In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1zanja feminine(at roadside) cuneta feminine(for irrigation) acequia feminine
- In the medieval period there was a wide ditch in front crossed by a drawbridge.
- He dived into the weeds and rolled into the ditch filled with ice-cold water.
- Consider a complex obstacle consisting of wire, minefields, and antitank ditches.
- The vehicle hit a ditch and turned over on the driver's side.
- Then you discover that the process has all the glamour of digging a ditch.
- Around 2,000 years old, it was also discovered by ditch diggers in north-east Scotland in 1816.
- We found six species in a single small ditch beside the road to Bull Pond.
- Why did Isabel Gonzalez carry flowers to a roadside ditch for more than 50 years?
- We hit a ditch and in about ten or 15 minutes all was quite.
- Most rural roadways are best suited to collect water in ditches on each side.
- He even has a water-filled ditch built around the altar.
- And as soon as those ditches were filled, more were dug.
- In one town, invading militiamen had filled an irrigation ditch with concrete.
- Next, we came across a wide canal or antitank ditch that was filled with water.
- And there was no drainage ditch on the side.
- The trails cross irrigation ditches, and one eventually winds through rainforest to more open fields.
- But as he was about to climb up the muddy ditch, another water tree fell on him.
- There are extensive anti-tank ditches, all in good order.
- I jumped out and fell into a deep ditch by the side of the road.
- Just to complicate matters a little more there is a deep ditch running from corner to corner in the field.
1.1informal (abandon, get rid of)(boyfriend/girlfriend) plantar informal(girlfriend/boyfriend) botar Central America Chile informal(object) deshacerse de(object) botar River Plate Latin America(object) tirar River Plate Spainthe robbers ditched the getaway car — los ladrones dejaron tirado el coche en el que huyeron
- My best friend of many years finally ditched her louse of a husband.
- If it feels like your girl is ditching you for the guy, relax.
- She knew Andy wouldn't just sleep with her and then ditch her.
- Nobody's doubting Baxter's sincerity, but if he ditched even some of the throwaway lite rockers, he'd be a far edgier and ultimately more appealing prospect.
- She had been married for 25 years when her husband ditched her.
- Jen just completely ditched Ryan, which really was messed up of her.
- A few months ago, he was poised to quit the game after being ditched cruelly at the end of last season by Glasgow.
- Go along with it and then ditch him as soon as possible.
- She ditched her husband in the Sin City, as part of a life-changing de-cluttering exercise in the early nineties.
- He asked Sklar out, she accepted and, before long, she ditched her new husband and ran off with the comedian.
- How could she just completely ditch me, and for the one person who at that time truly hated me.
- You need some breathing room, but you don't want to totally ditch Lindsay.
- The speed at which other employers are ditching gold-plated occupational schemes and cutting their contributions is causing great dismay.
- Shanti's daughter, Raji, had a philandering husband who ditched her and took up with Kala.
- If that means ditching a few people and making new friends than that's what she'll do.
- Anyway, I had some people telling me to ditch the girl, others telling me to forgive and forget.
- The trick is to ensure that the words you speak when you ditch her reveal your true personality at last.
- And what about her emotional strain upon being ditched?
- Fred, however, is down in the dumps because Virginia has ditched him for a Texas millionaire.
- I mean come on you can't just ditch us because you moved across the country.
- However, some traditional but gender-specific Gaelic words have been ditched in favour of English borrowings.
- We ditched all the debris overboard and the chippies welded a piece of steel over the hole so we could carry on.
- More of them have broadband connections and a much larger percentage have ditched their landlines for mobile phones.
- Still, good to see they're still around, and back in the medical uniforms they briefly ditched.
- However, to gain credibility with supporters he is ditching - or at least modifying - some of his pro-European views.
- Alternatively, the psychometric tests could be ditched altogether.
- Sal wakes him up to ditch the car and has trouble sleeping himself.
- Reaching middle age is a good time for a mental clear-out, ditching all this depressing clutter.
- Jake ditched his bike at the clearing's edge and ran to the hut.
- This would mean ditching all the stuff I've recorded and collected on quaint videotape, but it has to happen.
- Together they ditched £155,000 of shares as the company's stock continued to hover around its highest level for three years.
- Rules and procedures exist but, one soon realises, these are mere guidelines, to be used when helpful, and ditched when not.
- Are Kiwis following the US trend towards ditching their landline in favour of wireless connectivity?
- An interactive experiment gets ditched in its original form.
- None of my fellow smokers and ex-smokers can believe I still feel pangs of nostalgia for the habit I finally ditched in March after 25 years, on and off.
- But the second she opened the door, I ditched all my misgivings.
- We ditched the bikes and our bags and started to walk the perimeter.
- The electro-car would be used for several hours and then ditched within specified downtown limits.
- But it bothers my head that my heart is so casual about ditching long and deeply held principles.
- The other remedy, of course, is to ditch all home PCs - go on, just throw them out in the street and get rid of them.
1.3US slang (evade)to ditch the police — escurrírsele a la policía
2Aviationto ditch a plane — hacer un amaraje / amarizaje / amerizaje (forzoso)
- More than a dozen of its Faireys are reported as crashing or ditching into the sea, though none has yet been discovered in reasonable condition.
- The plane ditched 100m north of the rocks into a sea lashed by the gusting wind, and it took only seconds to sink.
- Membership is available only to aviators who have ditched into the sea, and survived.
- Last August, Fossett set a solo balloonist duration record, flying for 12 days, 12 hours and 57 minutes before ditching on a cattle ranch in Brazil.
- Peter and Helen Walsh were among the four on board that lost their lives when the plane ditched into the sea in thick fog.
- Geelong and Cessnock were also among the first units on scene when an RMAF Hawk aircraft ditched in the early phases of the exercise.
- The remaining engines subsequently lost power, and the captain ditched the airplane into the bay.
- My wingman aborted somewhere along the line, and I escorted a B- 17 to a successful ditching in the middle of the North Sea.
- However, he had soon narrowed the search down to five aircraft ditched around Vis.
- Unknown to our crew, the skipper had told the squadron our aircraft had ditched, and survivor status was unknown.
- Yes, you can bail out of the aircraft or you can ditch the aircraft in the ocean or you can land.
- He cannot make it over that last ridge to ditch in the sea.
- Given the choice of landing in unfriendly Syria or ditching, he was forced to make a cutter landing at night, and he hasn't forgotten.
- A light aircraft pilot was said to be lucky to be alive tonight after ditching his plane in the Irish Sea.
- All the time there were aircraft ditching in the sea.
- The flight turned into an Immediate disaster and had to ditch in icy waters.
- Of the 16 bombers that took off, 15 crashed or ditched at sea.
- There was no distress call from the plane which circled the airport twice before ditching into the sea.
- Mr Burke said he believed the pilot deliberately ditched in the river - but left it late to avoid hitting villages on either bank.
- I was concerned that I was either going to have to ditch the aircraft or would have controllability problems on deck.
- When it lost control it ditched into the water which will destroy all the electronics and gear inside the plane (security feature).
- Some planes searched in vain; a lot of the fighters had to ditch as they simply ran out of fuel.
- Three crew members returning from an attack on Genoa died after their aircraft was forced to ditch in the River Humber.
- The outer panels of the wing were sealed to help the aircraft to float in case it had to be ditched in the sea.
- The Tunisian airliner with 39 people on board was attempting an emergency landing before ditching into the sea, Italian officials said.
- Then reports of a massive cyclone start coming in; the boats are trapped at sea, the pilots are forced to ditch the plane in the drink.
- The pilot ditched his aircraft in the lagoon surrounding the islands.
- One of their missions was to fire illumination flares to aid commercial and military aircraft that were forced to ditch at sea.
- Deterioration of the hydraulic system could have resulted in us ditching the aircraft, just not so soon.
- He could see the blood on my face and thought it might be necessary for me to ditch my plane.
- The aircraft had to ditch in the North Sea and all six crew members were able to scramble out and into a dinghy.
- At this point, the crew realized we might have to bail out or ditch the aircraft.
- Someone must have bailed out and ditched their flying machine over the water.
- Why didn't the pilot just head out to sea and ditch the plane so the Chinese wouldn't have gotten a chance to capture it?
1hacer un amaraje (forzoso)hacer un amarizaje (forzoso)hacer un amerizaje (forzoso)
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