(n.) = finger food. Ex: The building has two levels, the first being a café where people can sit and hang out with some finger food whereas the upper storey is a music studio. (n.) = cover ; lid ; flap ; board ; top ; housing cover. Nota: Generalmente de mecanismos. Ex: Thus, for instance, a title statement will be extracted from a title page, and not from the cover or the spine. Ex: The casting-box for flong moulds was a flat iron case like a portfolio with one hinged lid. Ex: This article argues that box designs for small books have 3 shortcomings: their corners tend to gape; strings, buttons and other fixing arrangements clutter the outside of the box; and the box flaps are too soft causing it to be pushed out of alignment. Ex: A covering material of fast, even colour, was eventually produced that was impervious to the adhesive with which it was stuck to the boards. Ex: Documents should be kept in acid free boxes with loose fitting tops on shelves preferably made from baked enamel steel. Ex: A spoken dialogue between the system and the trainee would proceed as follows: System 'Try to assemble the air compressor' Trainee : 'How?' System: 'Install pump, install pump brace, install pulley, install belt housing cover. ---- * edición en tapa = hardback ; hardbound ; hardcover. * edición en tapas duras = hardback ; hardcover. * encuadernado en tapa = hardbound ; cased. * fabricación de tapas = casemaking [case-making]. * libro encuadernado en tapa = hard book cover ; hardback cover ; hardback book. * máquina de fabricar tapas = casemaking machine. * quitar la tapa = uncap. * tapa anterior = front cover. * tapa de alcantarilla = manhole cover. * tapa de frasco = jar lid. * tapa del inodoro = toilet lid ; loo lid. * tapa del lector de CDROM = drive door. * tapa del váter = toilet lid ; loo lid. * tapa de registro = manhole cover. * tapa de tarro = jar lid. * volarle la tapa de los sesos a Alguien = blow + Posesivo + head off. (n.) = appetiser [appetizer, -USA] ; snack ; tapa ; snack food ; snack meal. Ex: To begin with, both methods are appetizers since they stimulate a desire to read for oneself what one has heard told = Para empezar, ambos métodos sirven de aperitivo puesto que estimulan el deseo de leer por uno mismo lo que hemos oído contar. Ex: Many receptions this year will serve sufficient snacks and hors d'oeuvres, so you may not have to plan to have a meal afterwards. Ex: A watering hole in Spain is serving up free beer and tapas to recession-weary customers who insult its bartenders as a way to let off steam. Ex: First developed in the seventh century, pretzels have been called one of the world's oldest snack food. Ex: Welsh rarebit is a great snack meal which can be prepared and cooked in less tham 15 minutes. ---- * tapas = finger food. (v.) = whitewash ; cover up ; screen ; blot out ; pug ; enshroud ; seal ; screen from + view ; shield from + view ; hide from + view. Ex: A number of volumes whitewashing this fascist wartime state were published in 2001. Ex: The grating was used to cover up dryer and toilet vents on the side of the building. Ex: During the war, all of the light fittings on the bridge were screened as a blackout measure. Ex: Las Vegas was once notorious for loose morals, fast living and financial transactions murky enough to blot out the desert sun. Ex: He fixed the leaky faucet by pugging it with a cork, hammering it in with a mallet, wrapping it up with electrical tape, and leaving it to increase in water pressure until the pipe exploded . Ex: Come, sweet slumber, enshroud me in thy purple cloak. Ex: A spider web of metal, sealed in a thin glass container, a wire heated to brilliant glow, in short, the thermionic tube of radio sets is made by the hundred million, tossed about in packages, plugged into sockets -- and it works!. Ex: Pool equipment must be screened from view with landscaping or walls that match the color and finish of the house. Ex: The idea that nursing mothers need to be 'shielded from view' may strike breastfeeding advocates as unnecessarily modest. Ex: Cigarettes and other tobacco products will now have to be hidden from view in all large shops and supermarkets in England. ---- * sin tapar = uncovered. * tapar grietas = caulk + cracks ; chink. * tapar la vista = block + the view ; obscure + the view. * tapar rendijas = caulk + cracks ; chink. * taparse = gunge up ; gunk up.