In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Zoology(with masculine article in the singular) ala feminineto spread / stretch one's wings — desplegar / extender las alas
- this comes under the wing of the marketing department — esto es responsabilidad del departamento de márketing
- The belly is white, and the white spots on the wings give this bird its name.
- Swans are caught and their wings' flight feathers are clipped, or pinioned.
- The birds, whose wings are clipped to prevent them flying away, have been moved to aviaries in one of the royal palace's towers.
- Besides having forelimbs that resemble the wings of modern birds, the animal sported long feathers from thigh to foot on each hind limb.
- Each downstroke of the wing of birds produces a small upward acceleration of the body to support the weight of the body and overcome drag.
- The term ‘silver falcon’ actually refers to a bird of prey with silver feathers underneath the wing.
- The male's body plumage is glossy black, and the wings and tail feathers are white.
- The feathers on their wings and tails are bright blue with white and black bands.
- So she sent her magic into the bird and concentrated it on the broken wing and felt the bone re-knitting.
- They are fairly slender birds, with long wings and tails.
- Very graceful it was too, like a blue bird of prey but without feathers or wings or talons or any other bird features, come to think of it.
- A bird needs wings for lift, tail feathers for control and lightweight bones.
- Rusty Blackbirds are fairly slender birds with long wings and tails.
- Rather than stones, organic objects like birds wings, bones, crayfish and seeds, are suspended several inches above a mud pathway.
- In medieval Europe, scribes used trimmed feathers from the wings of large birds and various inks to mark a set of alphabetic letters on parchment skins.
- The birds' wings are blue and their tails a rainbow of yellow, red, and blue.
- Anhimids are strong, soaring flyers with the big wings and substantial feathers necessary for that lifestyle.
- In fact, it reminded me of a pintail duck in the way its primaries, the ten outermost feathers of the wing, seemed to do all the flying.
- Here, one of the birds spreads its wings to let its plumage dry in the sun, an attitude which is highly characteristic of cormorants and their relatives.
- Thrashing the water with opened wings, the bird repeatedly disappeared completely underwater.
(structure)(with masculine article in the singular) ala feminine
(unit)(with masculine article in the singular) ala feminine
- CAG helicopter representatives routinely are tasked with augmenting the squadrons in the air wing.
- In July 1945 he resigned in protest against the proposed disbandment of the joint Chinese - American wing of the Chinese Air Force.
- It comprises five wings and 31 squadrons, and is headquartered at Amberley.
- Twelve fighter craft made up one squadron, and there were six squadrons in a wing.
- They filed a safety hazard report that was immediately forwarded to our higher headquarters and to the Air Force wing based here.
- We have no combat air wing, and our air force has broken down.
- He also served with the Royal Jordanian Airforce anti-tank wing where he received his wings as a Cobra attack pilot.
- Moving an Air Force combat wing is nothing like moving an Army brigade.
- I recognized the voice and knew immediately that it was the skipper of a Hornet squadron in my air wing.
- It will help squadron commanders at the wing level determine the most important decisions in establishing the correct readiness focus.
- It is the second and last F - 16 wing in the air force.
- It's the first blended wing in Air Force history, and they've made it happen without a blueprint or road map.
- The wing commander is responsible for all of his or her wing's squadrons in the recovery and individual and unit training phases.
- It is about serving the people in the squadron command and wing.
- It was intended that Air Force wings should train as they fight.
- Campbell, contact all of the COs of all of the other brigades, wings, regiments, and divisions.
- The wing had one mission-ready squadron and was working on building its second when Sept.11 events changed things.
- He has commanded a fighter squadron, two fighter wings, a numbered Air Force and two major commands.
- America's precision munitions compensate to a degree for fewer ground units and air wings, no question about that.
- He has commanded a fighter squadron, two fighter wings, and a numbered air force.
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- I already had a commercial driver's license and a motorcycle endorsement, so if it has wings or wheels, I can handle it.
- The rear wing has been repositioned to balance the effects.
- The finishing touch is the rear wing, and all these parts can either be left in black carbon or painted to match the bodywork.
- Automotive Industries recently was shown a more potent Stratus, stripped of its chrome accents but also devoid of any wings or air dams.
- When you go to a rookie test with a brand new driver, what you do is you raise the wings up so that they are providing more downforce.
- As with the Plus 8, the rear-view mirror stuck in the middle of the windscreen causes an awkward blind spot, which combined with the wiper makes it difficult to see the nearside wing.
- Drawn by a former Aston Martin design chief, the rear wings and roofline are the best bit, with hints of the current Aston range.
- Body kits, spoilers, wings, decals, bumpers and other accessories are commonly used to customize a car.
- New alloy wheels, a rear wing and unique detailing set this car apart.
- The engine has a low centre of gravity, the wing is like a banquet table and its height, at 1050 mm, is only an inch taller than a GT40.
- The right outboard spoilers were raised approximately 1 to 3 inches above the wing surface.
- He came out on Saturday morning to find his car parked on the pavement, with wonky looking wheels, and well sculpted driver's side doors and wing.
- The lines flow naturally from the sweeping wheel-arches and wings, down through the doors to taper sharply at the back.
- The car had independent front suspension and featured spare wheel compartments in the front wings.
- A rear wing and integrated rear diffuser have also been developed as part of a new rear end panel.
- ‘Next time we're out we should get another one of these,’ Michael said as he ran his hands along the buckled driver's side wing of the van.
- It had a broken rear window and damage to the near side front wing, probably several hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
- Time was when lights tucked away in the front wings were a sign of sophistication and cool, but with the passing of the Corvette and the Lotus Esprit no car has them any more.
- T1 will see readily identifiable versions of everyday saloon cars visually spectacularly modified with big flared wheel arches, wings and bumpers.
(part of field)(with masculine article in the singular) ala feminine
- Saints are set to switch Darren Albert from the wing to full-back to offset the absence of Paul Wellens, but Millward also has the option of Anthony Stewart and Sean Hoppe.
- Memphis' best defenders are on the wings, and only one of them - Posey - is projected to start.
- El Hamdaoui has variously been described as a striker and capable of playing on both wings, in other words jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
- With the clock running down to half time Stewart Airdrie broke down the wing and crossed for Chris Turner to head home from close range.
- The most intriguing change is the shift of Jason Robinson from full back or wing to centre.
- He can create scoring chances from the wing or down low.
- If anything, scoring prospects were needed on the wings and on defense.
- But for all its talent, the Avalanche lacks scoring on the wings and badly needs Hejduk to bounce back.
- Nick Barber came onto the wing replacing the centre Smith.
- Thornton causes matchup problems because he is a dangerous shooter from the wing and can beat defenders off the dribble.
- Robert Vaden and James Hardy, who committed in the spring, will give the Hoosiers athleticism and scoring punch from the wings.
- The coach is likely to switch full back Chris Beaver to the wing in place of Smith and return Chris Wainwright to the starting line-up after leaving him out against Rochdale.
- Habana did what he does best and streaked up the wing without anyone coming close.
- With Percy Montgomery at fullback and Fourie and De Villiers on the wings, the Boks don't lack for height at the back.
- Anxious to record their first league win since 29 September, Manchester switched Afi Leuaia to the wing and brought Piers Gregory into play at centre.
- On a break, he dribbled up the wing, tossed an underhand scoop towards the rim, took two steps, launched and then jammed it home with authority.
- The offense will also need to find somebody besides Modin, who led the team with 32 goals, to score from the wing.
- Bryant will play from the wing rather than the point, which will decrease his ballhandling duties and increase his scoring chances.
- Ruggiero and Houlston on the wings were effective at getting beyond their full backs but Sherburn were well organised in their defending to prevent Ilkley from scoring.
- Wayne Munn, who has seen provincial action at wing, centre and fullback is now being groomed at scrumhalf while Fiela van Zyl moves to the side of the scrum, making way for Harold Karele.
(player, position)(with masculine article in the singular) ala femininealero feminineextremo femininewing threequarter — (with masculine article in the singular) ala tres cuartos masculine
- ‘He's going to be a wing forward,’ jokes his grandfather, as a barefoot Finlay charges into his sister at speed.
- Railway were awarded a penalty on the five metres line which was taken quickly and Port were caught as the wing forward crashed over.
- The killer blow arrived when Jonathon Roker who was having a fine game at wing forward scored 2 goals in quick succession to give Raheens an 8 point lead.
- Boroughmuir, for their part, took the field without their top-scoring wing Charlie Keenan and their flanker Olly Brown.
- ‘If we can create space for our wings starting with our pack and centres, we will score tries,’ he said.
- If a dribbler gets through on a sideline past your near wing, approach cautiously and anticipate a pass.
- In the Scotland team is a 21-year-old wing forward at the height of his game.
- The Heath then suffered a severe blow when wing forward Ciaran Hyland was sidelined after a rash challenge.
- His first tackle on Shane Williams was a lift and then a spin before he dumped him on the floor, using his own body weight and momentum to deck the Welsh wing.
- Mick McEvoy was the best Laois defender on view as he held Paul Flynn scoreless from play but the wing forward did finish with eight points from placed balls.
- When wing forward Tom Lennon boxed an Andrew Hickey delivery past Chris Meaney it rocked the Leighlin men back on their heels.
- As we approach the League final, the famous shout for joy from the wing forward on that day in 1980, when the Rangers beat Renard, is doing the rounds again.
- For Brumbies, tries went to centre Gordon Ephriam and wing Wayne Pharo with fullback Rodney McDonald slotting three penalties.
- He also may be the most versatile player - he lines up as a fullback, a receiver or a wing.
- Although he has been used mainly as a wing forward up to now, he's chosen at full forward for tomorrow's match.
- Thomas Walsh, at both full-forward and wing forward, got on a lot of ball and used a good deal of it very well, as is evidenced by his 1-4 from play.
- The big wing forward was to convert two further frees in the opening quarter while Seamus Lyons landed his first score after a foul on David Cuddy.
- The move seemed to be punished when wing forward, Eoin Curtin, sent over his side's second point in two minutes.
- As Rathnew keeper Ken Quirke raced out to close down Mernagh the wing forward fisted a pass to Gill and with only a defender on the line the full forward blasted over the bar.
- Umaga believes he is becoming more aware of the centre's responsibilities after starting the season still playing like a wing.
5Politics(with masculine article in the singular) ala femininethe left wing of the party — el ala izquierda del partido
- the political wing of the organization — el ala política / el brazo político de la organización
- This passage of events highlights the real problem in the current relationship between the political and industrial wings of the Party.
- Even more money went to two outfits that function as foreign policy wings of the Democratic and Republican parties.
- Batasuna is the political wing of the ETA armed group.
- Rather, the IRA was increasingly recognized as the armed wing of one political party.
- There are two main wings within the Tory Party and regardless of who wins the election contest the battle between them will continue.
- The Labor Party is the political wing of the trade union movement.
- They have been given a combined total of £16,000 from the body - a charity wing of the American newspaper giant, which is the parent company of the Evening Press.
- Social democrats from the New Democratic Party consistently opposed the state's development strategy, as did a wing of the Liberal Party.
- Will the Republican party be the political wing of the evangelical movement again in 2008?
- She was also the editor of a prominent, albeit student publication, and a prominent member of the youth wing of a political party.
- It is noteworthy that the New York Times, mouthpiece of the liberal wing of the political establishment, was far less restrained in its reaction.
- Brokers estimate the cost of that ambition will be about $850m even if Chiquita's food processing wing is sold on after completion of the deal.
- The appointment is widely seen as part of a political deal between contending wings of the ruling Peronist Party.
- The strongest party was the political wing of the famous Solidarity trade union which was so important in the fall of European communism.
- Among the many letters of support the library received after the bombing was an apology from Sinn Féin, the political wing of the IRA.
- Does the Minorities Commission - a constitutional body and not a wing of government - not recognise crimes of omission as crimes?
- The former First Lady and current US senator from New York is widely seen as the most prominent standard bearer of what passes for a liberal wing of the Democratic Party.
- So the argument over free trade versus protectionism was debated in parliament by people directly representing different wings of the ruling class.
- Ms Reid was a one time member of the Official Republicans movement and later joined Irish Republican Socialist Party, the political wing of the INLA.
- He demanded to know if Sinn Fein's leadership was hiding behind its youth wing and if not, was it out of control.
(of company)sección femininedepartamento masculine
7(of building)(with masculine article in the singular) ala feminine
- The bedrooms are off a separate wing behind the reception rooms.
- Once the institute has grown to its full capacity, the north wing of the building will house 80 resident researchers from around the world.
- The first floor of the main wing of the building was destroyed and it was believed a chimney at the back of the building may have been left unstable.
- When the elevator doors next opened, it was to a corridor identical to the one Elvis and Lucifel had left behind in the east wing of dormitories.
- I do not deny she was disturbed, and her wish to end up on a secure wing was enough to raise awareness, but when she set fire to the female corridor she was seen as nothing but a troublemaker.
- On the contrary, the main wing of Merrill Hall was burned, including some classrooms and laboratories.
- The long thin office wings enclose two hermetic internal courtyards or patios.
- Along the sixth and seventh floors of the western wing, a glazed corridor extends south beyond the building's edge.
- No wonder the girls were afraid of sleeping on the level above the hospital wing.
- The Zoology Department was located on the west wing of the main building of the Science Faculty.
- She also did a night shift on one of the wings and had to raise the alarm after a prisoner tried to harm herself.
- The Science Museum is planning to display a decomposing body in its adults-only wing.
- To each side of the main hall, the two wings of the plan contain the living room and bedroom number one to the left and the dining room and service rooms to the right.
- The boardwalk guides visitors past another guest cottage and the bedroom wing of the main house.
- The plan of the house has been developed to make a two and three storey L-shaped building with an attenuated wing extending back to the ravine.
- To the east is the administration wing with the main entrance, reception and offices.
- Two new elevators were installed to provide access to the two wings of the building.
- In summer the blinds are closed to cut solar input while the large roof vents are opened to provide a thermal chimneys, cool air being sucked in through the crawl space of the north wing.
- Between the two wings of the PFA building by Tadao Ando is a reflecting pool, perceived as longer than it really is because it is so narrow.
- The Sanctuary's dueling grounds was found at the end of the north wing of the main chamber.
8.1the wings — los bastidores
- Stephano, another servant to the King, enters the stage from the wings carrying a bottle.
- He'd peered back at them from the wings of the stage as he exited.
- A couple of other band members were hidden in the wings ready to help out if James was unable to complete the hymn.
- As Barford points out, the only places where you would get a guaranteed good view is from the wings - or if you are playing John the Baptist.
- He didn't go on stage, though, but sang from the wings while Beesley mimed onstage.
- They were standing in the wings of the stage, warmed up and ready to go on.
- Eve watches Margot from the wings of the stage, and Margot bows to the applause of her audience.
- The theatre goes black, and the red curtains part, and go back towards the wings as the stage lights go up to reveal the lobby of a small hotel.
- He got up from the wings of the stage and walked down the steps that would lead behind the small stage to where the actors took off their makeup.
- She bustled out of the bathroom and headed towards the wings of the stage, where the rest of the choir was waiting.
- He and Clarence were free to use the entire stage back to the wings.
- I had also heard that musical theatre stars only come alive when on stage so I tried to be as dead and grumpy as I could in the wings as I waited to go.
- As he continued to stare at it, he noticed walking from the wings of the stage a giant figure of a man.
- Hedges, like the wings on a stage can make a false end to a garden, thus disguising the real boundary.
- As for Rachel, her friends had sneaked into the wings of the stage to see her perform with the quartet and sing her solo.
- After it has had two run-throughs, we meet Slava in the wings, ready to call our dancers.
- As Omara is helped onto the stage from the wings, her physical frailty is immediately evident.
- Suddenly, who should walk on to the stage through the wings, but Mamta!
- Far below, a young woman of about 17 stood by the wings of the stage, listening to Angela sing.
- She stood in the wings alone, getting ready, but missed the moment altogether and did not appear.
- You get the occasional guy who fails just before wings or at wings and it's a bit of a shame because they're so close.
- A council estate in York can lay claim to its very own Top Gun, as one of its sons gets set to join a parade of graduate pilots to receive their wings.
- Australian Airborne Battle Group wings take on a special flavour when matched with the Malaysian uniform.
- He gained his wings as a sergeant pilot a year later and was commissioned in 1944.
- He was awarded his pilot's wings in 1993 and joined the Hercules fleet in 1995.
- Although he is some way off getting his pilot's wings, Jamie has already set his sights on being a fighter pilot.
- After entering the U.S. Air Force, Aldrin earned his pilot wings in 1952.
- Last month my son Ted won his wings at Randolph Field.
- Mr Thomas, who was a pilot in World War II, visited the base to be presented with new Royal Australian Air Force wings.
- Each pilot's name was embroidered above their wings on the left chest.
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1to wing it — arreglárselas sobre la marcha
2(wound)(bird) herir en el alathe bullet only winged him — la bala apenas le rozó el brazo/hombro
- The act of twisting around made her shot aimed at Hydrogen Guy go wild, winging Ulysses J. Kramer's monument.
- Before she could be felled or winged by any stray shots, he crept forward to grab her arm and pull her to safety.
- Rod winged another in the leg and he fell to a kneeling position still firing.
- He did some shooting at Gardener in yard but only winged him because Mr Big Star is drinking too much.
- In mid-air, I turn and squeeze off three shots, winging him.
- Whatever that result, he does return to Downing Street still permanently winged by Iraq.
- So whoever was trying to get at Jiang through Jia seems to have only winged the president.
- They could well have calculated that winging Chen was the best way of unleashing a sympathy vote for the Green cause that would yield them an avalanche of cash in lost wagers.
- In a split second Jerome, whose anger had begun to build, flashed out his gun and fired, but Selby dropped to one knee and fired his gun, winging him.
- Chancellor Schroeder is badly winged now and facing a well nigh impossible task to get re-elected.
- One of them managed to get in a lucky shot, winging Renzu in the left arm.
- Oh, sure, you all have seen me wing a couple of people, but I hope that it was only after they'd repeatedly attacked me.
- Two missiles flew out from Nymph's hull and crashed into the oncoming Wraiths, the first had been shattered into pieces while the other had merely been winged.
- The Steps have built an aviary of sorts and have been trying to stock it with any wild birds they can wing with their air rifles.
- Yeah, a 30/30 shell winging past a guy's ear will do that.
- It's a bit like a car, gathering speed, and just winging out of control, starting to slalom on the ice until it explodes.
- The words of his publishers come winging back: ‘He might sound a bit gruff if he's not expecting you, but Harry's lovely.’
- Like, this evening, we were watching a bit of TV when a commercial for the latest volume of Barbra Streisand Greatest Hits had the velvet voice winging through the speakers.
- If you ask me, the question should be turned round and sent, nemesis like, winging in the opposite direction.
- I was playing the radio in the background this morning when Melanie Safka's Look what they done to my song, Ma came winging out of the speakers.
- They resented the invasion of their town and spoke contemptuously of the culture vultures who winged in from London, jumping the taxi queues and packing out restaurants.
- The Christmas Cards featuring Faha Church are now available from Nellie Casey and it is hoped that families will buy lots and send them winging their way around the world.
- While consultation documents on wheelchair strategy have winged back and forth, the creeping paralysis of the National Health Service has gone unabated.
- Freely on offer at 4/1 before the off Rockstown Lad made a nonsense of those odds as he winged out of trap five leaving his rivals floundering in his wake.
- At present the boxes are winging their way to countries such as Belarus, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho.
- And the next, you're an evacuee winging across the country to Somewhere, USA.
- The madcap machines from blockbuster film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are winging and trundling their way to Bradford.
- No, I went home for a while and then found myself about three months later winging back to Broadway again.
- A turnover from James Dalton, back in the thick of things after a long spell out in the cold, sent Dean Hall winging down the left touchline.
- I was on the tube this morning, winging (well, crawling) my way around the circle line towards High Street Kensington.
- A poorly cleared ball fell just outside the box where the waiting Hasney Aljofree simply clattered it on the drop and it winged home.
- Mr Blair himself was taking a personal interest: the Prime Minister's closest aides were copied in to all the memos and documents winging around Whitehall.
- It would appear that text messages had been winging back and forth across the Atlantic and Weggie was under orders to, ‘Give him a big kiss on the lips from me.’
- He was speaking in a curious accent and so fast that the words were winging over my head like a flock of supersonic pheasants above a drunken shooter.
- Today I find myself in the loop for some desperate emails winging between California and Illinois about fire retardant materials and meetings with the Los Angeles Fire Chief.
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