In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(full extent)masculine palmofeminine envergadurafeminine luz
- Their wings stretched to a massive span of six feet.
- He held out an arm to show how the end of the sleeve hung two handspans below his knuckles.
- A good rule of thumb when buying or constructing a flight cage for large parrots is that the width should be twice the wingspan, plus a handspan.
- Immense wings spread to more than the span of 2 metres in total length.
- The wings of the Tupolev-designed plane had a span of more than sixty metres, the same as a Boeing 747's.
- Powerful wings spread a span of twenty feet and Jack had to step back to avoid being hit.
- Lang's handspan covers 12 notes on the piano keyboard.
2(part of bridge)arco masculine
- However, as the spans increase it is possible to lay the decking in the vertical position and widen the beam or joist spacing.
- Pretension stiffens cables against deflection, and fabric or foil, also pre-tensioned, can be used between the cables to create very large spans.
- Internally, the central span peaked on rounded trusses.
- Officials first tried to limit the number of pedestrians on the bridge, but when that did not seem to help they decided to close the span to allow engineers to study the problem.
- Without vaulting or trusses, Yemeni traditional architecture had to rely on the usable length of palm, acacia or tamarisk trunks for spans.
- The bridge design is unpretentious. It consists simply of two steel towers supporting a lift span.
- The Croatian bridge has a much smaller span, and does not have to rise for shipping, but its deck forms a real part of the spatial sequence of the city.
- In the pre-industrial age, the structural form that was used for the widest spans was the masonry vault or dome.
- Wrought iron greatly multiplied the possibilities of tension: much wider roof spans than those offered by timber alone were now possible.
- More people die annually in Victoria on the road system, of which the West Gate Bridge is just one small span, than did in the accident that occurred during its construction in 1970.
- Next year will see the start of the five-year $3billion replacement of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
- He opted for a double-curved, reinforced, thin concrete shell structure which permitted major spans, without deformation.
- Cast glass channels in extruded aluminum flames can be installed for long or tall spans without added supports.
- Bal reached the middle of the bridge where the huge span was missing.
- But at the end of that year, on 28 December 1879, several spans collapsed in a severe storm while a train was crossing, sending 74 people to their deaths.
- The new span's design reflects the graceful arch of Folsom's 1916 Rainbow Bridge just upstream.
- The raft had wedged itself up against the steel span of a collapsed bridge.
- The pipe-arch structure, a large space frame, is perhaps the most economical design for the wide span.
3(of time)lapso masculineespacio masculineperíodo masculine
- The sky had opened up during the short span of time between my entering the lobby, picking up Rob, and going to leave again.
- His reign spans more than 40 years and it was during this time that a new civilization - a European civilization - came into existence.
- Suddenly, in the span of a few short years, forests had become ‘indispensable’ not only to support industrial growth but for the sake of national security.
- She talked constantly, wouldn't accept authority and had such a short span of attention that she'd probably wander off to make herself a coffee during the initial job interview.
- I have managed to find true friends within my short span, and I wish you the same sort of felicity.
- You are pregnant only for a short span of time my dear.
- His star-studded career spans more than 50 years.
- He had lost three important things in a short span of a day.
- The authors recorded more than 235 interviews over a span of ten years.
- His recording career at the piano spans more than 40 years.
- In the span of 28 short minutes, the band races through 10 songs that are all maddeningly pleasant-sounding.
- I didn't have an answer because I didn't know myself and thankfully her concentration span was lacking at that point.
- These are men who, within the short span of three weeks, brought life, hope and joy to a leper colony, simply by offering handshakes.
- These are people who've packed seemingly 10 lifetimes into one normal span.
- In a short span, they were on the ground level, facing the door to the street.
- I had learned a life lesson in the short span in which he'd been missing, and I wasn't planning on forgetting it anytime soon.
- If you go back and look at the career of John Carpenter, you will find a remarkable string of artistic successes that stretched over a span of 12 years.
- As you can see we managed to pull it off although I must say I've never before done a review in such a short span of time.
- I silently thanked my short concentration span for tuning in for the first few minutes at least.
4(range)at this age children have a short attention span — a esta edad los niños no pueden mantener la atención por períodos prolongados
- the whole span of American history — la historia americana en toda su extensión
1(extend over)abarcara career that spanned 60 years — una carrera que abarcó 60 años / que se extendió a lo largo de 60 años
- a story spanning four generations — una historia que transcurre a lo largo de cuatro generaciones / que abarca cuatro generaciones
2(cross)the bridge that spans the Tagus — el puente que se extiende sobre el Tajo / que cruza el Tajo
- to span a river with a bridge — tender un puente sobre un río
1masculine troncofeminine yunta
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