In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(measure)feminine yardait's 100 yards down the road — está a unos 100 metros de aquí
- (in UK) yard of ale — recipiente esférico de cuello largo que se utiliza en concursos de beber cerveza
- With fox hunting you have hoards of people following across country on foot, one way or another, for yards or miles.
- On the half hour mark Brian Pendergast let fly with a right foot shot from twenty yards.
- His second, nine minutes later, was a rasping left foot drive from twenty five yards which hit the stanchion as the Castleton keeper stood mesmerised.
- Start thinking in pounds, quarts, gallons, inches, yards and miles.
- Weeks of learning 12 inches to one foot, three feet to a yard, 22 yards to a chain and however many chains to a mile - with rods, poles and perches somewhere in between.
- In the imperial system, 36 inches are 1 yard and 1760 yards are 1 mile.
- The next three runnings were over one mile six furlongs and 12 yards.
- Thirteen under par may have paled in comparison with the exploits of Tiger Woods and a number of others but it is still a decent score on a golf course measuring 7,246 yards.
- An anti-metric activist yesterday appeared in court charged with stealing road signs which gave distances in metres rather than yards.
- Many are anthropomorphic - the foot, the yard, the cubit, the span - and arise from the dimensions of parts of the human body.
- He set world records for the 800 metres and 880 yards in the same race at Christchurch and the mile at Cooks Garden, Wanganui.
- Vivian Foley crossed to Ger Foley and his twenty yards shot hit the crossbar but fell to the feet of Gary Doyle who scored the opening goal.
- I read with interest recently about plans to develop a golf course in Wales that will eventually measure over 8000 yards.
- He could tell us the speed of the train and how many miles / yards / feet we had until the next state line or anywhere else.
- I still talk about acres, yards, feet and inches; not forgetting gallons and pints and also hundredweights pounds and ounces.
- How many inches equal a yard is not something subject to daily fluctuations on the free or any other market.
- One meter is equivalent to 1.09 yards and one inch is equivalent to 2.54 centimeters.
- The course measures 5,293 yards and was designed by Eddie Hackett.
- It has a 7,653 yard range and its warhead consists of a tandem-shaped charge to penetrate reactive armour.
- I headed the ball back inside and eventually the ball ended up at my feet 20 yards from goal and I just hit it.
- They could see Bowles and they waited, bracing themselves against the yard should the two ships collide.
- To have the ship's company clearly visible on deck, or in the days of sail, aloft on the yards, meant that the guns were not manned.
- About 170 lines control the sails and yards, so every member of the crew must be familiar with these operations and functions.
- The argument is that a three-masted ship had three yards on each mast for the square sails, making nine in all.
- Her captain was at the top yard of the main mast, glass to eye.
- They stood in the foot ropes of the main mast topsail yard.
- Masts and yards continued to be installed for decades, becoming increasingly vestigial, but the die was cast.
- The Captain motioned with his eyes and his head to the main mast top yard.
- The ship also carried standing skysail pales and yards, a half poop, and had as her figurehead a toothy dragon's head.
- He moves one of the sails so that the yard catches Will and swings him out over the sea. Now, as long as you're just hanging there, pay attention.
1.1(of school, prison)patio masculine
- I went by a yacht yard beside the highway every day and one day stopped in and began admiring a Compac yacht.
- But, unknown to her owner, for the past three weeks Tiny has been wandering into the yard at Clacton police station looking for food and attention.
- Sister ship HMS Enterprise is currently undergoing construction at the same yard, and is due to enter service next year.
- Young arsonists were today blamed for a blaze which ripped through a caravan, nearly destroying a storage yard.
- That option is likely to suit businesses such as Benchmark which require large storage yards.
- You can substitute materials lying around your yard.
- He had previously used the yard for the purposes of an ambulance business which had ceased to trade in about 1995.
- My father has a little family business, a scrap-metal business with a yard and lorry.
- Just north of the Metrorail transfer station we passed Amtrak's yards and Miami area station on the left.
- Montague says they are doing everything they can do to control the beetles, and that includes implementing preventative measures at the mill yard.
- The gang loaded the bikes which all had keys in the ignition on to a trailer belonging to garage owner Rhett Fisher, who leases part of his yard to the business.
- Prosecuting counsel Amy Nicholson told the court that on January 23 the police searched the yard of a business run by Murphy and Sanderson.
- These traders require access to their stores and yards to run their businesses.
- It's a suburb choked with car yards and petrol stations, but everything was either closed or cap-less.
- Their recreation area is a yard, measuring 45 feet by 20, with a steel mesh covering on top.
- Twenty interns in six unions worked on campaigns including in call centres, furniture factories, transport yards, hospitals and hotels.
- The area which used to be the service yard for Tesco would be transformed into a riverside arena, resembling an amphitheatre.
- Provision of adequate storage yards at metro stations.
- You'd ride over a rise and into a storage yard full of pipe and conduit.
- There have been six major fires at fridge storage yards in the region - the latest in October at the yard in Stock Lane, Chadderton.
- Sixty new buildings and skyscrapers costing over $700 million shot up on former rail yards and warehouse areas.
- As well, Greenpeace and the ITF are jointly campaigning against the pollution and exploitation at the world's ship wrecking yards.
- It is understood that a considerable amount of waste material lies under the yard at the site, pictured above.
- Five or six trips to the dump yard on the far lands and I stopped for something to eat.
1.2(of house)patio masculine Britishmasculine jardín US
- If you've got a problem with mosquitoes, you can also place a few citronella candles around the yard or patio.
- We have the occasional sighting of a bluejay or a cardinal, but that doesn't make up for the lower class of birds who hang out in my yard.
- Maybe it's the neighbor to the south who has the beautiful yard with the beautiful garden with the perfect fountain and the elegant rock formation.
- I want to start a vinyard, and an organic garden in my yard, because I've got a couple of acres…
- I used a large tree in my yard as the main brace, and worked around that.
- She scuttled over the window and ran out the yard sailing over the chain link fence and jumping into the car as it drove away.
- You may even find some that prove more useful in the yard and garden than in your kitchen.
- Most of us consider our yards and gardens an extension of our homes, and we look for sanctuary and privacy there.
- Or brick can form a subtle, natural path through your yard, linking patio and gardens.
- So, you have decided to plant rose bushes in your yard or on your patio, porch or balcony.
- Since it's my tree, can I trim the branches even though they hang over onto his yard?
- Our neighbors had a guava tree with branches that hung over into our yard.
- I thought I wouldn't care so much, but I'd like to garden and have a yard just to stand in the grass.
- Everyone else was going to take down the giant sunflowers and dead tomato plants in my garden and get the yard ready for winter.
- His house was large, though not overly so, and beautiful, the lawn perfectly manicured and flowers growing in perfect little gardens in the yard.
- While most of us are preparing our yards and gardens for the cooler weather, many in the warmer regions are still enjoying the fruits of their labor.
- Well, you see, though Thomas needed the money and was willing to work for it, his work in her yard and gardens were terrible.
- You'd get to know them, and pretty soon we were just like anybody else hanging out in the yard.
- Kim and her family moved to this house in 1991, and Kim immediately began to renovate the neglected yard.
- These signs grace the three nearest places I can get food, as well as the nearest computer store, and the yards of three of my nearby neighbors.
- A malnourished kitten has been hanging around my yard and alley lately.
2(workplace)almacén masculinedepósito masculineboatyard — astillero masculine
- goods yard, freight yard — almacén
- shipyard — astillero
3the Yard — Scotland Yard feminine
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