In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(holding up roof etc)puntal masculineshe was his prop in times of crisis — ella era su apoyo / sostén en momentos de crisis
- I've still got the props up supporting the house.
- Creating an intense heat and light that at once attracts and repels, the hand leans backwards, resting on a prop not unlike the beams used to construct roofs of houses.
- You can paint the prop if you like, but copper-based paint won't stay on a bronze prop (nor bronze rudders and struts) for long.
- The entire structure is supported with conventional props and crossbeams.
2(in rugby)pilar masculine
- Al Baxter returns as the starting tighthead prop, pushing Matt Dunning back to the bench.
- Loosehead prop Mike Coetzee stood his man well, but needs to be more mobile.
- Tighthead prop Eddie Andrews was another man who grew in stature as the match wore on.
- The spirit in the side was perhaps epitomised by the courage shown by loosehead prop Alastair Lyon.
- You can set your clock by the substitution of the tight-head prop forward.
- As my speed carried me over him his prop sliced through my undercarriage, slashing the fuselage.
- Most of the aircraft have no logbooks, have run-out engines and props, and need a lot of work.
- We were too late trying to feather the prop - all the oil was gone.
- I told the flight engineer about the prop and called for an emergency shutdown of No.3.
- Soon black smoke poured from its exhaust and the prop was feathered to try and save the engine, but it was too late.
- I was walking across a dark, busy flight deck and was heading toward turning props and moving aircraft.
- The left prop stayed on but dropped off when the aircraft was picked up, I think.
- The engine went to Sam Thompson, the prop to California Propeller and parts to other contractors.
- The aircraft was heavily damaged with the prop destroyed and one wing mangled.
- Once again, the prop is used to rotate the engine and make sure that those points open and close at the correct timing marks on the crankshaft.
- Soon friction heat started to melt the prop's magnesium housing as the prop's gear shaft ground away at the housing.
- In a turboprop aircraft, putting the props in the beta position creates an extraordinary speed brake.
- This time, immediately after takeoff, the right prop governor failed and the prop feathered.
- Your mechanic should check the prop for nicks, chips and overall condition.
- The No.3 engine had a prop replaced a week prior, and flight deck indicator lights now point out a malfunction.
- With an engine failure, the prop couldn't be feathered.
- ‘Shiney’ didn't have time to kill the engine before the prop bit the ground, forcing the tail of the Hurricane skywards.
- So there you are, rolling along the runway at full throttle, but the prop can't provide sufficient thrust as it bites into the reduced air density.
- Fortunately, there was a heated hangar and the new prop was hung in about an hour.
- The high friction then caused the weakened propeller shaft to break and the prop tore away taking the shaft with it.
transitive verbpropped, propping
1to prop sth against sth — apoyar algo en/contra algo
- it was propped against the wall — estaba apoyado en / contra la pared
- the door was propped open with a brick — un ladrillo mantenía la puerta abierta
- She pulled Kaitlin's gaunt body into a sitting position and propped her against the headboard.
- His right foot was propped up against the wall, and his hands were in his pockets.
- He leaned back on one foot and propped his bayonet against the wall.
- Lia leaned back against the sofa, her legs casually propped on the table.
- She came back to reality to find herself propped against a tree.
- A book was propped on his knee, and his face was in shadow.
- There were old bales of hay propped in odd corners of the property, covered in snow.
- Her feet were propped up on the table and she was looking at some papers in her hands.
- Vice propped his bass on the stand and sprinted to the house next door.
- As she took a step forward, her hand hit the picture frame she had propped on her desk.
- Eva pulled Anthony into a sitting position and propped him against the wall.
- She propped the note on the night stand next to Russell's side of the mattress and returned to the door to gaze out.
1accesorio masculineobjeto de utilería masculineobjeto del attrezzo masculine Mexico Spainhe uses his hat as a comic prop — se vale del sombrero como elemento cómico
- she's in charge of props — está a cargo de la utilería
- before noun prop or props department — attrezzo
- The use of candles is clever, with them used as both a prop and a lighting source.
- He could not occupy the drawer space because it was filled with the props.
- Instead, he hires models and sets up a scene with props and costumes, and then photographs them.
- Sitters could not only choose their pose, but also select from a variety of costumes, backdrops and props to create a fantasy setting and transform themselves into the figure of their imaginations.
- Then they reach deeper into their bag of tricks for ever bigger props and effects.
- It involved actors and local children who had attended workshops beforehand to produce props and costumes.
- The pair's ambition is to make their living producing scenery, costumes and props for museums, theatres, themed bars, film and television.
- It looks like a prop from the last Flinstones movie.
- O'Neil handled props on this film and went on to helm a few others.
- We also had provided them with disguise materials and props that would help fill out their roles.
- He is assisted by a set decorator, who actually builds the props.
- The set, lighting, costumes and props - along with a kooky, swinging Vegas-style soundscape - are outstanding.
- The curtains may have shut, but no one switched you off and packed you up with props and costumes in a musty room.
- Her ensuing characters are deftly created without props or costumes.
- At this point the story becomes truly curious - more than a morality tale with sparkling costumes and inventive props.
- Before recording, have your props and costumes organized and tape log sheets prepared.
- The group started to do ‘community cabarets,’ using costumes and props, scripts, and themes.
- The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
- Anita's visual interpretation using excellent lights, costumes and props makes this production an enriching experience.
- The cast double as stage hands, choreographed to slide props around the stage when they are not speaking or move chairs to imitate the steps of an elephant.
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