In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bulk, body)masa femininea mass of contradictions — un cúmulo de contradicciones
- The point is that they are few and far between, and effectively swamped by the vast mass of deceptive material.
- If not already scared away by the price, most undergraduates will be confused and overwhelmed by the mass of material and the lack of background information.
- The storm spun a mass of dark clouds across the sky.
- The bats, in what looked like a solid mass of bodies, were releasing their toe-hold and dropping into flight.
- Facing these two challenges head on, he has done a first rate job of sifting through a huge mass of material and making sense of it.
- As soon as I was able to see again, I noticed the silver car making its way up the driveway, trailing a mass of dust behind it.
- At the opposite end of what passed for the main street of the village, a group of the attackers had gathered, a mass of dark shapes and forms.
- It was some sort of creature made from what can only be described as pure darkness, its body a mass of swirling shadow.
- Suddenly a figure formed and it was like a floating mass, air shaped like a body.
- He looked forward, and saw a mass of dark shadows moving in the same direction he was, only slower, and the shadows were all armed.
- Critical investigation has brought to light a voluminous mass of material on Elizabethan and Jacobean drama.
- Words blurred together into a mass of sound, as Izzy looked at the woman beside her, slumped over pain and tiredness being etched into her very being.
- He did so with an ability, clarity and, given the mass of material, brevity for which we both thank and commend him.
- These are presented for the first time in this volume, and while the mass of material is unwieldy, it is also fascinating.
- Sue now provides this, making use of a mass of hitherto unused material.
- My object, dear friend, in making this small selection from a great mass of material, has been twofold.
- Saffron saw a mass of shapes growing near in the fore viewport.
- Venus is covered in a mass of clouds which are thought to be a couple of miles thick and made up of sulphuric acid.
- I do not propose even to summarise let alone to attempt to analyse this vast mass of material.
- Our facility for this mass of material is our own search engine instantly available, and you can print whatever you wish to retain.
- It is not only encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and libraries that create the illusion of a semblance of order from a mass of chaotic and random materials.
- The townspeople moved as quickly as they could to get back to their homes, and the main street was just a mass of dark forms running and fleeing.
- Everything was swirling together into a mass of blackness, shot through with bolts of red, green and gold.
- The sky was a dome of darkness over their heads, the stars blotted out by a mass of thick, dark clouds.
- An astounding mass of material is already available on computer screens.
- When I have the time to look into this mass of material properly, I'll feature it here in summary.
- Doing the best I can from the mass of material and figures now accumulated I must now arrive at figures for each of the insurance years.
- The fresh mass of the clipped material was then recorded.
- The editor has a mass of material from which the text is now extracted.
- I agree that the reason is expressed very briefly, when compared with the mass of material which the respondents placed before him.
- She looked ridiculous with a mass of dark red hair jutting out in awkward directions.
- A mass of striking silhouettes in shades of reds, yellows and whites can give the effect of a living, growing sculpture.
- But behind that impressive mass of material lay a plan that was deeply flawed.
- First, he feared that the mass of material which had accumulated during the patient's lifetime would be so great that the treatment might go on indefinitely.
- On those occasions when they did so, they saw what seemed to be a barbarous mass of material lacking all grammatical order.
2.1British informal (great quantity)she has masses of confidence — tiene muchísima confianza en sí misma
- we received masses of complaints — recibimos cantidades de quejas
2.2the masses — las masas
- Every object with mass exerts a gravitational force.
- An object with mass creates a gravitational field around itself.
- In fact, the inertial mass of any object exactly equals the gravitational mass of the object.
- The problem is that gravitons carry mass and energy, which are the source of the gravitational field in the first place.
- Passive gravitational mass is a measure of the strength of an object's interaction with the gravitational field.
4also MassReligion Musicmisa feminineto go to mass — ir a misa
- to say/hear mass — decir/oír misa
- a sung/Latin/nuptial mass — una misa cantada/en latín/de esponsales
- All Christmas Services and Masses were well attended again this year at all three churches in the parish.
- He celebrated his first Mass in the church where he was baptised and confirmed.
- On last weekend they sold Christmas decorations and wreaths outside the church after Masses.
- Is it any wonder that we now have to lock up churches after morning Masses, even in the quiet rural countryside.
- In the Cluster there are 10 churches, 19 Masses celebrated at weekends and only seven priests.
- Ideal Christmas gifts will be on sale next weekend at all Masses in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
- The daily Mass during the Christmas period in the parish Church will be at 11 am.
- As Summer time commenced recently all evening Masses in the Church of Saint Michael and Saint Mary will be held at 8 p.m. for the duration of Summer time.
- The blessing will take as usual after the Sunday morning Masses in both Churches.
- His picture cannot be displayed publicly in any church or oratory and Masses cannot be offered in his honour.
- The Masses and other ceremonies in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary this Christmas had full congregations.
- At her request, there were no flowers at her funeral Mass.
- There were very large congregations at all the Masses in the Church of the Holy Family over the Christmas season.
- Preparations for First Holy Communion began at all Masses in the parish church last Sunday week.
- The debate over the reform of the rite of the Mass following the Second Vatican Council goes on and on.
- Today the city is illuminated softly from behind grey clouds wafted inland from the Irish Sea and massing menacingly to the north.
- In many areas mine warfare is replacing massed armies facing each other across vast plains.
- They gained experience in massing men and equipment in decisive sectors.
- Scuba diving in the afternoon, we noticed the cloud massing like a thunderous frown over the island and the water began to churn around us.
- In these buildings stores were massed, porters collected and equipment unpacked and tested.
- White bass heavy with eggs are massing in the currents of the Pineywoods rivers and tributaries.
- He could already hear people massing on the other side; he knew he didn't have much time to come up with a plan.
- Dark clouds had massed overhead, intermittent flashes of lightning jumping between them.
- It had been almost two years since he had first joined the Rebel troops massing to overthrow the monarchy.
- The countries have massed about one million troops at their frontier.
- During this performance the assembled pipers and drummers will play together in one massed pipe band.
- We were running short of time, and ominous clouds were massing in the sky, but we couldn't resist stepping inside the old church.
- In both cases, you have a mobile army massing and maneuvering against static defensive positions.
- Faces massed at windows and parapets all around the courtyard as the small convoy drew to a halt.
- I've never had groupies massing outside my house before.
- They announce they're massing troops, seemingly unaware that this just makes for one rich target as opposed to many.
- A thousand kilometers to the west, their armies were massing at the frontier.
- By the time we reached Basingstoke, we were already massed together for our own safety.
- Still, hordes of rivals are massing at the gate.
- Troops were massed outside the safe haven to retake the zone on his signal.
1(culture/communications/market) de masas(hypnosis/hysteria/suicide) colectivo(exodus/demonstration/protest) masivo(protest/demonstration/exodus) en masa(unemployment) generalizado(unemployment) masivoa newspaper with a mass circulation — un periódico de circulación masiva
- a mass escape — una huida en masa
- a mass meeting — una reunión de todo el personal (or el estudiantado etc.)
- Coalition officials investigated 70 and confirm 40 as mass graves.
- I suspect it's true to a huge and growing degree in the mass market as well.
- What I found is that there is youth radio, and there is entertaining radio, also known as commercial, corporate, or mass appeal radio.
- What is certain is that mass media left unique war records for the present age to interpret.
- Carnivores, species at the top of the food chain, are in danger of a mass extinction that would affect all species within their ecosystems.
- Uncertain as to where to go or what to do, they eventually become part of the mass exodus of refugees fleeing for their very lives.
- Here conventionality is a contributing factor to the novel's success; these are universal themes with mass appeal.
- In 1998 and again this year mass coral bleaching affected more than 50% of the Great Barrier Reef.
- There will be no mass exodus or mass influx in the near future.
- Moreover, if the government is subsidizing something that consumers do not really want, one would think that the subsidy would lack mass appeal.
- Problems arise, however, when mass violence is involved.
- When was the last time photography attracted quite so much thoughtful coverage in the mass media?
- She termed this century as the ‘age of design,’ and said she hopes image consulting will gain mass appeal in the future.
- The real story is quite different from the one presented so far in the mass media.
- You need a careful balance between trying to get more money in and ensuring the sport has mass appeal.
- Other units carried out mass killings on a similar, if not greater, scale.
- Nearly forty people were in hospital today and a further 50 are believed to be affected by a mass outbreak of food poisoning.
- Those involved in the mass murder on Tuesday must be held accountable for their actions.
- Seeing only the degradation of their culture reflected in the mass media has a profound impact on Native youth.
- Road builders and motorist groups want more asphalt, environmentalists want more mass transit.
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