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!
- 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.
- Patterson feels that 34 year-old Starbuck will be the perfect foil for him in on-the-field affairs.
- And as for that little man, who was the ghost writer of the whole thing, well he is the perfect foil for Mr. Keane.
- 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.
- It provides a perfect foil for the more lively Donaghy's bar.
- 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.
- Their partnership seemed perfect - the steady Toms offering a perfect foil to the inconsistent brilliance of Mickelson.
- Noah is the perfect foil to Rachel's twitchy intellect.
- Qualities such as these make goddesses a perfect foil to counter new forms of cultural colonisation.
- As a foil to the brilliance of Dalglish he was the cornerstone of the fabulous Liverpool midfield of the 1980's.
- ‘Sutton is the perfect foil for a more mobile striker, and in his Blackburn days Shearer performed that role,’ the defender states.
- If Sandra for the major part is congenial, affable, it is her sparring partner, Regina King, who plays a perfect foil.
- He provided a perfect foil for Afridi, and reached a half-century of his own.
- With women finding themselves pushing their way up the social ladder, husbands are now okay with playing the perfect foil.
- 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.
- He was a great ‘reacter,’ which made him the perfect foil for Stan and Ollie.
- Now Thatcher's famous intransigence provided the perfect foil to the image being built of the noble rebel.
- Audrey was pointing the foil still on Vincent's throat.
- The Italian foil with crossbar, with a very short grip, requires holding the pommel against the wrist by means of a strap.
- Indeed Veeru's Napier thrust looked just the foil to Rahul's rapier thrust.
- 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.
- They loaded it into the Holden's carriage along with some foils for fencing, a few books, and the girls' dolls.
- The tournament involves the three fencing swords, foil, épée and sabre and comprises individual and team events.
- He clouds his own points by making references to modern foil, épée and sabre.
- The very design of the Italian foil and épée is based on the rapier prototype.
- I had read about this kind of sword before - a Rapier - a dueling foil - a child's toy.
- 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.
- Quentin walks to the wall and examines one of the two fencing foils on display.
- The illustration shows a parry similar to the French foil parry of fifth.
- However, it reappeared in a different form the next day when Tandy was doing some work on his fencing foil.
- Harrison gulps with the point of the foil at his throat.
- Afterwards the Prince asked for a set of foils, masks and gloves, for which Roland was suitably rewarded.
- 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.
- What is the compelling reason for beginning your fencing career with the foil?
- His direct action and cool nerves foil the robbery in suitably dramatic fashion.
- On May 30, the government announced that it had foiled a second coup attempt.
- Lamont and Rollo foil a robbery and take possession of the burglar's gun.
- Police foiled their attempt to march out of the Dhaka University campus to demonstrate on the street.
- The officers also foiled a protected animals smuggling attempt to South Korea, South Africa and Japan.
- 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.
- Police and the army have already foiled several bomb attacks and captured several suspected terrorists.
- 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.
- A courageous have-a-go hero was threatened with a wooden pole after foiling a late-night theft attempt.
- But Morgan makes enemies right away when he foils a mugging by a gang of local ruffians.
- I was informed recently that it was a Johnson who foiled the gunpowder plot.
- There is more to foil the car thief's 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.
- Police foiled a 1999 kidnap plot against Victoria and Brooklyn, although no one was arrested in that case.
- Rain is man's mortal enemy, foiling our fiendish plans at every opportunity!
- Two Bradford postmen have been hailed for foiling a raid on a post office on their way to work.
- Armed police foiled a robbery in Urmston today.
- 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
- I unwrapped the tin foil from the sandwich as Zephyr glared hungrily at it.
- Tin foil hats arrive in the mail ten days after your membership is confirmed.
- For special needs, stainless steel and copper foil may be specified.
- Indeed the roses made of purplish painted aluminium foil have a sick irradiated glow.
- Gold foil is used for decorative gilding coatings in, for example books, church furniture, steeples and statues.
- Mr. Doe unwrapped the tin foil and found five hundred dollar bills.
- Do not cover drip tray or any part of the oven with metal foil.
- I could see lots of clear plastic bags and silver foil wraps floating away.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and brush with olive oil.
- What if I blocked the vents with crumpled aluminium foil and kept the hot air from escaping?
- And as well as wrapping the turkey in foil this year, some people tried doing the same with their sets.
- I unwrapped a Pop Tart from its foil wrapper and placed it in the toaster.
- For large cutouts, copper foil is used as a temporary backing to hold the enamel in place.
- An outer insulating layer protects the anode, a thin lithium metal foil or a graphite - lithium composite.
- Tom carefully arranged the bacon on a sheet covered with aluminum foil.
- When the photon hits an object, that object recoils - you can measure this using a thin sheet of foil in a vacuum.
- On a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil spread out the seeds.
- And I've covered all my work surfaces with heavy-duty kitchen foil.
- She parked her tush on one of the chairs and removed the foil wrapping.
- If you can't track them down use foil instead, which may not be as pretty but is just as effective.
1.2Cookingpapel 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
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