fuel measuring equipment springs to life, beeping and flashing across the cabin.
- The old scale was analog, with a dial and a pointer that waggled a bit unless you stood perfectly still.
- I stood on my new evil scales and the dial screamed 11 stone 7.
- 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.
- The sound annoyed Zack at the time, so he turned the volume dial on the side of it all the way down.
- Shaped like a set of dashboard instruments, the dials show time, temperature and air pressure.
- 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.
- 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.
1.3(of telephone)disco masculine
- To be sure, dials and telephones were like new music releases and 45s. Nowadays, it is difficult to find one or the other.
- Today, that's like trying to sell rotary dial telephones in Sweden.
- Under lighting restriction orders, a Naval officer at Yarmouth was fined for striking matches in a telephone box to read the dial.
- In Parts Conversation, several old-fashioned dial telephones are subjected to increasingly severe mutilations.
- His finger swerves over the dial; the telephone is too slow.
- 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.
- They don't even know about rotary dials there yet, forget the cell phone.
- Feeling around the dial, her nimble fingers punched in the buttons, and she bit her lip, hoping that her friend would answer.
- A web browser that uses a rotary phone dial as a custom physical interface.
- That notion is becoming as quaint as dial telephones.
- Each compartment had three telephone dials, one for the units, one for the tens and the other for the hundreds.
- One shop had a telephone with a dial just like the one I remember us having when I was a kid.
- He heard more of his mother's footsteps, and the peculiar sound of the phone's rotary dial.
1.4(on radio)dial masculine
- The fan-speed adjuster was a rotary knob on the old model, while this model has a flat dial.
- Turn the film speed dial from the ASA of the film you are using to the next highest film speed.
- Each has a dial on it that you can twist to measure exactly the amount of spice you want, in 1/4 tsp increments.
- 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.
- Starting in September, fans of Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes titles will have to turn their dials to Cartoon Network.
- I rotated the dial to the correct numbers and the locker opened.
- Lacking a tuning dial, they contained individual crystals cut to resonate at specific frequencies.
- Antavas moved another switch and adjusted a dial on the control panel.
- You set a dial and the timer turns off the water at the designated time.
- By rotating the dial, the pivot point or the fulcrum of the brake lever moves in and out.
- Next Maddy crossed the room to the light switch and used the dial to dim the lights.
- Increasingly such shows are available on the cable dial.
- The Akasa fan control system has 3 dials for variable speed fan adjustment.
- Nadezhda knelt to adjust the tuning dial again, but lost the transmission completely.
- Net radio provides listeners with something that the local FM dial doesn't: a wide variety.
- So saying, he touched the transmit button, and slowly turned the tuning dial.
- In disgust, Amy reaches over and twists the radio dial vigorously.
- You adjust the dial to a more comfortable setting and go back to your reading.
- 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.
2British dated, slang(face)jeta feminine slangcara feminine
1Telecommunicationsmarcardiscar Latin Americayou can dial New York direct — se puede llamar a Nueva York directamente
- By dialing a special telephone number, they can access their company's corporate network.
- She pulls her cell phone out and dials Casey's cell.
- His cell-phone automatically dials that bistro's telephone number.
- Reluctantly, I flipped my cell phone open and dialled a familiar number.
- She began driving again and pulled out her cell phone, dialling her house.
- Emily began poking at the buttons on the keypad, pretending to dial her friend Janey.
- As soon as he finds it, he picks up the telephone and dials.
- Much worse, I found that whenever I tried to dial a phone number the device reset itself.
- She glanced at the phone for a few seconds before actually picking it up and dialling his cell phone.
- For travelers who book by phone, an automated telephone system dials the telephone numbers that customers supply with their bookings.
- It enables PC users to dial land lines and handphones worldwide for a fee.
- Just like on an old-fashioned phone, you pickup your telephone and dial the number of the person you wish to contact.
- You can program most cell phones with a particular key that when pressed dials 911 automatically.
- She decided to do what the DJ said, so she got out her cell phone and dialed the radio station.
- Grabbing the telephone and quickly dialing the phone number, he wondered why he hadn't thought of this sooner.
- She pulls out her cellphone, dials, and talks in rapid Russian down the phone.
- The driver can dial telephone numbers directly by voice input or using controls on the steering wheel.
- Well, taking his advice, I went home and immediately dialed her telephone number.
- I grabbed my phone out of my room and dialed her cell phone but got voicemail immediately.
- Just stop at any public telephone booth and dial to hear messages from near and far.
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