parados


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parados

(ˈpærəˌdɒs)
n
(Fortifications) a bank behind a trench or other fortification, giving protection from being fired on from the rear
[C19: from French, from para-2 + dos back, from Latin dorsum; compare parasol, parapet]
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At first they sought to discover his location in No Man's Land; but when an officer looking over the parapet through a periscope was struck full in the back of the head with a rifle bullet which passed through his skull and fell to the bottom of the trench they realized that it was beyond the parados rather than the parapet that they should search.
Hugging the parados, messengers carried the word in both directions and presently periscopes were leveled above the parados and keen eyes were searching out the traitor.
Mr Eyton-Jones said: "They'll have a fire step where the soldiers stood up to shoot, a parapet at the front and what is called a parados at the back (a mound of earth that was used to thwart bomb blasts from the rear).
A wretched hole within the fire-bay above the level of the water, contrived often in the thickness of the parados, provided the only means of shelter, and a waterproof sheet the covering.
Estos versos ponen de manifiesto el estado de exultacion y union en el poeta al comienzo del ritual: "Ah, que essencialidade de misterio e sentido parados / em divino extase revelador" (75-76).
Los hermanos ARTURO (78) de pelo entrecano y largo, amarrado en una cola de caballo y GUSTAVO (76), muy flaco, calvo de anteojos que le dan un aire intelectual, estan parados en una pose muy similar a la de la foto.
17) But the parados concludes with a poignant account of Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, an action that implicates him in the web of justice.
What Ingegneri attempted to establish in this opening sequence was an external from of ritualized behavior; in short, a sixteenth-century equivalent to the classical parados.
Siendo este el aniversario 60a de la reunion inaugural de la Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Presidente Dowler invito a todos los presentes a levantarse y mantenerse parados si habian asistido a reuniones de aniversarios de decada de SWAN.
Al principio no me gustaba, porque era muy aburrido, eran solo tonterias, uno alli hablando y nosotros alli simplemente parados.
No entanto, tais ativos ficam parados nos seus Balancos Patrimoniais, na forma de creditos tributarios, o que gera um grande custo de oportunidade para as empresas e nos leva a concluir que a legislacao deveria ser revista tendo em vista essas consideracoes, como meio de garantir menores custos associados a projetos de investimento.
A economia advinda desse novo tipo de contratacao depende da manutencao de uma alta produtividade dos veiculos dedicados, evitando que os mesmos rodem vazios ou fiquem muito tempo parados esperando disponibilidade de carga, ou durante os processos de carregamento ou descarga.