In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(plan/attempt) frustrarfoiled again! — ¡otro intento frustrado!
- Police foiled a 1999 kidnap plot against Victoria and Brooklyn, although no one was arrested in that case.
- His direct action and cool nerves foil the robbery in suitably dramatic fashion.
- Lamont and Rollo foil a robbery and take possession of the burglar's gun.
- There is more to foil the car thief's attempt.
- I was informed recently that it was a Johnson who foiled the gunpowder plot.
- Police and the army have already foiled several bomb attacks and captured several suspected terrorists.
- A have-a-go hero who was shot as he tried to foil a bank robbery was a retired bank manager himself, it emerged last night.
- A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
- The security company which foiled the abduction of a baby from a maternity hospital is to create 200 new jobs in a nationwide expansion.
- But Morgan makes enemies right away when he foils a mugging by a gang of local ruffians.
- Police foiled their attempt to march out of the Dhaka University campus to demonstrate on the street.
- Like the film, it begins with an ordinary day in the life of Mr. Incredible and his wife-to-be, Elastigirl, as they foil a bank heist.
- Armed police foiled a robbery in Urmston today.
- The officers also foiled a protected animals smuggling attempt to South Korea, South Africa and Japan.
- On May 30, the government announced that it had foiled a second coup attempt.
- Two Bradford postmen have been hailed for foiling a raid on a post office on their way to work.
- Rain is man's mortal enemy, foiling our fiendish plans at every opportunity!
- At around 11 am that day a pensioner foiled another attempted scam by a man and woman in Central Avenue, Gravesend.
1.1(metal sheet)lámina de metal feminine
- Gold foil is used for decorative gilding coatings in, for example books, church furniture, steeples and statues.
- And as well as wrapping the turkey in foil this year, some people tried doing the same with their sets.
- She parked her tush on one of the chairs and removed the foil wrapping.
- I unwrapped the tin foil from the sandwich as Zephyr glared hungrily at it.
- What if I blocked the vents with crumpled aluminium foil and kept the hot air from escaping?
- Tin foil hats arrive in the mail ten days after your membership is confirmed.
- An outer insulating layer protects the anode, a thin lithium metal foil or a graphite - lithium composite.
- If you can't track them down use foil instead, which may not be as pretty but is just as effective.
- Do not cover drip tray or any part of the oven with metal foil.
- Mr. Doe unwrapped the tin foil and found five hundred dollar bills.
- And I've covered all my work surfaces with heavy-duty kitchen foil.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with olive oil.
- On a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil spread out the seeds.
- I could see lots of clear plastic bags and silver foil wraps floating away.
- Tom carefully arranged the bacon on a sheet covered with aluminum foil.
- For large cutouts, copper foil is used as a temporary backing to hold the enamel in place.
- I unwrapped a Pop Tart from its foil wrapper and placed it in the toaster.
- Indeed the roses made of purplish painted aluminium foil have a sick irradiated glow.
- For special needs, stainless steel and copper foil may be specified.
- When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
1.2kitchen foilCookingpapel de aluminio masculinepapel de plata masculinepapel Albal masculine Spain trademark
2(contrast)to be a foil for/to sth/sb
- the perfect foil for pork — el complemento ideal para la carne de cerdo
- the black background was a good foil to their bright costumes — el fondo negro hacía resaltar el brillante colorido de los trajes
- they are the perfect foil for each other — se complementan perfectamente
- Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.
- He provided a perfect foil for Afridi, and reached a half-century of his own.
- No longer simply comic foils or chubby sidekicks, the leading men of these shows are supersize stars.
- More rich color comes from a deep green dwarf philodendron, whose glossy leaves are a foil to the pincushions' fine texture.
- Patterson feels that 34 year-old Starbuck will be the perfect foil for him in on-the-field affairs.
- Noah is the perfect foil to Rachel's twitchy intellect.
- He was a great ‘reacter,’ which made him the perfect foil for Stan and Ollie.
- Both of these are conceived as lightweight foils to the solid white mass of the main volume and reveal something of the building's functions.
- It provides a perfect foil for the more lively Donaghy's bar.
- If Sandra for the major part is congenial, affable, it is her sparring partner, Regina King, who plays a perfect foil.
- ‘Sutton is the perfect foil for a more mobile striker, and in his Blackburn days Shearer performed that role,’ the defender states.
- His chunky, twitchy presence is the perfect foil for Li's monotone, driven one and the scenes the two have together are amongst the best in the film.
- With women finding themselves pushing their way up the social ladder, husbands are now okay with playing the perfect foil.
- Their partnership seemed perfect - the steady Toms offering a perfect foil to the inconsistent brilliance of Mickelson.
- And as for that little man, who was the ghost writer of the whole thing, well he is the perfect foil for Mr. Keane.
- Now Thatcher's famous intransigence provided the perfect foil to the image being built of the noble rebel.
- As a foil to the brilliance of Dalglish he was the cornerstone of the fabulous Liverpool midfield of the 1980's.
- The more I learned, the more he became the foil to Cook's trajectory - the night sky to Cook's rising star.
- Tony's meddling sister Janice turns into an excellent foil and object of Tony's anger.
- The big leathery leaves of the hostas are an excellent foil for the fernlike foliage of the astilbes.
- The illustration shows a parry similar to the French foil parry of fifth.
- Quentin walks to the wall and examines one of the two fencing foils on display.
- The tournament involves the three fencing swords, foil, épée and sabre and comprises individual and team events.
- Audrey was pointing the foil still on Vincent's throat.
- The rules still state that the foil and épée are thrusting weapons.
- He puts the fencing foil back on the wall and asks Petofi if he needs a doctor.
- She grimaced and let the point of her foil drop to the floor.
- Each adversary was dressed in a white jacket, the buttons of their foils were dipped in liquid; that of Lapiere's red, Le Brun's black.
- Just as she gets stabbed through the neck with a fencing foil, it is revealed that what we've just seen was nothing but a TV movie.
- As she spun, the missed thrust carried the girl forward, and she took advantage of that, hitting the girl in the stomach with the tip of her foil.
- Indeed Veeru's Napier thrust looked just the foil to Rahul's rapier thrust.
- However, it reappeared in a different form the next day when Tandy was doing some work on his fencing foil.
- He clouds his own points by making references to modern foil, épée and sabre.
- They loaded it into the Holden's carriage along with some foils for fencing, a few books, and the girls' dolls.
- The very design of the Italian foil and épée is based on the rapier prototype.
- Afterwards the Prince asked for a set of foils, masks and gloves, for which Roland was suitably rewarded.
- Harrison gulps with the point of the foil at his throat.
- What is the compelling reason for beginning your fencing career with the foil?
- I had read about this kind of sword before - a Rapier - a dueling foil - a child's toy.
- The Italian foil with crossbar, with a very short grip, requires holding the pommel against the wrist by means of a strap.
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