- lime ahogar or apagar la cal to slake lime a la cal (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) , una pared pintada a la cal a whitewashed wall cerrar algo a cal y canto to close sth firmly o/or tight de cal y canto (de piedra) stone (delante del nombre/before noun) (sólido) firm, strong [convicción] firm una de cal y otra de arena (España/Spain) something nice followed by something less pleasant tienes que aceptar que aquí te dan una de cal y otra de arena you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth here
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.