grindstone
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grindstone
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (machine for sharperning)
a. la muela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sparks flew from the grindstone as Diego sharpened the ax.Las chispas salían disparadas de muela mientras Diego afilaba el hacha.
b. la piedra de afilar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
When you pull on the crank, the grindstone goes round and round.Cuando tiras de la manivela, la piedra de afilar se pone a girar.
2. (machine for milling)
a. la piedra de molino
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The motion of the water turns this wheel, which turns the grindstone.El movimiento del agua gira esta rueda, que gira la piedra de molino.
b. la rueda de molino
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The old mule spends all day moving the grindstone round and round.La vieja mula pasa todo el día haciendo girar la rueda de molino.
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grindstone
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la muela f, piedra de afilar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
to keep one's nose to the grindstonetrabajar como un negro
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grindstone [ˈɡraɪndstəʊn]
noun
muela (f)
to keep one's nose to the grindstone batir el yunque
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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