In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1oil rigplataforma petrolífera feminineplataforma petrolera femininefeminine torre de perforación
- But it's interesting to see the number of rigs piling up in the Cromarty Firth.
- Though they are not ships, oil and gas rigs in the ocean, and transoceanic cables too, are as worthy of naval attack and defense as any ship might be.
- It was established that the East London crew was the closest helicopter team capable of landing on the rig.
- Traders were hoping that Wednesday's US petroleum inventories report would suggest how badly the young Atlantic hurricane season had hurt production at offshore rigs.
- Oil prices shot up nearly US $1.50 a barrel yesterday as oil and natural gas producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
- The US Coast Guard said at least seven rigs are adrift, while eight refineries have shut down.
- Huge wages were paid to men on the rigs in those days, and were the envy of us landlubbers.
- The development of onshore power generation facilities for rigs is also being pushed forward to free up offshore gas for sale - previously platforms would have used their own supply to power themselves.
- When he went there, Chesebrough noticed that roughnecks who worked the rigs were maddened by a gelatinous black gunk that clogged up their drills.
- The 324-ft-high rigs tower over the Portland waterfront.
- Production was cut at its rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and at onshore refineries such as Texas City, which was also the scene of a fatal fire in March.
- But there is a bigger threat to their industry that may prove harder to disarm - the risk that fishermen jump ship for high wages on the rigs.
- About 100 workers at five Tarananki onshore oil and gas exploration rigs in New Zealand's central North Island returned to work on November 21.
- He's part of a team studying whether the growing number of gas rigs is driving the birds away and hastening their decline.
- Salvors plan to install a rig on to the seabed next to the vessel to speed up the clearance process.
- Work boats will service the rig from the Geraldton Port, while the helicopters will be based at Geraldton Airport.
- Even a relatively small leak in the pipelines that carry oil and gas from offshore rigs to onshore facilities could leave hundreds of miles of coastline on Alaska's North Slope awash in oil.
- The rig is on contract from Diamond Offshore Drilling in the United Kingdom.
- US warships escorted Iraqi oil tankers and assisted attacks on Iranian rigs.
- Lead anodes also have high resistance to corrosion by seawater, making them economical to use in systems for the cathodic protection of ships and offshore rigs.
- The Finn, Europe and Laser have a single sail, while the 470 class has a two-sail rig.
- She has 27 sails in a frigate rig on three masts and a bowsprit, with a total surface area of 2,683 square metres.
- In the late 19th century there were frequent matches as it was a way of testing design and modifying sailing rigs for maximum performance.
- The radial consists of a 5.76 square metre sail area compared to the regular rig of 7.06.
- For these sailors, catboats offer one of the simplest of all sailing rigs to manage.
- The sailing rig is hypothetical and based on Roman practice.
- He owned his first yacht when he was twenty four, a sailing dinghy with a rig of his own design, built in water-resistant ply - unusual for those days.
- The rig is fractional and most boats were sold with a mainsail and 120% jib as standard equipment.
- If you have decided to store your boat ashore during hurricane season, the only safe way to do it is to remove the rig, dig a hole, and set the boat in the hole resting on overlapping tyres.
- The object of their game was to identify the rigs on the sailboats which appeared.
- They range from gaff rigs, Clyde Silver yachts and even a Custom's Pinnace.
- The rig is a simple deck-stepped mast-head sloop with single upper shrouds and spreaders, double lower shrouds and split backstay.
3.1informal (uniform, outfit)atuendo masculine
- One of my escorts relieved me of my revolver and thrust it into the belt of his field rig, then the soldiers urged me with their rifles towards the door.
- Women who come to your store looking for cowboy rigs want quality products that accurately reflect the glory days of the cowboy.
- Officers and sailors who normally wear winter rig came to work in jeans, brightly coloured shirts and for some, riding boots.
- Westminster was also testing the Navy's new Improved Action Working Dress, a rig which is for use on board while on duty.
- The first is black and floral-carved, so the new rig was ordered in a tan basketweave finish, with a belt sans cartridge loops.
- A number of them also enjoyed a soak in an onsen - a natural hot spring - where tradition dictates that birthday suit is the required rig.
- When it comes to outfitting ladies with the right rig, sometimes it's not so much the holster as the belt.
- After the briefing, the pilots suit up in their combat survival vests and helmets, a rig carefully prepared and inspected by the life-support crew.
3.2slang (equipment)equipo masculine
- Next comes the lighting rig: spotlights, blinkers, winkers, everything but lasers, blazing like Luna Park.
- Look a bit further and you will find a whole host of lighting rigs, sound booms, directors, camera men and wardrobe ladies all huddled around a monitor as they watch the latest medical emergency unfold.
- However, the American-style performance will surely work well under the slick lighting and sound rigs of a purpose-built theatre and the high element of audience participation should jolly everyone along.
- Either rig will capture most of the toxic dust sanding generates - but not all of it.
- Great rigs, especially for gaming, are a synergy between the tower and a host of other peripherals.
- To supply warships at sea the ship has three main refuelling rigs and a crane rig for smaller vessels, and the vessel also has a large flight deck and hangar facilities for Merlin helicopters.
- The second rig is a paternoster which can be used with dead or live baits.
- Melancholy fills the air as cables and lighting rigs are dismantled.
- Supporting six platoons - each platoon loaded with 18 sets of diving rigs, dive team members have their work cut out for them.
- Both of these concealment rigs are available for the Colt Single Action and I use both of them frequently.
- Meanwhile, PC gamers were getting their first gander at Doom 3, and collectively wondering just how much they would need to upgrade their rigs in order to be able to run the thing.
- The theatre's lighting rig and other equipment are included in the sale.
- It makes it easier for Baker Marine to make these rigs for their clients with our help.
- Costs about a grand, but you can make your guitar sound like literally anything; from basses to the specific rigs of your favourite guitarist; from a keyboard to your own customised wall of squalling white noise and feedback.
- This hard-bitten Philadelphia holster maker operates a classic one-man-shop specializing in extremely well-made and practically designed carry rigs.
- Since these were to be gaming rigs their specification was suitably high.
- The rig used by Stephen Hilder was a popular standard design.
- If you really want to get crazy, then you can set up two MIDI keyboards and use them in the dual-manual fashion with a foot-pedal rig to play bass, just like the genuine article.
- CMS, based at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Little Germany, provided the ATA Carnet documents for the lighting rigs, sound systems, stage sets and costumes.
- Plans for the gallery are to create a new exhibition space behind the main entrance, complete with a lighting rig and new wall.
- I have to use the roads too and don't want this guy driving a big rig or a school bus.
- He was scolded, ended up in the cab of a big rig with this man he slightly knew, under a clear sky on the straight desert interstate.
- A man in a semi-truck pulled his big rig to the side of the road, and asked us where we were headed.
- We have cars, trucks, dune buggies, motorcycles, rigs and tanks.
- His company runs six tractor-trailer rigs, all five-axle dump trucks.
- You can haul a mini-excavator or track loader almost anywhere on a small trailer pulled by a good pickup truck, saving the cost of a tractor rig and a commercial driver's license.
- Eastwood stages a great car chase between himself and a big rig carrying expensive automobiles.
- Several managers at grocery and drug stores say they are content to let Pepsi representatives back their rigs up to the loading dock, haul in the cases and put them on the shelves.
- He is a licensed pilot and often travels the state in his plane; he also holds a commercial drivers' license, enabling him to drive buses and big rigs.
- Semi tractor-trailer rigs have dryers on the fuel lines to eliminate water and contain large fuel filters.
- Four moving vans, two rigs, a dump trailer, and a front loader, which the seller owns, are included in the price.
- More than 20 states have introduced anti-idling laws that were written primarily to stop truckers from leaving their rigs idling for long periods.
1(fix)(contest/election) amañar(election/contest) trinquetear Mexico informal(fight) arreglar
- He insisted that the parliamentary poll was free from political interference, but promised to investigate allegations of vote rigging.
- In fact, I heard him only after the dispute began over the private kitchen he had rigged up for himself.
- They claim that the poll was rigged, distorted, or a flat out lie.
- The elections were so clearly rigged that six of the main opposition parties made a joint declaration on election day denouncing electoral fraud and withdrawing their candidates.
- The results began to trickle through on the ship's radio late at night; excitement grew as we strained to hear the results on the loudspeaker, rigged up for us by the Chief Engineer.
- America has a long history of vote tampering and rigged elections in many local jurisdictions.
- Until now, if your boat didn't have hot water the next best solution was to rig up a sun shower or heat up a pot on the stove.
- Spitzer recently investigated bid rigging in the insurance field.
- Part of the pub has been sealed off to the form the ‘house’ and cameras have been rigged up, allowing fellow drinkers to monitor the progress of the contestants.
- The poverty-stricken young Joe rigged up a make-do punchbag in his rickety garden shed.
- There is no play tomorrow because the arena is being rigged up for television coverage which starts on Saturday.
- Thousands of protesters rallied today, north of Baghdad, in the Sunni city of Samarra, charging the vote was rigged and demanding new elections.
- He said: ‘It is intolerable that girl pupils should go into school rigged out in a dishcloth!’
- At the top end of the glen darts of sunshine poked through the billowing clouds and encouraged us to go for it and, fully rigged up in waterproofs, we were soon splashing our way up into the Lairig Eilde.
- West Yorkshire police said further arrests were expected as part of an ongoing investigation into ballot rigging in the Bradford area.
- In villages where the population density is relatively low, he hopes observers would also manage to check whether voters' lists are rigged.
- Various cars he'd wrecked littered the long drive and when I eventually found him he was riding a donkey over whose head he'd rigged up some wing mirrors.
- But I did laugh very merrily when the reception manager made his way around the courtyard diners, rigged up in full Father Christmas gear and gumboots five sizes too big.
- It had started out pretty innocently; a trick glass here, a rigged deck of cards there.
- Sure it's fun to get rigged up in some flapping strides and dance along to some dire disco every once in a while.
- Voting - notoriously viewed as being regularly rigged in Europe - will be in the hands of viewers.
- The protesters rigged up a sound system outside the chief executive's home and blasted out aircraft noise for 15 minutes.
- Surely he'd seen the commode in the corner of the dining room, because that thing was not completely hidden by the screen they had rigged up, no matter what Dottie said.
- Nasa had provided forceps and astronauts had rigged up a makeshift hacksaw for Robinson to use if the gap-fillers proved difficult to remove.
- Jonah rigged up a narrow plywood sheet with screws threaded in at various points; it's now our camera mount and steadicam in one.
- He could be installed again, or his thugs may rig some things in his favor, but that's all different.
- They're also alleging that she rigged last year's election.
- Yet prosecutors accuse the jailed tycoon of rigging an auction to gain control of Apatit a decade ago and then failing to pay the bid of US $283 million.
- The result was forged turnout figures and rigged elections.
- Fiddling became fraud when enrolments were rigged.
- Using more pipe fittings, we rigged up a weather vane, and then we were ready to install the dish roof.
- Once you have the positional advantage you have rigged the race so you can't lose.
- Now and again the speeches would be interrupted for volleys of gunfire over the graves and choruses of martial-sounding music from loudspeakers rigged up around the cemetery.
- Liberty's dad had been so tired of yelling all through the house for his children, that he rigged up a telephone system to each room.
- The man, upon seeing a knight rigged out in full armor sticking a lance in his face, fears for his life.
- By this point he had won the trust and respect of the subjects of his documentary to such an extent that they also acted as crew members for him, rigging up makeshift lights and constructing dollies that would run on the existing tracks.
- Many fans that can't afford a generator have rigged up their televisions to car batteries to beat the blackouts.
- The MDC, along with Britain, the European Union and the US, has refused to accept the results, saying voting was rigged and influenced by violence and intimidation.
- Do the seven-day trip rigged out in ponchos and fleece chaps just like local cowboys.
- These individuals are thought of as having rigged the system to gain control of the country's petroleum wealth.
- Hosannas to Ridley Scott, who made a star out of Sigourney Weaver by rigging her in a tight jumpsuit and launching her into space.
- Encased for months in plaster body casts, Kahlo began to paint lying in bed with a special easel rigged up by her mother.
- We must rescue the political institutions of all nations from the corruption of corporate power, which rigs elections, distorts fair trade within and between nations, and puts profits before humanity.
- What Davis described in his speech, a nationwide drive to overturn elections and rig the political system, is a deadly serious matter.
- The police have rigged up lights to keep watch, ordered taxi drivers not to pick him up, seized his home computer and cut off his telephone.
- He walked to a computer terminal, the display of which was rigged up to project its image onto a large white screen at the front of the briefing room.
- The next day a still was rigged, using wood from the wings as fuel.
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