In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unit)(28,35 gramos) onza feminine
- Its grip has been converted to a smaller round butt and its weight reduced to 39 ounces.
- Throughout my teenage years, I slowly gained weight - ounce by ounce, pound by pound.
- Low birthweight is a weight of less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth.
- I know that there are sixteen ounces in a pound, that 2000 pounds is a ton, and that a gallon of water weighs about eight pounds.
- Most metric recipes were based on a weight unit of 25 grams - slightly less than an ounce - and a liquid measure of half a litre, which was slightly less than a pint.
- I had to make Yorkshire puddings and I needed to measure out 4 ounces of plain flour.
- Most cohort members reported their offspring's birth weights in pounds and ounces.
- A sandwich made with two slices of bread equals two ounces of grains.
- Face weight measures the number of ounces of fiber per square yard of carpet.
- A serving of protein is equal to 3 ounces - about the size of a deck of cards.
- For the mushroom rillettes, in a medium saucepan, melt four ounces of butter over medium heat.
- In liquid form, the quantity of retarding admixture is measured as liquid ounces per hundred-weight of cement in the mix.
- If you weigh 160 pounds, your daily intake should measure at least 80 ounces.
- And then in a large bowl, I melted 5 ounces of bittersweet chocolate and 10 tablespoons of butter in the microwave.
- Four ounces (dry measure) yield 90 g of carbs that are easy to eat and won't fill you up, so you'll be ready to eat again within three hours.
- Birth weight was recorded in pounds and ounces and converted into kilograms.
- For the cauliflower foam: Melt two and one-half ounces of the butter in a saucepan until foaming.
- Twenty contestants squared off against each other to see who could eat sixteen ounces (one pound) of chili the fastest.
- It is measured in ounces of pure alcohol per day.
- Oh, I might be losing a couple of ounces a week but you can't measure ounces on my bathroom scale.
3(small quantity)if you had an ounce of decency/sense/courage … — si tuvieras una pizca de vergüenza/sentido común/valor …
- there's not an ounce of evidence — no existe la más mínima prueba
- with his last ounce of strength — con las últimas fuerzas que le quedaban
- He's free to talk about himself and his vision and his band as if it's the most important thing in the world, without an ounce of real introspection.
- Every ounce of humour and flavour has been busily vacuumed out of the movie, leaving behind an under-par heist and a blandly unexciting adventure in ersatz-style.
- Every ounce of drama was squeezed out of the three hour broadcast, which was quite an achievement given that music had formed no more than half an hour of the so-called entertainment.
- The trouble with that solution is that for every ounce of federal help we get, we surrender an ounce of personal freedom.
- The script is sharp, without an ounce of fat but with great moments of dialogue that retain a sly, wry wit.
- The crew recites the dialogue by heart and mimics the actors without an ounce of embarrassment.
- Budgeted without an ounce of fat, his film required all the good fortune that it could muster.
- These dishes are perfect party food, since they go a long way and are easily served up to family and friends without an ounce of pomp or pretension, on large inviting platters.
- Banjos, pedal steel and harmonicas lock into a lazy-afternoon groove without an ounce of irony to hide behind.
- A team can have the fastest car, the best communication between the driver and crew chief and the most agile crew on pit road, but without an ounce of luck, none of that matters.
- Toned, tanned and without an ounce of fat, they are the focus of all attention, and usually know it.
- Every ounce of the fame and fortune he craved had to be earned.
- But if the commentor is right, it would be an even more ridiculous point to make - pure smear, without an ounce of journalistic content.
- He came across as a really interesting bloke - incredibly talented without an ounce of arrogance.
- The tiny hotel, technically a ‘restaurant with rooms’ as it has only five of them, is a haven of oak-beamed loveliness without an ounce of tweeness to spoil it.
- I can safely say this: the English-speaking voice actors are bad, laying it on thick and heavy, without an ounce of subtlety.
- Every ounce of discomfort and guardedness returned, but there was something else alongside it that wasn't there before.
- Every ounce of charm had been removed in a botched 1950s remodel.
- There is something of the cautionary tale to this piece, but it's done without an ounce of preachiness.
- It came out effortlessly, like when you ask someone their name or where they live, without an ounce of apology or regret.
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