In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tight)(wire/sail/rope) tenso(rope/sail/wire) tirante(skin) tirantepull the line taut — tensa la cuerda
- Then the glue was applied to the bottom EPS foam strip and gently pulled taut and glued into place allowing the cut strips to stretch suspended over the black background.
- Hempshaw was like a rope stretched taut with a full grown steer pulling at it.
- They would dance towards each other, each holding a sheet end, then back away, pulling the sheet taut between them, then advance again, and so on.
- Then you do a final stitch way into the wadding, pull the thread taut and clip the end just above the surface.
- In the rains it is stretched taut like an elastic band about to snap.
- Its bagginess on the scrawny Pope's shoulders contrasts with the taut, nailed-down stretch of the upholstered velvet of his chair.
- If he has chosen the vines well, they will pull taut and stretch like a natural bungee cord, just enough to gently arrest his fall.
- On the stage a white sheet, stretched taut over several room dividers, served as a screen.
- Of course, the sun's rays were needed to make the mulberry paper taut and fully stretched.
- Thankfully an eardrum is a flexible tissue stretched taut over the inner ear.
- It's the kind that gets to looking like a huge green bubble of taut membrane, stretched to the limit, with redness that radiates outward.
- The next one on the thrill list is the catapult: you are attached to a rope that is stretched taut and then released.
- The wind whipped at her skirt pulling the material taut across her calves and thighs, outlining her shape as the marble of a statue.
- Above a carefully cut animal skin, an arc of wood is stretched taut by a rope.
- Another piece, In Other Circumstances, consists of three immense curtains made of white paper squares joined with fishing gut, and stretched taut between floor and ceiling.
- The forests were low, and the land stretched tight like taut buffalo skin.
- Note: the under the coat method adds stability but the weight of the coat pulls the scarf taut and threatens asphyxiation.
- The other hand must act as a co-pilot; use it to pull the skin taut and stretched.
- The aerial is stretched taut over the back of the sofa towards the TV.
- Pull the knot taut, close to your head, and wrap the ends around the bun, securing with pins.
2(tense)(nerves/expression) tenso(expression/nerves) tirante
- His strong hands rested on her shoulders and began working the taut muscles, causing her to immediately tense.
- Normally, at times likes these, Montgomerie's nerves are so taut that it would be possible to play a guitar solo on them.
- Relaxing his taut muscles and his wary expression, Sean sighed and gave her what he hoped to be a somewhat friendly look.
- The film is taut and compact, and roughly a third of it plays out inside the cab as Max and Vincent traverse the city.
- In no time at all you'll be able to produce lots of taut, pertinent, orthographically enhanced web text, and all with only one hand.
- The writing is taut; but it reads like a boring history textbook in places.
- The ad starts off by focusing on the taut abs of three pretty ladies.
- Shot in a realistic mode inspired by the agitprop classic The Battle of Algiers, Bloody Sunday is taut, terse and livid.
- With her taut writing, she never once fails to convey the emotional intensity of her characters' lives.
- She's convinced that no matter how hard she works out, the skin that covers her taut biceps is growing daily more slack and wrinkly.
- Ellis' script is taut, sharp and resonant, like piano wire.
- The navigation is taut and the controls make perfect sense.
- The Viking's huge muscles were nearly as taut as the bowstring itself as he strained in bringing it back into firing position.
- Therapeutic massage may also loosen taut muscles and calm frazzled nerves.
- Though there's plenty of brutal, taut music to be found on the record, more often than not, it's filmic, evocative, and remarkably organic.
- It is a superb piece of writing, and under Ross Manson's taut direction, Volcano gives it a thrilling production.
- A taut screenplay, tight editing and, overall, a theme which takes off from real life, are what our films lack today.
- The subject matter of the novel, which is written in a taut, controlled, colloquial yet poetic prose, is highly autobiographical.
- Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle.
- But for the most part the music is taut, suffused with a ragged but determined power that has few equals among their contemporaries.
- Greatly influenced by DC hardcore forebears like Fugazi, QANU's music bristled with taut, pointed rhythms and impassioned verse.
- I recommend a day by the waves to anyone who's fraying their last taut nerve.
- The taut muscles of his face have relaxed, and he speaks with a confidence that is inspiring.
- It translates in 2005 because this corner of music was always about nostalgia and taut drama constructed with tightly circumscribed language.
- Director Ryan Redford skilfully employs music, sound and montage to create a taut film.
- My eyes were tight shut but streaming tears, and I felt my face set into taut muscles and tense lines.
- As we cross each intersection, our nerves are taut with anxiety, not knowing who or what is down the next street.
- Royal Ballet star Ivan Putrov will be suspended on wires above a string quartet playing Tchaikovsky for a whole nine minutes while the audience gasp and marvel at those taut muscles and lean limbs.
- It started with a back massage that loosened up my taut muscles and prepared me for the ultimate indulgence of letting go.
- It had great muscular arms, and powerful legs supported a thick body covered with taut muscle.
- The fledgling's breathing and heartbeat slowed, taut muscles went slack, and his third eyelids slid halfway across his bright gaze.
- He said it was tense on board, people were jumpy and nerves were taut.
- All of which adds up to superb straight line stability, taut handling through curves, improved roll control and a prodigious ability to soak up bumps and smooth out potholes.
- The dances are exotic, taut, unusual and unpredictable but entirely controlled and elegant, sleek, streamlined.
- Nerves were taut and bodies turned and twisted under the scratchy blankets.
- She is a handsome woman - thin lips, taut facial muscles - who never lost her poise at her husband's funeral.
- At times his writing seems more like taut, elegant journalism than literary fiction.
- It was tough, tight and ultimately taut with tension throughout with neither side willing to risk anything.
- And so he made his way to the bench in where he sat down and relaxed his taut muscles.
- Some judicious editorial pruning would have made the novel less uneven and the text more taut.
3(firm, trim)(body/thighs) de carnes prietas(thighs/body) de carnes apretadas
4(economical)(style/prose) terso y expresivo
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