In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(move smoothly)(person/door/dancer) deslizarsethe skater glided over the ice — el patinador se deslizaba sobre el hielo
- the duchess glided into the room — la duquesa entró majestuosamente en la habitación
- the waiters glided among the tables — los camareros se movían con fluidez por entre las mesas
- You may see stiff-winged fulmars gliding effortlessly, or hear them cackling as they sit precariously on ledges incubating single eggs.
- An owl glided nearby, wings whispering upon the darkness, huge eyes searching for slight movements in the sea of darkness.
- I shoved the nose down, glided in and hit the water with a good whap.
- If no prey is sighted the bird glides forward or circles a few times before hovering once more over new ground.
- As the birds glided through the clouds with great ease, he wondered exactly where his life was going.
- The aircraft then glided to a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
- Both circled high over the estuary, sharply-pointed wings alternately flapping and gliding as the great birds searched for ducks and waders.
- I saw about eight soaring hawks, four gliding herons, and roughly 2,000 dazzling picture-postcard views.
- Flapping flight is distinguished from gliding by synchronous oscillations of the forelimbs.
- If you bounce, maintain the crosswind correction so you'll glide straight ahead, rather than bounce sideways into a side-load condition.
- He watched the two birds glide away over the waves, an apprehensive glint in his eye.
- Then they landed on the water and glided forward before taking flight again.
- Then, the engines are powered back and the airplane glides over the top of the arch with just enough power (jet thrust) to overcome air friction and drag.
- Though he had years of experience in gliding, the intrepid experimenter's heart was pounding.
- I remember kicking off the side of the aircraft, gliding, and then popping my flotation.
- Vakho sat glued to his binoculars watching raptors glide the thermals.
- Despite his own aircraft being damaged, he glided back to base with a dead engine and crash-landed near Folkstone.
- Parachuting could have evolved into gliding and finally into active flight.
- It is believed they can sleep while in flight, gliding on air currents and staying aloft without flapping for hours or even days at a time.
- The plane glided for 19 minutes and blew most of its tires on landing.
- Floating high above the clouds, she saw birds glide gracefully around her.
- I looked up and saw a serpent eagle gliding smoothly in the air.
- The vehicle was launched from a catapult and snagged as it glided off the launch rails.
- After gliding down to a wheat field, the cylinder was found swinging under the engine, still attached by the spark plug wires.
- Shortly after dawn, a group of massive, white-shouldered birds glides over the lake in search of breakfast.
- The missiles glided through the air crashing through the remaining soldiers.
- It lost power in all its engines, but glided long enough to exit the ash cloud and get the engines working again.
- Further, the advanced Me 163 quickly ran short of fuel, then glided back to base.
- Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again.
- After the successful test flight, Altair glided to a landing on the remote desert runway.
- On a beautiful autumn morning in the nation's capital I am gliding above the city in the Air Force-piloted ADF balloon and it is magnificent.
- It continued towards me, floating across the floor with the ease of a little white sea bird gliding over the surface of the waves.
- The pilot and his crew had baled out and the aircraft had glided into the sea, coming to rest on a reef with its nose in 60m and its tail in 70m of water.
- You have to assume engine shut-down at any time and be able to glide to a landing.
- Cries of the forest animals and the great birds of the night glided across the treetops.
- During tracking sessions, notes were made on whether the falcons were gliding in circles or in a straight flight path.
- She leaped over another fallen tree and watched as the bird glided over.
- A few birds glided in the stormy sea of a swirling wind.
- In flight the wings have a ragged, moth-like appearance as this bird glides to and fro at a tremendous height.
2.2(pilot a glider)volar sin motor
1(movement)masculine planeomasculine deslizamiento
2(metal stud)tope de metal masculine
3(track for drawers, curtains, sliding doors)riel masculine
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