In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Trimmings - the rails, scuppers and waterline - were painted black, in counterpoint to the polished metal of brass fixtures.
- Fleets of great armed ships, loaded to the scuppers with silver and other treasures from the Viceroyalties of Peru and New Spain, were assembled and outfitted at Havana.
- The scuppers, or the devices to allow the water to drain off the decks have been opened - they're normally in a closed position.
- Railings and scuppers were carved and painted with paints that had seen better days.
- Nylon panels on the sides of the Geckos eject water like scuppers on a tramp steamer - hop out of the river, take five steps, and the bilges are dry.
- Firstly, one climbs into a jet crammed to the scuppers with domestic and foreign tourists, thence to fly more rapidly than Moses ever did across the desert.
- The master-at-arms or chief petty officer in charge would ceremonially tip this residue into the scuppers at the edge of the deck, from where, to the daily perplexity and annoyance of thirsty seamen, it would drain into the sea.
- Franklin had noticed that the wake of one ship he saw was particularly smooth, and was told that the cooks had probably just discharged greasy water through the scuppers.
- Men around me were being sick and the scuppers were full of vomit.
1(ship) hundir(talks/plan) echar por tierranow we're scuppered — estamos acabados informal
- By taking it on, albeit reluctantly, he scuppers his girlfriend Samantha's plans to start a new life together in Las Vegas.
- Maybe instead it was a story about subconscious guilt - Hamlet realises the Hamlet family has done dirt to the Fortinbras clan, and inadvertently sabotages his own kinfolk and scuppers his inheritance.
- And Andy Cole is on the verge of joining Manchester City, which scuppers any prospect of him returning to Ewood this summer.
- Fifteen years ago, Near Dark went largely unnoticed, its box-office chances scuppered by a release date too close to that of a more teen-friendly vampire flick, The Lost Boys.
- If the characters do not have backbone, articulacy and humour, then that pretty much scuppers high comedy.
- His wilful jettisoning of anything approaching drama in the last act, though, scuppers the whole production.
- But the venue, which should be part of the appeal of this production by new, young, classical company Cannon's Mouth, scuppers it.
- And a growing environmentalist movement in the country has already scuppered a leading mining project.
- Being a surgeon or concert pianist is an advantage here - the disc is naturally misshaped for use in the round CD-Rom drive, so half an inch either way scuppers the exercise.
- Rochefort was cast to play the lead, but his illness scuppered the picture.
- Perhaps I should have piped up and suggested a digestion sabbatical before the final touch, which effectively scuppers any true criticism by being truly ambrosial.
- However, there are rumours that India will go ahead and sign the deal because it does not want to be the country that scuppers the talks.
- Work began to come in: commissions for schools, offices and housing, as well as the inevitable promising projects scuppered by cautious planners.
- It should have been the perfect crowd-pleasing formula, but the album was scuppered by poor distribution, and its failure prompted the departure of the band's co-founder, Chris Bell.
- New broom stirs up dust; pupils gradually appreciate a teacher who makes them think outside the box; syllabus scuppered in favour of rejuvenating the imagination.
- Perhaps they've just been scuppered by inexperience and the difficulties of the devised show.
- If they don't, any chance of them achieving rock royalty status will be scuppered.
- The absence of the two captive witnesses has probably scuppered the entire case.
- My dwarves have scuppered the concept by growing to well over six feet.
- If you're asking whether this scuppers the deal, the answer is absolutely not.
- Against extraordinary odds Davie and Alan fight their way out of their ship's cabin - and in a moment of desperation Alan recklessly scuppers the ship when he ignites a barrel of gunpowder in the hold.
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