In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1adjustable spanner — llave inglesa feminine
- box spanner — llave de tubo
- plug spanner — llave de bujías
- Avoid the things he needs - like a new spanner or woollen jumper - and impress him with imagination and flair.
- I know one particular man who actually got a rowing boat and went across in his dinner hour and welded spanners, wedges and hammers to the bulk head and rowed back again.
- He is friendly with them and once managed to mend a leaking pipe for them with his spanner.
- Unless you have pretty particular interests you're probably not going to have much use for a magnifying glass, a spanner or a miniature jig-saw.
- They hover on the brink of existence in a flat-pack limbo until I can find my adjustable spanner.
- The cabbie starts his rickety old taxi with a knock of a spanner.
- Even so, their intervention is a big a spanner in the Compaq takeover works.
- He collects some other tools, a hammer, nails, spanners, screwdrivers and a few more saw-blades, and slots them into the zippered pouches on his backpack.
- Max looked up from the spanner he was calibrating with a small tool.
- Three young men from Anjanvara wield spanners and engine grease with thinly-veiled pride, mastering a new set of skills.
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