(n.) = handyman [handymen, pl.] ; diy'er ; jack of all trades ; factotum. Ex: The impact of television series' and home improvement stores is in the process of transforming a solid handyman niche market into a publishing and bookselling bonanza in the US. Ex: Besides MP3 and streaming audio, the raw transfers are also available for diy'ers to try their own hand at audio restoration. Ex: Jacks of all trades are curious by nature: they try to see things through the eyes of others and are only limited by their own ability. Ex: Quietly spoken, introverted Henry, the main character, tries to get casual jobs (anything, like a factotum) around Los Angeles. ---- * con inclinaciones de manitas = arty-crafty ; artsy-craftsy ; craft(s)y. * ser un manitas con = be a dab hand at. (n.) = blanket. Ex: A bottle containing blanket wash solvent is incorporated in the machine and the process is activated by depressing and holding a lever. ---- * a mantas = by the bucketful ; by the bucketload ; by the shipload ; by the ton ; in shiploads ; in vast quantities ; in large quantities. * liarse la manta a la cabeza = jump in + head-first ; jump in at + the deep end ; throw + caution to the wind. * llover a mantas = hammer + it down with rain ; teem with + rain ; lash + it down with rain ; piss + it down with rain ; chuck + it down with rain ; pelt + (it down) with rain ; tip it down with + rain ; rain + cats and dogs ; the heavens + open ; rain + pour down ; pour down ; pour down with + rain ; the heavens + let loose ; pelt it down ; be pissing it down (with rain). * llover a mares = be bucketing it down. * manta de agua = downpour ; rainstorm ; pelting rain ; soaking rain. * manta de emergencia = first-aid blanket ; space blanket ; emergency blanket ; Mylar blanket ; thermal blanket ; all-weather blanket. * manta de pelo = hair coat. * manta de supervivencia = first-aid blanket ; space blanket ; emergency blanket ; Mylar blanket ; thermal blanket ; all-weather blanket. * manta eléctrica = electric blanket. * manta isotérmica = space blanket ; first-aid blanket ; emergency blanket ; Mylar blanket ; thermal blanket ; all-weather blanket. * tirar de la manta = let + the cat out of the bag ; blow + the gaff ; spill + the beans. (n.) = ray ; manta ray ; manta. Ex: The next day I spent a couple hours in the shallows and watched puffers and rays. Ex: Despite their size, manta rays are usually graceful and tend to be tolerant with divers. Ex: Remoras are frequently seen with mantas, staying near the manta's mouth (even inside the gill cavities). ---- * pez manta = ray ; manta ray ; manta.