trowel, hand tool with a curved blade used in gardening; vane, one of a set of blades mounted in a circle that rotates with the movement of the wind or water; paddle; palette, flat board used for holding and mixing colors; pallet
rustic, unsophisticated, unrefined; provincial, characteristic of a rural area
(n.) = paddle ; pallet ; pallet ; trowel ; bat. Ex: The stuff was diluted there with water to the appearance and consistency of liquid porridge; it was kept tepid with a small charcoal furnace let into the side of the vat, and it was stirred up occasionally with a paddle. Ex: The production machinery is interlinked by automatic handling devices (such as robots), automatic transfer systems (such as guided pallets) and communication lines. Ex: The most usual tools (which were generally made of brass, set in wooden handles like chisels) were simple design units such as lines set on curved rockers (pallets). Ex: Because the shoulder blade resembles the blade of a trowel, the word 'scapula' is thought to have come from the Greek "skaptein" meaning 'to dig'. Ex: Sometimes no matter what your self motivation is, or how hard you try it seems life is beating you with a bat. ---- * barco de vapor con paletas = paddle-steamer. * paleta de colores = palette ; palette of colours. * paleta de cricket = cricket bat. * paleta de guitarra = peghead ; headstock. * paleta del cactus = cactus pad. (n.) = front tooth. Ex: Your canine teeth are the pointy ones next to your front teeth. (n.) = churl ; rube ; hick ; redneck ; hillbilly ; yokel ; country bumpkin ; bumpkin ; hayseed. Ex: Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?. Ex: Good heavens, if American culture isn't about wearing baggy pants, baseball caps and talking like a rube, what is it all about then?. Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'. Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation. Ex: This unique book stands as a testament to the enduring place of the hillbilly in the American imagination. Ex: The prizefighter hit the yokel a hundred times while the yokel held up his arms in stunned surprise. Ex: And she said I wonder how on earth that country bumpkin found his way to town. Ex: Are you such bumpkins that you can't even recognize a French name?. Ex: But, I'm not such a hayseed that I don't know a good thing when I see it. (adj.) = tacky ; tawdry . Ex: There was nothing tacky about the invitation, other that the request that gifts be in the form of cash, of course. Ex: This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.