- 1 1.1 (metal) lead soldado de plomo tin soldier 1.2 [argot/slang] (balas) lead [slang/argot] le llenaron el cuerpo de plomo they filled him with lead [slang/argot] ser más pesado que el plomo [familiar/colloquial], (ser latoso) to be a real pain in the neck [colloquial/familiar] (ser aburrido) to be deadly boring [colloquial/familiar], to be a real bore [colloquial/familiar], to be lethally boring o lethal (AmE) [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (persona, cosa pesada) este libro/profesor es un plomo this book/teacher is deadly boring [colloquial/familiar], this book/teacher is lethal (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , this book/teacher is deadly (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué plomo! what a drag o pain! [colloquial/familiar], what a bummer! [slang/argot]
- 3 3.1 (plomada) plumb line tiene que estar a plomo it has to be plumb o exactly vertical caer a plomo [tela/cortina] to hang straight el sol caía a plomo sobre la ciudad the sun was overhead beating down on the city 3.2 (para cortinas) weight 3.3 (en pesca) weight
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.