In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cuerda femininesoga feminineNautical cabo masculinea rope of climbers — una cordada
- (hanging) the rope — la horca
- a rope of pearls — un collar de perlas
- She nodded, and tiptoed to pull a length of thick rope from the back of the cart.
- The fibers are twisted into ropes and sprayed with natural latex, which increases their elasticity.
- It was being pulleyed by several cords of thick rope overhead.
- I tried to move my limbs only to find them restrained by what felt like thick strands of rope.
- They were linked by a great length of rope modestly coiled at both ends of the row.
- A single strand of grass is easy to break, but if you weave enough of it together, you can get a nice, strong length of rope.
- He stood up with about a two-foot length of hefty hemp rope in his hands.
- Looming above was a great black ship, tethered to the inlet by several thick ropes disappearing into the deep, dark water.
- He pulled out a small length of thin nylon rope and a knife.
- My eyes came to rest on a long strand of thick hemp rope, slightly frazzled but still in one piece.
- He had noticed that the thick sisal rope which had snapped had been cut halfway through with a sharp instrument, probably a knife.
- Together, with Steve hauling on the rope and him climbing, he made it to the top of the cliff.
1(tie)the climbers roped themselves together — atar
2US(lasso)(cattle/steer) enlazar(steer/cattle) lazar Mexico(steer/cattle) lacear Chile
- She swung it lazily and with ease, and roped the wild mustang.
- They built a little hut out of a tarp, then roped their plastic ponchos together and hung it between to trees to make a ceiling.
- I was roped to Jim, but it was of no use; my feet were paralyzed and slipped on the bare rock, and he said it was useless to try to go that way, and we retraced our steps.
- They were roped together and a warder supervising them walked up and down with a rifle.
- Gracie will have her wearing trousers and roping cattle before they go home.
- Michael nodded solemnly as he cautiously roped the bull, then tied the other end to Starlight's saddle, he mounted her and slowly had her back up.
- Nevertheless, as a precaution, the murderers roped their victims together and led them to a gully where any attempt to escape would be impeded before they went about their grisly business.
- With a cord I always carried in my pocket just for such an occasion, I started to rope his hands together.
- She had learned that local cowgirls wanted to compete in bronco riding, bull riding, roping events, and other professional contests, so she included more contests and opened them to any woman who wanted to participate.
- They rope his hand and attach the other end to a door bolt and leave the poor dolt there.
- Tyler roped the object on the roof on his first try.
- Ships were roped together in lines to face an enemy fleet and showers of arrows and missiles would have been exchanged.
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