In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person) pie masculine(of animal) pata feminine(on sewing machine) pie masculineto be on the back foot — estar a la defensiva
- to be out on one's feet — no poder tenerse en pie
- Beyond the cut, the beetle can feed without gumming up its feet and mouthparts.
- Gout is caused by deposits of uric acid in joints of the feet or ankles, that lead to inflammatory arthritis.
- She stamped one bare foot on the ground.
- A sensor in the heel measures changes in compression each time the wearer's foot hits the ground.
- At last, their horses' feet touched the dirt of the road.
- As in the case of macropodid hind feet, the fourth toe is the longest and strongest.
- The symptoms are a milder form of the painful blisters that appear around the mouth, nose and feet in animals.
- He then stepped his right foot in front of him, digging it into the earth in front of him.
- I sometimes feel like I need to dunk my cold feet in some warm water.
- When threading up any sewing machine make sure the foot is 'up' as this opens the tension disks and the thread goes between.
- They have long snouts, small eyes, large, clawed feet and long nearly naked tails.
- As is true of all members of their order, they are diprotodont and their hind feet are syndactylous.
- He put his left foot in the stirrup, and then sat there.
- Boobies use their wings and feet frequently in displays and in aerial greetings.
- Passive range of motion of the foot and ankle joints should be assessed for indications of restricted movement.
- Her tired, sore feet pounded the pavement.
- Albatrosses are seabirds with long, narrow wings, a short tail and large webbed feet.
- Stabilize yourself on an exercise ball with feet hip-width apart and flat on the floor.
- Legs and feet of males are mostly black or brown, whereas females are white or red.
- This mainly affects the ankles, knees and feet, but may also involve the eyes and even the heart.
- The girls' feet crunched loudly in the near silence after the rain.
- Both the foot and the parapodia are innervated by nerve trunks originating most often from the pedal ganglia.
- Such a move would be the economic equivalent of an animal gnawing off its foot to get out of a trap.
- The Antipodes were the body's extremities, its feet or its finger nails.
- The health of the foot throughout the animal's life is based on a good solid heel base.
- The discovery will help scientists better understand how our early ancestors began to walk on two feet.
- The floor lit up at intervals below Lissie's feet as she stood in the middle of the dance floor.
- Therefore, we also drew a small sample of lymph from an incision made into the web between two toes of a hind foot.
- But the dancer's feet moved to the rhythms of Kathak, drummed on the tabla.
- Their talons are sharp and hooked and their feet are zygodactyl with a reversible fourth toe.
- A presser foot, for a sewing machine for use in sewing slide fasteners to garments, has a foot portion pivotally mounted on a vertically movable presser bar.
- Loop one end of the tubing around the ball of the foot with the injured ankle.
- But there is a feeling that Lock has his foot off the pedal here.
- The floor of the print tends to be drawn upwards as the animal withdrew its foot from wet and sticky sediments.
- The bird's webbed feet, angled upward, skim across the water.
- Their tails are long but not prehensile, and their feet are not syndactylous.
- This slows blood circulation and causes even more fluid to build up in your feet and ankles.
- The animal takes off with a push from its large and muscular hind limbs and lands on its hind feet and tail.
- They have an opposable hallux on their hind feet, and their pelage is soft, thick, and wooly.
- He stamped his booted foot, knowing that Vin had something to do with her disappearance.
- His left hind foot is set firmly against the hero's head.
- Swiftly, she sat up, putting her cold bare feet on the wooden floor and standing.
2(bottom, lower end)pie masculinethe foot of the hill — el pie de la montaña
- at the foot of the page — a pie de página
- the foot of the bed — los pies de la cama
- There's a list of around 300 names in a display case at the foot of the outside stairs.
- The dive base lay at the foot of a steep boulder slope, overhung by a high, arched ceiling adorned with enormous stalactites.
- The flower girl reached the throne and then carefully sprinkled the rest of the flower petals at the foot of the royal chair.
- She had been laid to rest at the foot of the small hill opposite the hospital.
- He came on with Jessica St Rose aka Pepper Sauce, as her small but vibrant fan base rushed to the foot of the stage.
- In Satyagraha in South Africa, he speaks of the surpassing beauty of Cape Town situated at the foot of the Table Mountain.
- Today, this prime area of land at the foot of Table Mountain, continues to remain vacant.
- Tomorrow, the team will be dropped by helicopter into the jungle and must trek to their base at the foot of a volcano.
- Mr Oglesby-Wellings fell on to a tree, through its branches and came to rest at the foot of the cliff face.
3plural foot"or "feet(measure)pie masculinehe is six foot or feet tall — mide seis pies
- The four-story project will comprise 40 condos and 7,500 square feet of retail space.
- He had dodged right into a ring of fire only twenty feet in diameter.
- "The observation deck is over ten thousand feet above ground, " she said at one point.
- They were standing on a smallish island no more than one hundred feet in diameter.
- Nikki said the animal was about five feet long with green eyes.
- He lunged for her, grabbing her arm as she dangled dangerously a few hundred feet off the ground.
- Off the living room is an east-facing balcony measuring five feet by six feet.
- How could one lift a twenty ton stone ten feet into the air?
- There was a steel grate in the ceiling about three feet by three feet.
- The center was a large room a good five hundred feet in diameter and several stories high.
- Some places report two feet of water in the streets.
- A separate building offers another 11, 625 square feet of retail space.
- Maximum flood rates reached 1.6 million cubic feet per second.
- The monster dived at Tekken as he did a back flip ten feet into the air.
- He then stepped back three feet and closed his eyes.
- With grayish brown fur and a nearly naked tail, the animals rarely grow to more than half a foot long.
- He stood six feet tall and was covered in coarse black fur.
- Takeshi stood a good six feet tall for a young man of 16.
- They will safely see you through Hermit Rapid at 12,000 cubic feet per second.
- Sally could have sworn that Michael jumped four feet into the air.
4British dated(infantry)infantería femininean army of 5000 foot — un ejército de 5.000 hombres a pie
5(in poetry)pie masculine
- But she genuinely excels on those occasions when she employs a mixture of metrical feet.
- The division of a line of poetry into feet is much like the division of a musical phrase into bars.
- A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
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