In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(metal strand)alambre masculinewire fence — alambrado masculine Latin America
- wire netting — tejido metálico
- He vaulted the thin wire fence and ran along the railway line.
- Most grain elevators have thin wire cables to check the temperature of the grain inside.
- Joining the disks are thin wire strands, painted yellow and orange, that zigzag across the front.
- Do not use thin wire, metal or plastic strapping, or other material that could seriously cut you if you fell against it hard enough.
- Glass beads on Maasai necklaces are strung onto thin commercial wire.
- Wrap flexible but sturdy wire around one stake, up to the top of the post and staple it there.
- Many acupuncturists will use needles so fine they are like very thin wire, and are usually completely painless when inserted.
- The earliest chronographs used vacuum tubes for timing and a thin copper wire to start and stop.
- They claimed that vast quantities of gold and silver thread and wire for making lace were being regularly imported into Ireland.
- The twist ties were made of thin metal wire with a paper covering, and they rusted through after a few weeks.
- For a temporary installation, use thin wire or a pretty ribbon to hang the frame from a nail tacked discreetly above the mirror.
- Others were woven with thin copper wire, creating a seductively shiny and semisolid surface.
- As you place the sheet moss against the wire frame, attach it with thin wire, stitching the moss onto the frame with a traditional basting stitch.
- But ancient cultures were the first to realize the creative potential of wire as artists turned thin gold threads into jewelry.
- Taylor suggested hanging fine wire nets or fishing line above the ground to confuse the geese but not hurt them.
- The finished aluminum coil may weigh only half as much as the equivalent copper wire coil.
- Gates invited local cattlemen to test their wildest longhorns against his new fencing material, crafted of nothing more than thin wire and metal barbs.
- Having very thin wire needles pushed into your skin and twiddled is a very bizarre experience.
- He had an unruly mess of light brown hair and dark chocolate brown eyes hidden behind thin golden wire glasses.
- Outside on the plaza lay piles of granite still to be put in place, pallets stacked up on the grass, and more rolls of copper wire yet to be slotted in to place.
1.2(fencing, mesh)alambrada femininealambrado masculine Latin America
- Abnormal cells are cut out using a heated wire with an electrical current running through it.
- Also, a wire that has a current flowing through it, may heat-up and cause the temperature to rise sufficiently to ignite materials.
- The very small particles stream through wires and circuits creating currents of electricity.
- Objecting to unsightly overhead wires to provide electric current, most British systems did not adopt electric traction until after 1900.
- Replacement of all old electric wires, poles and transformers to ensure a proper distribution of power to consumers had been ordered.
- As the magnetic storm raged through the night, huge geomagnetically induced currents surged through the wires and cables.
- Because they are so long and carry so much current, the wires store huge amounts of power in the electric and magnetic fields that surround them.
- Think of the analogy of an electric wire carrying more electricity than its diameter can safely carry.
- Research is also being carried out in England into the possible use of tasers, which fire darts connected to a wire that carries an electrical current powerful enough to incapacitate the target.
- Do wires degenerate when electric current is passed through them?
- Accordingly the current remained in the wires throughout the circuit so long as the main switch was on.
- But I was wrong in my assumption, as there was no signs of wires bringing current to the house.
- Much as current flows through a wire, these impulses, known as action potentials, travel down the axon from its origin near the cell body to its terminal.
- In 1802, Davy showed that artificial light was produced by passing electrical current through a platinum wire.
- And, like fuses, they're basically lengths of wire designed to carry a certain number of amps.
- To demonstrate the first of these behaviors, hold a magnetic compass near a wire conducting a DC current.
- In the simplest case, the wires carrying the electrical signals are used to form an electromagnet which attracts and releases a metal diaphragm.
- He showed that a magnet could induce an electrical current in a wire.
- Iron creates the magnetic field and copper wires carry away the current generated.
- The barbs are at the end of electrical wires carrying 50,000 volts.
1.3US (finishing line)the wire — la línea de llegada
2.1Telecommunications Electricitycable masculinebare wires — cables pelados
- before noun wire strippers — pinzas de corte
- Today, of course, we are no longer tethered to telegraph or telephone wires for conversation.
- I frequently went down to the C&O Coloma depot, and spent time there listening in on the wire with agent Baker.
2.2informal (telegram)telegrama masculine
2.3US informal (teletype machine)teletipo masculinehot off the wire — de última hora
1.1to be wired to sth — estar conectado a algo
- these homes are wired for cable TV — estas viviendas tienen instalación de televisión por cable
- the plug has been wrongly wired — han conectado mal los cables del enchufe
- An alternative solution is a system that has a beeper / LED lights mounted in the C pillar (alongside the rear windscreen) wired up to the sensors.
- Kelvingrove was one of the first public buildings to be wired for electricity, and many of the original cables remain.
- Matt took off down the corridors again, Mike in pursuit, heading for the balcony that would lead down to where the bombs had been wired up.
- Andros is a quiet backwater of the Bahamas which sits on the precipitous edge of the Tongue of the Ocean - a vast chasm of water which is wired up with sensors and monitors to allow trials to be recorded and analysed in detail.
- Electricians then wired the fiber to the company's office suite.
- All the houses in Brampton Bierlow, near Rotherham, will be wired up to the net via the latest TV set-top box, as part of a £10m national campaign.
- The polygraph, where you're - as you're aware, you have to be wired up to and it measures blood pressure, and heart rate and pulse and so on and so forth.
- Wooden decking runs around the back and side of the house and there is a large detached garage which is wired for electricity and includes a shower room.
- Those taking part in this show will be wired up to a small microphone, including the directors, so that everything will be heard during the filming.
- If you start wiring your computer equipment up to your video equipment its not long before everything disappears under a mountain of leads and power cables.
- The granite-walled back garden is 29 feet long and 26 feet wide, and is in lawn with flowerbeds, shrubs and a wooden shed that has been wired for electricity.
- They were wired to remote recorders located in separate rooms.
- There's no point buying several grands' worth of audiophile equipment only to wire it up to cheap speakers.
- Only after a search revealed watches wired to a circuit board did anyone suspect a bomb.
- The patient sat with both feet and arms in saline baths and was wired up to the machine.
- The meeting discussed heating arrangements for the winter months and hope to get the prefab wired up for electricity during the next few weeks.
- We wired up the tents to a generator and wired up all the shops to a switch that goes to another generator in case of power loss.
- Outside the house there is a detached garage with electric shutter and electricity wiring, while a cobbled driveway offers parking for six cars.
- There's also a USB 2.0 port to enable the unit to be wired up to a PC, to which it appears as a generic USB Mass Storage device.
- I installed fifteen LEDs with resistors - they are all wired up on an extra USB port in the keyboard.
- The flash trigger is wired to the shutter mechanism.
- If wiring the wine cellar for an Internet connection seems like overkill, consider the possibilities for the pampered homeowner.
- All the other rooms were lit by candles and kerosene, seeing as their building had not been wired with electricity yet.
- A pathway leads to a workshop/utility room which is wired for electricity and plumbed for a washing machine.
- The informer, who is wired up, is told by one of the News of the World team hidden in a nearby van to move aside so that the paper's photographer can get a clear view of the ‘gang’ to take a picture.
- However, far from being asleep, Seamus felt fully awake and annoyed at being wired up like an appliance.
- The first time that I realised I wanted to be an electronics engineer was when I rather foolishly wired up more than a few lightbulbs into a single plug with a three amp fuse and nearly blew a wall out of my parents' house.
- Although he has been told he would be unlikely to win a patent for wiring a vintage receiver to a handphone, he thinks he can turn it into a design-driven business.
- We were told that we would be wired up with a mic and put in front of the camera and hit with a few questions.
- Thirty years ago, in the midst of a double-barrelled open-heart surgery, I suffered a complete heart block and was wired up to an external pacemaker.
- During the operation, the most technical performed on a child of her age, Beth was wired up to a by-pass machine to keep her damaged heart beating, while the artery was widened to allow more oxygen to reach her heart.
- The machines at our disposal in the Home Ec room began their existence as treadle models that at some point had been wired for electricity.
- Electronic components are then wired on to the device to process information that it senses or to drive the movement of its mechanical parts.
- In a second visit they found cables and a junction box in the loft wired up to bypass the meter.
- We wired a small electric light in parallel with the circuit to the engine heater.
- A dedicated entertainment room has been wired up for surround-sound speakers and other home-cinema goodies.
- Clays wired up the Christmas tree in the dormitory lounge so that the different frequencies of sound activated its red, green, blue and yellow lights.
- It is, essentially, an old phone handset wired up to a standard handphone concealed in his pocket.
1.2informal (telegraph)wire me when you get there — mándame un telegrama cuando llegues
- they wired me the news, they wired the news to me — me comunicaron la noticia por telegrama
- they wired me some money — me mandaron un giro telegráfico
- As soon as the telegraph lines were back up and running she'd wire the Western Rangers, after all this was what they did for a living.
1.3informal (bug)(apartment/room) colocar micrófonos en(apartment/room) esconder micrófonos en
2(fasten)the parts are wired in place — las piezas van sujetas con alambre
- she had her jaws wired (together) — le inmovilizaron las mandíbulas
1(telegraph)mandar un telegrama
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