- 1 (of dust, paint, snow) capa (feminine); (of rock, sediment) capa (feminine), estrato (masculine) her hair was cut in layers llevaba el pelo cortado en or (Spain/España) a capas or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) rebajado the novel has several layers of meaning la novela tiene varias lecturas or interpretacionesMore example sentences
- Like your eyelashes, so blond they were only noticeable when you blinked and the top row met the bottom in a layer of double thickness.
- Depending on various factors, you might need to place a layer of base material on top of the subgrade.
- Once the desired quantity of trees had been installed, a layer of geotextile material was deposited on top to keep contaminants out of the stream.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 (arrange in layers) I had my hair layered me corté el pelo en or (Spain/España) a capas, me rebajé el pelo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) layer the pasta and the sauce in a dish ponga la pasta y la salsa en capas en una fuente
- 2 (propagate) [plant] acodar
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.