In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of cereal, salt, sugar, sand)grano masculinethere's not a grain of truth in what he says — no hay ni pizca de verdad en lo que dice
- A large percentage of the sand grains are composed of fragments from the green alga Halimeda.
- I've learned all about negative calories and calorie-free soup today (hot water with a grain of salt in it).
- The last word he shouts after her when she leaves the house settles in his mind the way a grain of sand comes to a halt in the dense flesh of oysters.
- This planet is a grain of sand in a universe that is so much greater than we can dream.
- This early embryo is a ball of cells smaller than a grain of sand.
- Pollen grain viability at the time of anther dehiscence and later stages was estimated using the fluorescein diacetate test.
- Pollen grain number was calculated for 20 flowers (five each from four trees) of each type.
- The perfect mix for sandcastles is one part water for every eight parts of sand but another factor is the density of the sand, with finer grains producing a better mix.
- The Leonids are grains of dust from comet Tempel-Tuttle colliding into Earth's atmosphere.
- Forecasters said the pollen count across Greater Manchester would be high today, between 50 and 149 grains of grass pollen per cubic metre of air.
- Well, some of us may give objects personalities but we've never come even remotely close to assigning a personality to something like a grain of sand.
- You don't regard a grain of sand when building a pyramid; you interact with a mass of sand.
- That was 360 grains of pollen per cubic metre of air.
- We banged the mortar and pestle like oriental drummers in the echoing stainless steel kitchen, but our ground cumin and coriander looked more like gravel than grains of the finest spices.
- During the event, particles smaller than a grain of sand burn up as they stream through the Earth's atmosphere at speeds of 150,000 miles an hour.
- The lengthy but exciting search for dust grains will be conducted by Internet volunteers.
- This wider mix of particle sizes is important because how much sediment a river carries also depends on the relative mix of coarse and fine grains.
- Willard can create a masterpiece within the eye of a tiny sewing needle, on the head of a pin, the tip of an eyelash or a grain of sand.
- The highest ever count - 1,100 grains of pollen per cubic metre - was recorded in Cardiff in 1992.
- It contains particles smaller than a grain of sand, each one containing a unique nine-digit identification code.
1.2(unit of weight)grano masculine
- Pour your powder into the hopper, enter in your desired charge weight in grains, and press a button.
- Multiply the hardness of the water in grains per gallon by 8 (or 7.866 to be more precise).
- Incidentally, some may wonder why we have oddball bullet weights such as 139 and 154 grains.
- Prior to 1933, the name ‘dollar’ was used to refer to a unit of gold that had a weight of 23.22 grains.
- Consider four 7mm cartridges, all firing 139-to 140 - grain bullets.
- The ounce was approximately 450 grains, i.e. slightly heavier than the modern one.
- They had to drop bullet weight about 20 grains but did they have to reduce velocity from .45 Colt loads?
- Bullet weights from 185 to 230 grains were fired at combat distances with elevation being right on for all practical purposes.
- It's not so surprising that people chose the grain (weighing four point eight centigrams) as the unit of measure.
- It's a boat-tailed bullet (that is, the rear of the bullet is tapered) and weighs 173 grains.
- It was a spinoff of a laboratory scale that was simply told to read grains instead of grams.
- The weight is a few grains more which may stiffen the shaft a little.
- It is available in two forms at sporting goods stores - one calibrated in grains and the other in grams.
- The power factor is simply bullet weight in grains multiplied by velocity in feet per second, divided by 1,000.
- In the metric system, there are 454 grams to a pound but there are 7,000 grains.
- The prize nuggets ranged from about 12 grains to about 3 pennyweights.
- How anyone dreamed up a system where 20 fluid ounces makes one pint, 437.5 grains makes one ounce and 1,760 yards makes one mile is beyond us.
- Bullet weights increasing from 110 to 180 grains in normal increments seemed like a sensible idea.
2Farminggrano masculinecereal masculine(harvest/exports/shortage) (before noun) de grano(shortage/harvest/exports) (before noun) de cereal
- The crop farmers have wheat and grain and corn and potatoes and squash and beans and lettuce.
- Thus, even if a curious farmer were to plant some genetically modified grain received as food aid, its continued presence in the field is unlikely.
- They keep down the rodent population in Egypt's economically important grain fields along the Nile.
- Potatoes had the advantage of producing three times as much food per acre as grain.
- Greenbugs are a serious pest of grain and sorghum in the Southern Plains.
- Pollination is the transfer of pollen - plant grains that contain male DNA - from the male part of a flower to the female part of a flower.
- He says that while the area will never produce the quantities of the huge grain-growing areas, there is massive potential for the region.
- With a few grains of rice and barley from the bottom of one of the ship's sacks, the sailor planted what would become large fields of grain.
- The food grain was first domesticated over 10,000 years ago in the Middle East.
- In the north and the west, where the climate is too dry to grow rice, wheat is the staple grain.
- Meanwhile, the late break is increasing the pressure on grain growers wanting to plant canola.
- Grain growers want the best price for their produce.
- The staple grain is wheat and Pakistan is a predominantly bread-eating country.
- Students learned the impact plant breeders had on the quality and quantity of grain as well as consumer products.
- In rural areas, rats are a threat to seed and grain crops.
- He now had two patches of grain and maize while apricots, cherries, plums and quince hung heavily from boughs covered in thick, grey lichen.
- They grow grain, sorghum, and wheat with rest periods in between.
- Hernandez is most praising of corn, even hinting of the grain's possible superiority to wheat.
- Their enterprise consists of 500 breeding ewes and 40 suckler cows in association with 50 acres of sugar beet, the rest is in grain.
3(of wood)(pattern) veta feminine(pattern) veteado masculine(texture) grano masculine(direction of fibers) hilo masculine(of leather) grano masculine(of leather) flor feminine(of fabric) hilo masculineGeology Photography grano masculine
- Mark Bishop's Black Heart Myrtle platter has a simple shape that shows the rich colour and unusual grain of this timber.
- For the best fit around the torso, position the body pattern pieces with their length along the crosswise grain.
- Wood may vary greatly in hardness, grain pattern, and grain direction.
- As soon as she was gone, I sighed loudly and stared at the table, mentally tracing the patterns of the wood grain.
- Heavy cutting of solid wood along the grain is best done with a dedicated ripping blade.
- Cut a narrow strip of fusible tricot interfacing along the lengthwise grain and apply it to the wrong side of the zipper seam.
- Translucent wood stains complement the natural beauty of wood by allowing the pattern of the grain to show.
- Cut the beef across the grain into paper thin slices.
- Because polyurethanes are a surface finish, care should be taken to work along the grain.
- I haven't found anyone who claims 100 percent accuracy in identifying special grain patterns just by looking at bark.
- The Hissatsu's grip is black polymer with a molded-in deep pebble grain surface.
- Cut the beef into very thin slices across the grain into bite-size pieces (or ask your butcher to do this).
- For garment sewing, where pattern pieces are usually cut on the lengthwise grain, try one or more of the following.
- If you do woodwork at school, you learn to exploit the properties of wood, such as it splits along the grain.
- The direction of the grain, as well as the amount of figuring in the wood, can affect the way it is sanded and sawed.
- His fingers started absently tracing patterns in the wood grain on the bar.
- He lay on his side, staring at the pattern of the wood grain on the bedpost, wishing he could just drop off.
- Eagle's new ‘Ultra Ivory’ is a synthetic material with the grain and texture of real ivory.
- The wood grain should run longitudinally to minimize warping and cracking.
- The fabric may need to be refolded along the crosswise grain to accommodate the pattern pieces.
- The end grain of a very hard wood is used and the cuts into the wood are made along the grain.
- It is hard and durable, has good grain patterns, and mills and finishes nicely.
- Again, it works because there is nothing token or apologetic about it, and you end up not minding the hard plastic surfaces because they are honest enough not to ape leather grain.
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