- 3 (factory) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) fábrica (feminine) cement works fábrica de cemento printing works imprenta (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) works canteen cantina (feminine) or comedor (masculine) or (Chile) casino (masculine) ([ en el lugar de trabajo ]) works committee comité (masculine) de empresa works outing excursión (feminine) or salida (feminine) con la gente del trabajo
- 4 (mechanism) (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) mecanismo (masculine) to gum up the works [colloquial/familiar] echarlo todo a perder, fastidiarla (especially Spain/especialmente España) [colloquial/familiar], embarrarla (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar] to be in the works estar* en trámite your application is in the works su solicitud está en trámite
- 5 (all) [colloquial/familiar] there were candles, soft music, the works! había velas, música ambiental y toda la historia [colloquial/familiar] to give sb the works (give lavish treatment) tratar a algn a cuerpo de rey (beat up) pegarle* la paliza del siglo a algn [colloquial/familiar], sacarle* la mugre a algn (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar]
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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.