In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I have seen others opt for a cutter-type arrangement leaving the small jib and adding a genoa.
- They were long open boats with a large spritsail and jib.
- With smooth proficiency, the trimmers backed the jib, and the mainsail was eased, swinging the bow around.
- The rig is fractional and most boats were sold with a mainsail and 120% jib as standard equipment.
- Though there were as many misses as hits, the main sail, jib, and one other were burning.
2(of crane)brazo masculine
- Over the hangar mouth the jib of the winch can be spotted.
- The driver, who left the scene after the accident, jumped from the cab just seconds before the jib of the crane plunged down onto the seashore.
- The immediate area around the crane is still cordoned off for safety reasons, due to the risk of parts of the broken jib falling.
- As I mentioned before, I could not get the model to turn in a reasonable circle with the canard jibs alone, either in a glide or under electric power.
- The jib or projecting arm of a crane probably derives from gibbet, and gibe and gybe are often written jibe.
- In that post I said that I managed to delete the photo of the JCB with the jib extended.
- The crane jib came to rest on the pontoon narrowly missing a civilian shipwright working beside Young Endeavour.
- With three telescopic boom sections and an articulating jib, sections of pump hose are added as needed to accommodate the distance to placement.
- The wreck lay intact on its port side, its masts and crane jibs spreading themselves across the sand and gravel seabed.
- At least we know the roller-furled jib works, though overall it isn't exactly a great advert for Sunfast (the makers of the yacht).
- Overhead power cables broke the fall of the crane as the jib of the machine tore a gaping hole in the roof of the single storey premises.
- It involves the employment of a second lift cylinder on the jib or secondary boom.
- A few seagulls circled, squawked at Joe, and two pigeons on the crane's jib watched him intently.
- In its ordinary sense it conveys to us an item of plant with a projecting boom or jib over which are braced lifting wires and pulleys.
- Finally, after setting down a bundle of rebar, the crane operator did not raise the jib line all the way back to the top.
- In yesterday's windy conditions, the front jib of the crane dangled at the former gasometer site, the damaged part swaying towards buildings.
- ‘I first saw the jib and then it just crashed into the premises,’ he said.
- Either can be equipped with hydraulic jibs; this gives the operator extended horizontal and vertical reach on both of the cranes.
- The 20-foot placing jib both rotates and articulates, allowing access to the pump discharge around corners and through windows.
- They nested at the jib's end last spring, and have come back again.
intransitive verbjibbed, jibbing
1(balk)to jib at sth — resistirse a algo
- he jibbed at the price they were asking — se resistía / se rehusaba a pagar lo que pedían
- That is why we jib slightly the description of this case as a negligent misstatement case.
- Others have jibbed at this categorisation, but I remain of the opinion that this would be the effect in legal terms of the view that no further resolution is required.
- American scholars have jibbed at adopting this usage, and many prefer terms without the denotative baggage of caste, such as ‘status groups.’
- So he would just throw himself into his collar and it would never occur to him to jib or give up.
- But, although I jib slightly at the supernatural Skellig's curative powers and the sentimental conclusion, the story has legs as well as wings.
- Dealing with declaration one, I understood that you were jibbing at the word ‘unlawfully’ in Mr Clayton's draft.
- One may jib, like George Orwell, at Greene's belief that a brutally stupid gangster is capable of intellectual subtlety.
- Mr. Gilmartin jibbed and commented that the demand made the Mafia look like monks.
- The amount cab owners pay for their licence could include a free access card, although few would jib at the £7 annual fee required to become a ‘gate’ user.
- Perhaps if the heroic hymnic patriotism had been proposed, the sarcastic young firebrand of the piano concerto (etc.) would have jibbed.
- It jibbed at invading England in 1940, though it did undertake a number of amphibious operations in the Baltic Sea in June 1941, and later in the Black Sea.
- No doubt, some purists will still jib at this usage.
- The horses slithered down the shallow bank and onto the glassy surface at a rapid trot, but the black was mistrustful of the insecure footing and jibbed skittishly.
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