(n.) = coat ; coating ; layer ; film ; veneer. Ex: We will not accomplish that by being timid or by giving our profession a fresh coat of paint. Ex: A thesaurus might advise the searcher that the following alternative terms might prove fruitful: coating and other more specific terms, e.g. Printing works. Ex: While the layer of pulp was on this wire, the water drained away and the wire was given a sideways shake. Ex: The water of the stuff poured into the middle of the cylinder through its wire-mesh cover, and was immediately pumped out from one end leaving a film of fibres on the surface. Ex: Sexism is typically rationalized by & masked beneath an intellectual veneer. ---- * aplicar una capa base = prime. * aplicar una capa de imprimación = prime. * capa atmosférica = atmospheric layer. * capa corta = caplet. * capa de = carpet of. * capa de espuma sucia = scum. * capa de hielo = ice sheet ; sheet of ice. * capa de la atmósfera = atmospheric layer. * capa de mielina = myelin sheath. * capa de ozono = ozone layer. * capa de pintura = coat of paint. * capa social más distinguida, la = crust, the. * capa unimolecular = monolayer. * capa vegetal = topsoil. * cubierto de una capa espumosa = scummy . * defender a capa y espada = fight + tooth and nail to defend. * multicapa = multiwall. * por capas = multilayered [multi-layered/multi layered] ; multilayer ; layered ; tiered. * una capa fina de = a skim of. (n.) = canopy ; cape. Ex: 'Well, it's just that,' he said under a crawling canopy of smoke, trying to arrange himself easily on the hard chair. Ex: In real life, when I meet people wearing capes, they invariably trip on them. ---- * de capa caída = at a low ebb ; in (the) doldrums. * de capa y espada = cloak-and-dagger ; swashbuckling. * en forma de capa = cape-like. * estar de capa caída = be in the doldrums. * héroe de capa y espada = swashbuckler. * parecido a una capa = cape-like. (v.) = castrate ; neuter ; sterilise [sterilize, -USA] ; wether ; emasculate ; geld. Ex: Seven control and seven treated animals were castrated 56 days after the start of the experiment and the testes were examined histologically. Ex: There are those, not usually librarians, who believe the library is so neutral as to be neutered, whereas others see it as not neutral enough. Ex: Rwanda denies plan to forcibly sterilise people with learning difficulties. Ex: Breeders with limited amounts of pasturage may find it necessary to wether the male kids in order prevent them from breeding the female goats. Ex: So anything that curtails a man's freedom emasculates him. Ex: John mules must be gelded or they will act and breed like a stallion.