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(dirt)polvo masculineI got a piece of grit in my eye — se me metió una basurita en el ojo Latin America
- There was a guy who used to carry his bicycle up to the third floor and pick all the bits of grit out of the tyres and chuck them down the stairs.
- The agreements include all gravel lorries being covered to reduce dust and grit, and a ban on lorry movements when pupils are entering and leaving schools in Cressing Road, Witham.
- You may feel like you have sand or grit in your eye, and your eye may look red.
- Dust and grit may be especially hazardous to people who wear contact lenses.
- During the course of your fishing session your line will pick up small bits of grit, sand and algae.
- Wash them well in fresh, clear water to remove any grit or insects.
- Marie said: ‘It seems as if the water has washed away all of the sand and grit beneath the road.’
- He was very dirty, his entire body seemingly coated with dust and grit.
- Metal parts get attacked by salt and lots and lots of sand and grit.
- We clung to a wire fence while wind-blown sand stung our faces and we tried to keep grit and dust out of our eyes.
- Clean the cockles or clams by soaking them in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove any sand or grit.
- Use an appropriate scraper to remove all loose paint and grit.
- When it rains heavily all the grit on the roads tends to be washed away.
- How many times have you got a small piece of grit in your eye?
- He swallowed dust and grit and a bit of his back tooth.
- Wash the leeks thoroughly to remove grit, then chop or slice as preferred.
- He further went on to explain that one of the most common eye injuries results from sand and grit entering the eye whilst playing a bunker shot.
- Bulbs need to be planted at about twice their depth in soil that has a bit of added grit to stop waterlogging.
- He said a van full of sand and grit had to be used to soak up the orange juice which had spilled on to the motorway.
- As the cracks widen, sand, grit, and small rocks from the overlying rubble trickle down into the fractures.
1.3(for hens, cage birds)arena feminine
2informal(courage)agallas feminine informalshe showed true grit — demostró tener agallas informal
- I have seldom seen such grit, determination and resoluteness from everyone on a Waterford team.
- Despite their desperate position however, the Kildare girls showed their true grit and finished with a flourish.
- Here's a woman who through sheer grit has created a billion dollar empire.
- They displayed a grit and a willingness for the physical side of the game so often missing in the past.
- But our boys showed true grit, managing to force the game into extra time with a well-taken goal from Parkin on 80 minutes.
- But in a demonstration of the true grit of the fell runner, he managed to carry on.
- The crew is rising to every little challenge they are given and conquering them all with true grit and sheer determination.
- These buildings are part of what we are as Yorkshire people, they are visible expressions of our grit, determination and resolve.
- Showing true grit, he went on to ride the bull for eight seconds and seal the title.
- And yet again they displayed grit, guts and determination after falling behind in a mere 21 seconds.
- He showed true grit as he completed the 4.3-mile run in 55 minutes in spite of suffering from prostate cancer.
- With home games against sides they have the ability to beat and away games against sides they have already beaten, it is now all about true grit and determination.
- But Jean showed her true grit and followed the first rule of business which is to learn from your failures.
- What Mark has achieved he has done with pure grit and determination, tenacity and hard work.
- Our backs were truly against the wall and finally some of the true grit and character that has been lying dormant for too long came flooding through.
- It would have been no more than they deserved as they showed true grit after the dreadful start and the concession of those two early goals.
- This woman had strength and grit and determination.
- It is times like these that show the true grit of a team.
- At a time when economic growth is slowing down and public finances are worsening, this survey illustrates the true grit of the north when it comes to determination to succeed.
- I truly believe that if you can adapt to adversity and develop true grit, you can still succeed.
(hominy grits)sémola de maíz feminine
transitive verbgritted, gritting
1British(road) echar arenilla en
- According to Highways Agency guidelines councils are not required to grit every street and road in the borough.
- ‘The council operates a priority order for gritting roads and footpaths,’ a spokesman said.
- I even saw such a road being gritted on the evening of Christmas Day 2001.
- Despite advanced warning of the treacherous weather, it emerged Swindon Council failed to grit the roads.
- An angry commuter has hit out at Colchester Council for failing to grit a road.
- After the crashes, City of York Council insisted it had gritted the road according to its procedures.
- Meanwhile, crews were out in force last night and early today gritting main roads across Greater Manchester.
- The problem was that rain was predicted, so there was no point gritting the roads before then as it would get washed away.
- I am sure Mr Rushworth would agree that keeping main roads and bus routes open is more important than gritting side streets.
- We feel that none of the above would have happened if the council had gritted the roads.
- Although the main roads were gritted, many side streets were icy.
- The Highways Agency, which is responsible for England's motorways and trunk roads, said it would be gritting roads overnight and was aware of forecasted heavy snow for tomorrow.
- He said a new development was residents who volunteered to help grit pavements in the area.
- Now a council worker gritting the roads has been attacked at Bell Farm.
- The Highways Agency said that its 100 gritters and ploughs in the north west were out throughout the night and gritted trunk roads and motorways twice.
- Now council bosses in York may sell off their responsibilities to grit icy roads and paths in the city to a contractor.
- Two weeks ago, when we had snow on Tuesday and Wednesday, I telephoned the council twice to ask if they were going to grit the roads and pavements but there was no reaction.
- We put all our resources into gritting the roads.
- They covered 2,800 miles as they gritted main roads and bus routes.
- All the roads were gritted, but the problems began when everyone decided to go home early - causing gridlocks.
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