In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The experts reckon the house originally has a thatched or cut wood roof supported by a wattle wall and timber posts.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of metal posts versus wood posts?
- The huts were connected with wooden pathways and rope bridges that were supported by thick posts dug deep into the ground.
- She got up from the ground shakily and latched onto a post for support.
- Determine the length you'll need and purchase a prefabricated metal railing with posts from a lumberyard or home center.
- Use a brush to paint the posts, horizontal supports, gates, and other hardware to complete each section.
- In the Roman period, below-ground silos are replaced by granaries, often with suspended floors supported on timber or stone posts.
- Adam covered her hand resting on the top fence post with his.
- Close boarded fences can be made stylish by adding six-foot square panels of stout trellis, supported on posts of tanalised timber, four inches in diameter.
- Rudy grabbed him on the shoulder and propelled him towards the nearest fence post.
- There is barely a scrap of bare metal on the stanchions, pillars, posts, railings, and decking ribs.
- Two panels hang from posts with heavy strap hinges so they can swing open for loading bulky furniture and garden supplies.
- If you are resting the girder on top of the posts, use metal fasteners.
- He winked at her and led her to a metal post sticking out of the ground.
- The structure is supported by tall posts rising from the sloping site.
- It's also essential that every gate post is complemented with a back-up post for extra support.
- Pier blocks serve as a transition from the posts supporting the girder to the concrete foundation footings.
- The accident revealed that timber posts supporting the metal barriers were inadequate and even rotten in places.
- Today I have been painting the wooden fence post caps we bought about a fortnight ago.
- In addition, the mounts are encircled by bands supporting balustered posts, each with a suspension ring.
1.2(in horse racing)poste masculinethe finishing/starting post — la meta/salida
- to leave sb at the post — dejar a algn en el poste de salida
- to pip sb at the post — ganarle a algn de mano
- In the third race the ‘dead cert’ Rooster Booster got pipped at the post.
- By the time Rakti had reached the post yesterday he seemed to have calmed.
- Peter O'Sullevan commentated and I still remember that moment as Merryman passed the post.
- He admitted he was relieved to have passed the post first on what will be remembered as one of racing's greatest days.
- Ballingarry, third in the Irish Derby and St Leger, strode past the post to take 12 points in the World standings.
- Lake Austin has never been worse than second in five trips to the post and is exiting a Churchill Downs allowance score.
- Does anybody else think the winning jockey's Cheltenham salute as they pass the post is getting beyond the bounds of sensibility and safety?
- He enjoyed plenty of success as a jockey but will always be remembered for getting pipped at the Grand National post twice in his riding career.
- Points are awarded to the first five horses past the post.
- He got Ocean Silk flying towards the post but it was not enough to peg back the winner.
- I think there were people who bet against him yesterday who were cheering him past the post.
1.3goal postposte masculinepalo masculine
(Internet message)post masculinemasculine mensaje en Internet
- I think maybe you misread my original post.
- Anyway, Mark puts a better argument than me so go read his original post.
- Over the summer we had a post about the power internet message boards hold over the making of movies.
- I should be preparing for my meeting with my manager this afternoon, but instead I am setting up email blogging and photo posts!
- Podcasting is a lot more difficult than dashing off a post on a weblog.
- My previous post was written in a bad mood (got to stop doing that).
- I have a bit of dyslexia and like to take time when composing email, posts, coding, and such to make sure that I don't make a mistake.
- I apologise for the lack of preamble to yesterday's last post.
- Steve's post below reminded me of an article I wrote a couple of years ago.
- We ask them to pay for the infrastructure, which is just a post and software.
- You can also blog when you don't have a connection and save your post for uploading later.
- Got my car fixed, for those who have read my previous post on the subject.
- Remember: e-mail and newsgroup posts are not secure venues for volunteering your credit card information.
- Yesterday's post reminded me of the issue of pulling the tags off of product and machinery.
- You are still free to hit the more recent posts with comments though.
- Meanwhile, here's an onion I drew to liven up today's post.
- If my post implied that increasing type size was the automatic solution to issues of readability, then I appreciate your clarification that there are other considerations, as well.
- Sure I have real life stuff as well, but I just cannot imagine a time when I could possibly get anywhere near 100 posts in a month.
- There has been numerous posts on this weblog of spammers and virus writers making money out of their criminal activities.
- My objection was to having to supply my information just to follow your content, which your post implies is necessary.
1British(mail)correo masculineto send sth by post or through the post — mandar / enviar algo por correo
- by return of post — a vuelta de correo
- by separate post — en sobre aparte / por separado
- first class post — correo de entrega más rápida
- it must have got lost in the post — se ha debido perder en el correo
- to drop sth in the post — echar algo al correo / al buzón
- it's in the post — ya ha sido enviado / está en camino
- this came for you in the post — te llegó esto en el correo / por correo
- was there any post this morning? — ¿llegó alguna carta esta mañana?
- the first/second post — (delivery) el primer/segundo reparto
- to catch/miss the post — llegar a/perder la recogida
- Priority is being given to business mail with the aim of having all such post delivered by 10 am.
- The people plan to stick a label across their letter boxes and decline post as part of their campaign of boycott.
- A York resident today slammed the Royal Mail for delivering her post seven hours later than it used to.
- Customers could set their watches by the times their post was delivered and the service they received was second to none.
- These days there's a fish farm, post is delivered by van, McCabe's is a seasonal guest house and the pub has gone.
- Royal Mail could have to make sure all post is delivered before noon and customers never wait more than five minutes in Post Office queues.
- The Royal Mail has told him they would continue to deliver his post when they were able to do so.
- Royal Mail managers were drafted to deliver post to thousands of other homes after the workers voted to continue their stoppage.
- Now she has had the front door replaced without a letterbox and her post is delivered to the Post Office in Bingley.
- The system, which scanned post and official documents so they could be fired off to the relevant people, worked fantastically on one computer.
- This also had the consequence in many of the affected post offices of delaying post by an hour or more.
- The post was largely not delivered, with an official total of 46 percent of workers on strike.
1.1(job)puesto masculineempleo masculinethe post advertised in yesterday's paper — el puesto / empleo anunciado en el periódico de ayer
- to take up one's post — entrar en funciones
- He held various ministerial posts, and from 1983 supervised the organization of the 1988 Olympic Games.
- Ralph asked me to resign my full-time post and be his assistant, because he needed someone.
- I call on him to quit smoking immediately or resign his cabinet post.
- This year 55,000 teaching assistant posts are to be abolished.
- He appointed two opposition parliamentarians to fill vacant cabinet posts.
- Any who were employed were usually in the lowest paid posts and in jobs that had little prospect of professional progress.
- He needs professional experience but won't be offered a paid post in Scotland without professional experience.
- Although there are lofty goals and a variety of future plans, some faculty members believe it will not be enough to create equal gender representation at top posts in the near future.
- Most of the top administrative posts have been held by officials from outside the province.
- In 1890 he resigned his teaching post and took up full-time technical training.
- Under Sri Lanka's executive presidential system, the post of prime minister is largely ceremonial.
- The filling of those posts was now nearing completion.
- Thereafter he was much occupied by the post of Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.
- Cabinet ministers have had four or more years in post to get a grip of their portfolios and to make an impact.
- Seventy-one vacant posts have not been filled following lengthy negotiations between the unions and city finance chiefs.
- This year alone the university has lost eight senior managers, there has been no permanent finance officer in post for months and the university has failed to recruit to senior posts.
- He also wants to bag the post of deputy chief minister for the party.
- In July it was estimated that at least 400 teacher and teaching assistant posts will be lost in the Yorkshire region over the next year because of cash shortages.
- In addition, a position allowance is typically paid to employees holding formal supervisory posts in the firm.
- A change at the post of U.S. secretary of state is always big news.
1.2(important position)cargo masculineto take up a post — entrar en funciones
- the holder of the post — el titular del cargo
1.3(place of duty)puesto masculine
- Alongwith discharging his duties on different posts at different places, he continued his literary pursuits also.
- They inhabit posts in front of road signs pointing to directionless highways.
- Just beyond the customs post is a sprawling underground shopping mall that is the visitor's introduction to the new China.
- Over 300, he said, some for desertion, some for cowardice, and two for falling asleep at their posts.
- In July 1798 French customs posts were established along the Rhine.
- All who have work to do, whether manual, clerical or professional, should regard it as their duty to remain at their posts, and do their part in carrying on the life of the nation.
- But last week travellers set up their homes on the site while the duty guard left his post to take a break for lunch.
2(station)puesto masculinea frontier/customs post — un puesto fronterizo/de aduanas
- Is that not an act of treason to go into a combat-heavy country and entice soldiers into leaving their posts?
- Some distance away, Renee could see a group of soldiers running to their posts.
- Plus, all soldiers bound for posts in Germany process through there.
- High ranking police officers, in charge of police stations and posts and other policemen took part in the camp.
- Some trucks with equipment and a few dozen soldiers from several posts headed eastwards.
- Abandoning a post, drinking on duty and brawling in public are all serious offences in the Garda discipline code.
- In the provinces, customs workers left their posts at the border with Paraguay.
- In the subsequent period, they began to be integrated with the observation and surveillance posts of other branches of service.
- It appears the security officers on duty left their post to investigate those first two explosions.
- The lookout post at Newtownhamilton police station would also be closed.
- Investigations continue to see whether other police officers deserted their posts during the height of that disaster.
- The other soldiers left their posts and huddled around the nuke.
- In an unrelated matter, three of the five police constables who were transferred from the western division have not taken up duty at their assigned posts.
- It is not impossible to either fake travel permits or bribe the soldiers at control posts.
- Robert, my brother, used to tell me that a good soldier never leaves his post to fight a battle elsewhere.
- But another officer pleaded with him to stay at his post, carry on with his work, put his friend out of his mind.
- When no one answered the telephones in these deserted command posts there was understandable alarm.
- There are up to 150 military posts with at least 25 soldiers stationed at each post.
- When the regime fell, soldiers simply left their posts and ran home, many with as much armament as they could carry.
- Order will break down in many countries as soldiers and police abandon their posts in order to avoid exposure to the virus.
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