In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Impenitents - heretics burned at the stake during autos-da-fé - wore black san benitos decorated with devils and flames.
- They are then dressed in the traditional garb for heretics punished in an auto-da-fé.
- The recent autos-da-fé, however, should serve as reminders of the region's turbulent past and warnings of a possible return to violence and instability in the near future.
- Putting down his tray, he let out a series of strangulated, guttural screams and jerked his arms in a chilling imitation of an auto-da-fé.
- Pangloss explains that he wasn't burned as was customary at an auto-da-fé because of the rain.
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