In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stroke of luck)chiripa feminine informalcasualidad feminineby a fluke — por (una) casualidad informal
- When we got it last year we felt it was a bit of a fluke but then we turned around and did it two years on the trot.
- Contrary to what Bettman might think, a fluke occurrence can not be used as precedent: after all, a fluke occurrence is by definition rare.
- Some of them, by genetic fluke or bad luck, are not here even by choice, unconscious or no.
- It was a bit of a fluke but everyone at the club was delighted and so was I.
- Charlie's condition is a fluke so the chance of any future siblings having it are just one in 50.
- I left that meeting with the shooters confident my experience was simply a fluke, an accident that was so unlikely it never could happen again.
- Pile said the fire was a fluke occurrence and doesn't indicate a problem with the submarines.
- And you'll never know the joy that fans in the rest of the country will experience when the fluke happens and the Yankees lose this year.
- The fluke was a bit insipid, but then again this was a test-run: after this first experience, I'm willing to give anything Todd serves a second go.
- It's the only song I scored as low as Switzerland which, through luck, fluke or divine intervention, received precisely the number of points it deserved: a big fat zero.
- If Helena's experience wasn't a fluke, something similar should have happened in other jurisdictions with smoking bans.
- As may be imagined, this capture, not so much a fluke as a surprise gave me cause to rethink my fishing plans on the lake.
- As it turns out, they're not that great a side and that win was a bit of a fluke, but I think they've got the potential to make the finals - they just need a coach who isn't a bleached blonde surfer dude flake.
- For many of us, success and failure turn on lucky breaks and fluke occurrences - starting most importantly with the accident of birth.
- We would say, in fact, that B's failure to castle was a fluke, bad luck with the random number generator.
- There's a huge amount of fluke and chance and accident.
- The confidence is brewing in Southern California, and the Bolts are out to prove last year's surprise was less fluke and more the start of a trend.
- On the tiny chance it was a fluke, I'm banking on my artistic abilities.
- Luck, in the sense of a fluke occurrence, had nothing to do with it.
- ‘My modeling career was a bit of a fluke,’ she says.
- Primary common bile duct stones are more common in Asian populations because of the increased prevalence of flukes and parasitic infections, such as clonorchiasis, fascioliasis and ascariasis.
- The medically important flatworms are further divided into the flukes and tapeworms (Cestoda).
- Once infected with flukes, for instance, some species of snails have only a month or so before the parasites castrate them and turn them into food-gathering slaves.
- In Asia the species is known to host parasitic lung flukes, which can infect humans if the crabs are eaten undercooked.
- This is one of the critical times of the year when action should be taken to treat cattle for the control of fluke and worms.
1(of anchor)uña feminine
- Having said that, on the seabed to the port side of the bows lies a large iron pendant, perhaps the remains of an anchor with broken flukes.
- At Zephyros, in 30m of water, the flukes of a sizeable anchor are visible, the chain running along the base of a cliff which rises spectacularly some 10m off the seabed.
- Hanging from the centre of the dome is an anchor shape with red and green lanterns at the end of the anchor flukes.
- On Vanderlin, rubbish left by Asiatics: a wooden anchor with one fluke, three boat rudders of violet wood, remains of blue cotton trousers.
2(of whale's tail)aleta feminine
- Water flowed down the erect tail, or flukes, to give the impression of a whale diving in the sea.
- Position of control surfaces (ie., flippers, fin, flukes, peduncle) provides a generally stable design with respect to an arrow model.
- This was shown as an animal with a long snaky body, with flippers and smallish flukes on the tail.
- The boat team tracks the whales, takes photographs of the humpback's unique tail flukes and snips off small DNA skin samples or biopsies, using special darts.
- We have six humpback whales who are individually recognisable by their tail flukes.
- He had a ‘not very good’ minke whale steak in a restaurant in Oslo, he ate blue whale in Canada, and bought flakes of bowhead tail flukes in a supermarket in California.
- In addition, a gray whale when diving nearly always shows its tail flukes (fluke-up dive).
- He said the sculpture would depict a whale with its flukes, or tail, raised in the air but could not say what size the sculpture would be.
- And often the tail fluke of a whale or the back fin of a dolphin will show as a dark patch against the paler surface of the sea.
- Similar to the patterns on humpback whale flukes, unique markings on the dolphins' dorsal fins allow for individual identification.
- Ambulocetus apparently swam much like an otter, with an up-and-down motion of the spine, the precursor to the motion of the flukes of a whale's tail.
- Ambulocetus is cited as showing that spinal undulation evolved in whales before development of a tail fluke, but that claim was made when only one lumbar and one caudal vertebra were known.
- Calambokidis' team has photographed and recognized around 1,500 blue whales by tail fluke and back markings.
- The nicks and notches in the fluke and dorsal fin help with identification, and the photos go into a photo ID catalogue which helps determine population size and migration patterns.
- They also practice bottom feeding and are observed in the lagoons with their immature tail stocks and flukes sticking straight up in the air.
- Back on the boat and heading to shore, we spotted a spout, a fin and then the flukes of a humpback whale.
- The tail fluke lacks a medial notch and the flippers are small and pointed.
- Whales have streamlike bodies with highly compressed neck vertebrae, dorsal fins, and a tail with two finlike flukes arranged horizontally.
- Many whales are alive today, and they swim by dorsoventral undulation of their tail flukes.
- The pectoral fins and flukes of males are also larger than those of females.
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