In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desuso masculineto fall into disuse — caer en desuso
- the hinges have become stuck through disuse — las bisagras están atascadas por el desuso
- After more than a decade of disuse since being given a half-million pound revamp, plans are afoot to open part of Hellifield Station in time for Easter.
- But it still had an air of recent disuse, despite the best efforts of the team from World Snooker to get the venue ready.
- This was all in high school, and years of disuse and neglect have made my Spanish skills rustier than a Gary, Indiana steel mill.
- Everything about it breathes disuse: the rusting iron grille in front of the main door, the lack of any sign.
- Only real spiritual power has become rusty through prolonged disuse.
- Most of these, however, are either in disuse or are seldom operated.
- In addition, I have started on some abdominals and have dusted off my ab wheel which was becoming more of a piece of garbage on account of disuse.
- However, the ancient Egyptians, who made good bread themselves, did not abandon barley; and it did not fall into general disuse.
- It's been in disuse for the last few years - war superseded their need for it.
- The ankle high grass that surrounds the building and the closed doors and windows indicated past and current disuse respectively.
- Another such symbol of triumph is the Richards Town Park, which was in a state of disuse and used as a den by drug addicts about eight years ago.
- The paper reports the device was placed in a building at an electrical station that had been in disuse for around ten years.
- It remains the case, however, that the term itself has fallen largely into disuse, especially within professional circles.
- Now after many years of disuse, it will be a centre celebrating the unique cultural wealth of the Irish and Irish in America.
- Most of the money is being used for refurbishing properties which have fallen into disrepair and disuse.
- These are clues, but all are disconnected by their season of disuse.
- It's a notion that has gone into disuse over the last ten or 15 years.
- Vehicles lying in disuse in open space, waiting for the lengthy trial procedures to be completed, often become scrap having no value.
- It was revived yesterday after years of disuse to coincide with the opening of the area's new police headquarters at Whitebirk.
- It's been so long since we had a good operation that the equipment is deteriorating - not through wear and tear, but through disuse.
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