In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in fishing)arpón masculinegarfio masculine
- Angry anglers can stop sharpening their gaffs in anticipation of a major battle on the Lakes of Killarney.
- Captain Dang successfully hooked the gaff deep into its tail and managed to get the tail up to level of the deck.
- But if the tubing is notched and a short length pushed onto the metal of the gaff, the other length of tubing can be pushed onto the point, yet can be removed and easily swivelled out of the way when the gaff is used in anger.
- This fish we fight for about 15 minutes, but we are using a small diameter wind-on and cannot get the fish within range of the gaff even though we have most of the leader on the reel.
- There are still skippers and anglers that use gaffs on rays.
- So, naturally, if you slot a gaff through a fish it would feel something.
- Before commercialization, when lobsters were fished as a subsistence item, or for sale or barter in small local markets, they were typically fished by hand or with gaffs and spears.
- After stowing the gaff, the skipper picked up the anglers trace and showed it to him.
- I have a boat hook and gaff (rarely used) positioned on snap hooks that are screwed in to the glassed-in gunnel supports on the inside of the left hand gunnel.
- A quick, well-aimed move with the gaff, and 54 inches of hammered chrome and green came over the side.
- And he's waiting there with the gaff all ready y'know?
- Well, foreign fishers sitting out on the next wave with their gaffs in their hands must be saying: ‘You guys are an absolute joke.’
- Then the policemen find blood on a fishing gaff.
- The crewman will use gaffs, lightly placed in the wing edges where it does no harm, to lift the fish in.
- I noticed the hook of the flying gaff still unused in the corner, and knew that if he plunged that 10 in spike into her, the lady of the sea was dead.
- There is a shout for Nigel and he too leans over and pins the fish to the boat with the bigger gaff through the gills.
- A gaff is also good for beating off wayward locals, snakes, centipedes, scorpions, dogs etc.
- The five-part sculpture tells a story from the folk history of Kiltimagh and illustrates the drama of the catching of salmon by the illegal gaff and spear on winter nights in the early 1900s.
- However, the gaff straightened due to the weight of the fish, and it took a second attempt before the fish was secured and stringered.
- One monster was hooked from Neptune, it was a huge fish of approx 1000 lb; they had the gaff in its mouth, but it went ballistic and got off.
1to stand the gaff — aguantar (mecha) informal
1to blow the gaff — descubrir el pastel informal
- As an antiques dealer myself, but not in the jewellery field, I'm in an ideal position to blow the gaff on this rather naive theory.
- Well… we could hardly blow the gaff on a fairytale, could we?
- But most of all, he blows the gaff on reviewers and productions alike, with his own inimitable turn of phrase.
- The rules were, to begin with, difficult to master, since, as a journalist, one's entire instinct was to blow the gaff.
- The misconceived pre-publicity for the series blew the gaff on this one, so unlike the main supporting characters, we knew all along that she wasn't out of her mind, just out of her body.
- In an effort to blow the gaff on this mystique we thought we would present to you one and discuss it in detail.
- Craftsman typically form Guilds and the guild members tend to keep their common craft as a well-guarded secret among themselves: not blowing the gaff is one of their rules of professional conduct.
- To sugar the pill they sent me to review a very good book, which appeared recently, The Spanish Cockpit, which blows the gaff pretty well on what has been happening.
- The son has to decide whether blowing the gaff will do more harm than trying to restore the fortunes by continued dishonesty.
- We are talking about not only an inadvertent or incorrect disclosure, but blowing the gaff on the investigation.
1(home)casa femininequeli feminine Spain informal
- I may have liked God when I was three, as I testified on the study wall, but He certainly wouldn't be very fond of me when He found out what I'd done to His gaff in Acton.
- Today the man who should not be named turned up at my gaff throwing stones at my window.
- Which popular blogger invited me round to his gaff last night?
- Everyone knows that if you have a mysterious ghoulie or ghostie in your gaff, all you have to do is get yourself a short old woman with a helium voice, a bucket of tennis balls and a very long piece of string.
- Yesterday afternoon three girls were roaming the centre lane of the main road outside my gaff.
- I'd love to waft around his gaff as a beautiful apparition, red hair flowing in the breeze, reminding him of what he's been missing.
- Back in the car, K and I set off for London, where we will be spending the rest of the day with British Museum and Royal Academy at their gaff in Brixton.
- A man with a ladder has been round my gaff for the past three days.
- Gilz came back to my gaff for his supper last night.
- One's a millionaire, one has done really well and lives in Ireland, one of them has a big gaff in the New Town.
- This time next week, we'll be standing in the new gaff wondering where we're going to put everything, and waiting for the bed to be delivered.
- With one daughter already and another baby on the way, she is desperate for a bigger gaff in which to raise their family.
- But now, this means there are builders all over the front of my gaff.
- Track 2 is a guaranteed floor filler round our gaff.
- Twelve months on and a neighbouring gaff has just come on the market - for €1.6m.
- I could be doing the sun coffee time cross word, cutting my toenails, making balls out of elastic bands the postman drops outside my gaff everyday.
- So we whizzed up to Hertfordshire to get the boxes, then picked up more from the old gaff, and then dashed over to run up and down the stairs a few hundred times.
- He was well cool, and took us back, through the soviet style streets back to his gaff.
- It is a luxurious gaff with seven reception rooms and Prince Michael is getting away with one of the best housing benefit scams in the land.
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