In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Anatomy(of eye) cuenca feminine(of eye) cavidad feminine(of eye) órbita feminine(of joint) fosa feminine(of joint) hueco masculine(of tooth) alvéolo masculineyou nearly pulled my arm out of its socket — casi me desencajas / me sacas el brazo
- You can hold rock still in the chair where you are now reading this and roll your eyes around in their sockets to look at the floor, left wall, ceiling or right wall.
- My prosthetist, Ian, bulked up the inside of the socket of the artificial leg with a liner, which has made for a much tighter and snugger fit.
- Robinson's next patent, also with Draper and Lord, was for a method of attaching a knob to the socket by turning over the edge of the socket to grasp the bottom of the knob.
- The artificial socket is made of high density plastic and the new ball with its stem is made of strong, stainless metal.
- The result was an exact plaster mould of my stump, which Ian will use to make the socket onto which my artificial leg will be attached.
- I managed to reach the bouldering height limit after stretching as far as I could and practically pulling the bones out of my shoulder sockets.
- The orbit is a socket for the eyeball, muscles, nerves, and vessels that are necessary for proper functioning of the eye.
- The hip socket will be hollowed out to make a shallow cup and an artificial socket will be placed into it.
- Their eyes are darkened in their sockets, cheeks hollow and shrunken, their heads and hands unnaturally out of proportion as if they are famine victims.
- He saw himself incredibly emaciated, covered in filth, his cheeks drawn and his own eyes looked back at him from hollow sockets colored with despair, pleading for help.
- More often than not, due to the delay and lack of adequate care of the socket, a ready fitting of the artificial eye is impossible.
- Located between the teeth, hinge sockets provide the space for holding the tooth of the opposite valve.
- Now lean on the club by bending from the hip sockets to get into a ‘ready’ position, the knees slightly flexed and the upper back straight, not rounded.
- Thomas fractured a shoulder socket during his first crack at the World Masters tournament in Ireland's Londonderry.
- The left maxilla preserves 13 tooth sockets, which are slightly larger than the premaxillary tooth sockets.
- The skull, which measures a metre by a metre-and-a-half, is so well preserved that delicate features, such as cheekbones, are still intact and some teeth are still in their sockets.
- If the socket continues to bleed lie a gauze pad across the socket and ask the patient to bite on it for 15-30 minutes.
- And all the time her eyes, with their long lashes in their dark hollow sockets will gaze into the eyes of a man who loved her truly and knowingly married her.
- He's going to remake the socket, building in a soft rubber pad and extra space to accommodate the troublesome bone.
- The eyes often escape unharmed even when facial injury is severe and the bony socket (the orbit) has been fractured.
2Electricity(for plug) enchufe masculine(for plug) toma de corriente feminine(for plug) tomacorriente masculine Latin America(for light bulb) portalámparas masculine
- Inventor Adrian Oldham has designed a gadget aimed at preventing children playing with plugs and electric sockets.
- Remember, you can only plug mains voltage lighting into an external socket as low voltage lighting requires a transformer and currently most transformers are not suitable for outside use.
- Korjo and Design Go both make travel jugs, for plugging in to electrical sockets or car cigarette lighters, costing around $80.
- All it needs is a flat surface to rest on and an electrical socket to plug into.
- The vehicle has a compressor driven from plugging into an electric socket that recharges the compressed air in 3 to 4 hours.
- Catherine was having trouble screwing a light bulb in its socket and one of the men lifted her up and allowed her to reach it.
- Agatha gave a little squeak of distress and pulled the computer's electrical cable out of the plug socket.
- Other scenes depict the agents as idiots and slapstick figures barely able to push a plug into an electric socket.
- Do not attempt to plug a generator into an electric socket in a wall.
- Communications Minister Dermot Ahern has finalised plans to trial technology that delivers an internet connection through power sockets.
- Unplug appliances and lamps, and remove light bulbs from their sockets.
- By plugging the $129 device into an electric socket, Mac and PC owners can extend their wireless network to any room.
- Socket guards stop children receiving electric shocks from poking objects into plug sockets.
- The quick-thinking mum also pulled all plugs from electric sockets in the house.
- When you look at those lights remember all those who in past years on voluntary work that took months in planning, putting bulbs in sockets and putting the lights up and taking them down.
- In all six conference rooms sockets for digital telephones have been installed, making it possible to install fax machines and modems, which can be rented from the hotel.
- At the inquest, local electrician Thomas Durkin revealed that there was no leaked earth or circuit breaker in the connection to a plug socket in a neighbouring house.
- Southern Electric claims it has received a ‘good amount of interest’ in its commercial trial of broadband through three-pin electrical sockets in Winchester.
- Now the Bobby Van teams will advise on fire safety, suggesting that too many electrical devices plugged into the one socket is not a good idea and making sure that smoke alarms are fitted and working.
- Unlike conventional electrical appliances, which are simply plugged into a wall socket, computers and their peripherals are connected by any number of lines.
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