In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Holes in the marble walls created by the original builder's wooden scaffold have further contributed to the weakness.
- His arms were aching in pain as he swung above the floor of the scaffold.
- The lawyers consulted with two clients who had fallen from scaffolds, one who'd fallen from a ladder, and one who'd been scalded by hot water in her bathtub - all before lunch.
- A builder was struck over the head with a scaffold pole after trying to stop thieves fleeing from a building site with a power tool.
- The first sequence helps cells stick to the scaffold.
- Duncan and his entourage were perched on a hanging scaffold, like window washers.
- Everybody was agreed that it is good practice for the roofers, working on a roof of this sort, to work either from scaffolding, or on scaffold boards, or from access stagings which were placed on the roof.
- It is likely the tower will be dismantled piece by piece using a large crane and a scaffold to support the remaining structure.
- The back view of the piece revealed a bleacher-like structure of shallow risers buttressed by a plywood scaffold supporting both the pulley and a large fan that kept the floating arch aloft.
- Two shots from within the future auditorium seem to tunnel through scores of crisscrossing scaffolds toward the stage as light filters down through swooping ceiling tarps.
- Then we hit on friends and neighbors to contribute toe board brackets, toe boards, scaffolds, ladders and moral support.
- A loose board crashes into a scaffold John is working on - more broken glass.
- Working on roofs, high scaffolds, lift equipment or other areas where you're elevated well above ground level presents an ever-present hazard for professional and homeowner alike.
- Then, the printer prints the cells on to a plastic surface, which acts like a scaffold to support the cells.
- Workers in red coveralls scurry around building scaffolds.
- He stood in the shadows of a downtown Manhattan office building, shielded from the cold, driving rainstorm by the scaffold overhead and the leather trench coat covering his body.
- When setting a plank between ladders as a scaffold, be sure it extends a foot on each side and is clamped or nailed to its support
- It was his business to depict palaces and royal chapels, but he did not hesitate to show them without majesty - under scaffolds or being repaired.
- Spurred on by the sight of the scaffold and the thought of playing in mud for a good cause, I vowed to come back to help work on the walls.
2(for execution)patíbulo masculinecadalso masculine
- Hester Prynne, convicted of adultery, is taken from the prison and set on the scaffold in the town square for public humiliation.
- The granting of the charter itself featured prominently with artefacts from medieval life, including a quiver of arrows and the Earl of Derby's execution is marked with a replica scaffold and display featuring lilies.
- Rupert Everett was beheaded at 2pm on January 30 in their simulated scaffold, just as Charles had been in 1649.
- I had heard stories of those that had worked up the courage to try; their bodies swung from scaffolds in the middle of the town square so that any who were planning likewise understood the underlying and brutal message: To try is to loose.
- He was dangling from a hook, a few feet off a wooden scaffold.
- The marginal application of bread was inadvertently found by Queen Marie Antoinette of France who later paid with her head for her discovery on the scaffold during the French Revolution.
- In Book 3 of the New Arcadia, Pamela utters her prayer shortly before she too is seen being taken to the scaffold for execution.
- The criminal would mount the scaffold and stand upon this trapdoor, which would then open, precipitating the person into a fall of some feet.
- At a minimum, it took a cartman to hire his team and his labor, a carpenter to build the scaffold, a hangman to do the job.
- About a hundred male witnesses now filled the seats in the cellblock where the scaffold had been constructed, and outside a crowd of over five hundred of both sexes had begun to gather hours before.
- On the scaffold, before the noose is placed about his neck, his chains and the rope that binds his hands are struck off, and he is asked what he has to say.
- They were all angling for a better view of a simple wooden scaffold bearing a lone noose, which dangled in the breeze.
- Where the condemned husband-murderer is given the chance to testify publicly on the scaffold, the sati nearly always proceeds in silence.
- There on the scaffold she suffered scorn and public admonishment.
- Several ‘executions’ had taken place within the past few days at Pentonville Prison on the scaffold, which had been the scene of the final exit of numerous notorious criminals.
- Without Elizabeth's protection after 1569, moreover, Mary might well have knelt at the scaffold years before her execution in 1587.
- And it was a really appalling hanging, in the respect that the minister kept them on the scaffold waiting for 25 minutes as he gave a sermon.
- I've never had any desire to step into the limelight, so climbing on to the stage felt like mounting a scaffold.
- After being whipped and branded on the scaffold, he had to stay in a workhouse for 12 years.
- But whether displayed on a public scaffold in the eighteenth century, or the result of a scientific killing within the confines of a modern prison, the body of the executed criminal remains a vivid and striking symbol of the power of the law.
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