In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(slope)rampa feminineentrance / on ramp — (a una autopista) vía de acceso feminine
- exit / off ramp — vía de salida
- Remember that ramps require a building permit, and the construction specifications can vary widely between jurisdictions.
- The Romans were fond of building enormous ramps to allow them to walk over the walls of an enemy's strong point.
- We raised the level of the veranda to the first floor level and incorporated ramps into the new veranda's design.
- The tree provides structural support for the ramp and platform through the use of a cable, arch, and railing suspension system.
- Some of the original buildings were connected inside, with ramps to accommodate the varying floor levels.
- Mrs Agnes Simms, of Holme Mill Lane, had been trying to get a wheelchair ramp fitted in her garden for the past three years.
- I threw the gun away and ran up the ramp to the second floor.
- All the amenities are there, and Church House only needs a short wheelchair ramp to the entrance door and is more useful than any of the proposed annexes which would be built on to the church.
- A total of ten ramps connect the three levels, creating spatial continuity and flow.
- The funds will be used to develop the area at the back of the community hall into a recreational area incorporating ramps for wheelchair users.
- To achieve this, he used a variable balance of forms, with columns, terraces, ramps and screens in a range of colours.
- The temple rises from the valley floor in three colonnaded terraces connected by ramps.
- Yes, I built a handicap ramp to access my building, for my dog.
- Picnic tables are built with supports and ramps to the entrance and guide rails are provided all round.
- They would also like to see the playground levelled and a ramp installed.
- They also arrange for home remodeling, such as building ramps for wheelchairs, and, in some areas, curb-to-curb transportation.
- Some were housed in normal laboratory cages, while others stayed in more interesting pens, with multiple levels, ramps, bridges, tunnels and even a climbing chain.
- Michelle rolled my wheelchair up the ramp on the stage, and I got to the microphone.
- Any money raised on Saturday at the Scout Hall in Kingsdown Park, Stratton, will be put towards a disabled toilet and wheelchair ramps at the venue.
- A gently sloping pathway to a lower garden area works as a wheelchair ramp, but it also makes a great road for Amrita's tricycle.
1.2(on ship, aircraft)(for passengers) escalerilla feminine(for vehicles) rampa feminine
- As we approached the ramp, the aircraft started to pull to the left.
- He jumped down the ramp two steps at a time, and took a few quick steps toward the airport before checking himself and turning around.
- ‘Lu, keep in touch,’ Andy said over the crowd as he made his way down the ramp.
- The aircraft finished final checks, taxied from the ramp toward the taxiway and proceeded to ruin my day.
- There was no flying, of course, as the ramps, runways and aircraft were also ice covered.
- I stumbled up the boarding ramp and entered the code sequence that would open the main hatch for me.
- The technique is not recommended for delicate equipment and the trick is to complete the offload without tipping the aircraft on its tail and damaging the ramp.
- They proposed an immediate increase in the numbers of federal air marshals on flights and in airports, extra screening of passengers and baggage and more restrictive access to ramps leading to the aircraft.
- They hoist their bags on to the ramp, step up into the back of the aircraft and pass their bags forward to the cargo hold.
- Gregory and I stepped off the ramp as I greeted my guests.
- Firefighters used fire hoses to clean the aircraft and the ramp.
- Jaini took a step down the ramp when it fully extended itself.
1.4British (hump)desnivel masculinespeed ramp → speed bump
- Last Wednesday night, the news came through that the speed ramps will be put in by the end of November.
- But the ramps on the Woodhead road are far in excess of what might be needed, and completely ‘over the top’.
- Speed ramps along College Road, put in to try and dissuade boy racers who use the road to cut from one side of the town to the other, have been branded useless.
- He has also said that speed ramps must be introduced to the street to calm the traffic that passes through.
- Paddy O'Callaghan said that adults and children were crossing the road on a speed ramp.
- Two speed ramps will be constructed at the Ardreigh Road from the railway bridge up to the Carlow Road.
- If we cannot control this, we're going to have to have ramps on all the roads.
- Well here was a proposal to put speed ramps in Cartron already agreed to in the past couple of months.
- Speed ramps were introduced during the last week in some of the residential areas of the town.
- The letter noted that if ramps and speed limits signs within a housing development were deemed necessary the planning service would impose such a condition on the planning approval.
- The volume and speed of traffic through the North Sligo town has led to increased calls for pedestrian crossings and speed ramps from local people.
- He said that he and his fellow councillors had been pressing the county council to install speed ramps at Manor Road, but to no avail.
- Perhaps if the council used the funding it has wasted on installing speed ramps all around the estate, its maths might have added up to a better figure.
- Speaking to a local resident, the issue of the new speed ramps came up.
- He also said that speed ramps were not appropriate but were a last resort as a speed control.
- Controversial speed ramps at the Woodstock Service Station in Athy will be lowered.
- He turned off at high speed towards Dunton, near Laindon, and totally ignored speed ramps in one road.
- But former councillor Jo Price who lives at the bottom of High Street said the ramps controlled speeding drivers.
- Speeding traffic and parking was also an issue with Martin Kavanagh who wanted ramps to control speeding and lots of them.
- Since Horse Close was equipped with speed ramps, this estate has not been utilised as much as before.
2British slang(swindle)timo masculine informalrobo a mano armada masculine informal
- If those accused of illegally ramping up the stock price of gaming company BW Resources in the Philippines are students of history, they are probably carefree these days.
- The web may be the future for our finances, but it's also prey for a new, illegal craze, share ramping.
- These are the same unforgiving analysts who talked up the technology boom in the hunt for corporate business, shamelessly ramping up the price of stock which many then cunningly sold near the top of the market.
- What's more, their wide spreads makes dealing in penny shares expensive, plus their prices are notoriously volatile and susceptible to ramping.
- Awarding chief executives shares and share options can encourage them to ramp the share price by acts of headline-catching bravado which rarely translate into value.
- Share ramping is an evil and insidious force within any economy.
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