In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1telaraña femininethe spider spins its web — la araña teje su tela
1.2(of cloth)tejido masculine
- Every woman made her web and bleached it herself, and the price never rose higher than 2 shillings a yard, and with this cloth almost everyone was clothed.
- I need not remind my readers of the connection always maintained in classical poetry and legend between the spider and the weaver, the spinner and the web. Even in our vernacular we speak of ‘the web’ on the loom, and the fable of Arachne has blended itself with almost all thought on the subject.
1.3(structure)a web of intrigue — una red de intriga
- a web of lies — una maraña de mentiras
2(on bird's, frog's foot)membrana interdigital feminine
- His feet are rather large, but the web is not wide as in ducks.
- Then, as the duck draws its foot forward and brings the toes together, the web folds up so there is less resistance to the water.
3Computingthe Web or web — la / el web
- World Wide Web — telaraña mundial
- How many times have you been surfing the Web and wanted to buy a product or service?
- Speaking to the people behind the websites, there is now a clear view of where and how to make money from news on the Web.
- Let's assume that the average Web document, when printed, uses two sheets of paper.
- But it is not enough to say that global networks and the Web will change everything.
- If the patent is eventually upheld, the implications for the Web are enormous.
- Most of these are available on the Web to anyone capable of using a search engine with a modicum of ingenuity.
- Thankfully, when it all gets too much, the Web has some quick fixes for my addiction.
- I read a lot of newspapers on the Web, and this is something new and wonderful.
- Almost half of all the Danish Internet population are using the Web for banking and tax purposes.
- Many anti-virus vendors also make scanners available as a Web service application.
- Unable to find another publisher, Huang elected to sell the book himself through the Web.
- Each answer can be found by searching on the Web, or digging deep in your mind.
- Alternatively, use a search engine such as Google to locate numbers via the Web.
- Is there something that your Web readers can do to take some of this research forward?
- The City recognises the enormous benefit of a heavily wired Britain and the media has come to love the Web.
- The issue of making the Internet safe for kids has become a bigger one as the Web becomes ever more ubiquitous.
- So, anyway, I did some research on the Web, and found the reason for his situation.
- The plan's flaw is that if you've got a PDA with you, you don't need to access your data via the Web.
- Again and again, the history of the Web shows us the value of relinquishing control.
- The Web is full of ordinary people from all over the planet wittering on about whatever they want to.
- How many other questions would yield more wrong answers on the Web than right ones?
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