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)yarda feminineit'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
- An anti-metric activist yesterday appeared in court charged with stealing road signs which gave distances in metres rather than 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.
- Start thinking in pounds, quarts, gallons, inches, yards and miles.
- 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.
- 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.
- On the half hour mark Brian Pendergast let fly with a right foot shot from twenty yards.
- The course measures 5,293 yards and was designed by Eddie Hackett.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- I read with interest recently about plans to develop a golf course in Wales that will eventually measure over 8000 yards.
- Many are anthropomorphic - the foot, the yard, the cubit, the span - and arise from the dimensions of parts of the human body.
- With fox hunting you have hoards of people following across country on foot, one way or another, for yards or miles.
- He set world records for the 800 metres and 880 yards in the same race at Christchurch and the mile at Cooks Garden, Wanganui.
- I still talk about acres, yards, feet and inches; not forgetting gallons and pints and also hundredweights pounds and ounces.
- Masts and yards continued to be installed for decades, becoming increasingly vestigial, but the die was cast.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Her captain was at the top yard of the main mast, glass to eye.
- They could see Bowles and they waited, bracing themselves against the yard should the two ships collide.
- The Captain motioned with his eyes and his head to the main mast top yard.
- They stood in the foot ropes of the main mast topsail yard.
- The ship also carried standing skysail pales and yards, a half poop, and had as her figurehead a toothy dragon's head.
1.1(of school, prison)patio masculine
- Young arsonists were today blamed for a blaze which ripped through a caravan, nearly destroying a storage yard.
- He had previously used the yard for the purposes of an ambulance business which had ceased to trade in about 1995.
- 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.
- These traders require access to their stores and yards to run their businesses.
- That option is likely to suit businesses such as Benchmark which require large storage yards.
- Sixty new buildings and skyscrapers costing over $700 million shot up on former rail yards and warehouse areas.
- You can substitute materials lying around your yard.
- Their recreation area is a yard, measuring 45 feet by 20, with a steel mesh covering on top.
- Provision of adequate storage yards at metro stations.
- 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.
- There have been six major fires at fridge storage yards in the region - the latest in October at the yard in Stock Lane, Chadderton.
- It's a suburb choked with car yards and petrol stations, but everything was either closed or cap-less.
- Five or six trips to the dump yard on the far lands and I stopped for something to eat.
- 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.
- You'd ride over a rise and into a storage yard full of pipe and conduit.
- Montague says they are doing everything they can do to control the beetles, and that includes implementing preventative measures at the mill yard.
- Just north of the Metrorail transfer station we passed Amtrak's yards and Miami area station on the left.
- My father has a little family business, a scrap-metal business with a yard and lorry.
- As well, Greenpeace and the ITF are jointly campaigning against the pollution and exploitation at the world's ship wrecking yards.
- I went by a yacht yard beside the highway every day and one day stopped in and began admiring a Compac yacht.
- Sister ship HMS Enterprise is currently undergoing construction at the same yard, and is due to enter service next year.
- Prosecuting counsel Amy Nicholson told the court that on January 23 the police searched the yard of a business run by Murphy and Sanderson.
- It is understood that a considerable amount of waste material lies under the yard at the site, pictured above.
1.2(of house)patio masculine Britishmasculine jardín US
- His house was large, though not overly so, and beautiful, the lawn perfectly manicured and flowers growing in perfect little gardens in the yard.
- Since it's my tree, can I trim the branches even though they hang over onto his yard?
- 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.
- A malnourished kitten has been hanging around my yard and alley lately.
- I want to start a vinyard, and an organic garden in my yard, because I've got a couple of acres…
- Most of us consider our yards and gardens an extension of our homes, and we look for sanctuary and privacy there.
- I thought I wouldn't care so much, but I'd like to garden and have a yard just to stand in the grass.
- So, you have decided to plant rose bushes in your yard or on your patio, porch or balcony.
- You'd get to know them, and pretty soon we were just like anybody else hanging out in the 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.
- Or brick can form a subtle, natural path through your yard, linking patio and gardens.
- Our neighbors had a guava tree with branches that hung over into our 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.
- 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.
- You may even find some that prove more useful in the yard and garden than in your kitchen.
- If you've got a problem with mosquitoes, you can also place a few citronella candles around the yard or patio.
- I used a large tree in my yard as the main brace, and worked around that.
- Well, you see, though Thomas needed the money and was willing to work for it, his work in her yard and gardens were terrible.
- Kim and her family moved to this house in 1991, and Kim immediately began to renovate the neglected yard.
- Everyone else was going to take down the giant sunflowers and dead tomato plants in my garden and get the yard ready for winter.
- 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.
2(workplace)almacén masculinedepósito masculineboatyard — astillero masculine
- goods yard, freight yard — depósito
- shipyard — astillero
3the Yard — Scotland Yard feminine
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