In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1capa femeninounder a cloak of secrecy — bajo un manto / un velo de secreto
- under the cloak of respectability — bajo una capa de respetabilidad
- Under the cloak of darkness, they can slip into a cocoon of overhanging foliage.
- He did testify about the cloak of secrecy regarding the health of justices, but not about his own condition.
- They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity plenty of harsh words are being uttered.
- And we would also see trivial or mischievous claims being pursued, under the cloak of anonymity.
- The result is that error cannot be acknowledged and must thus be hidden under the cloak of the papal claim.
- He was playing to their lusts and desires, disguised in a cloak of religion.
- A government espousing this view wraps the cloak of secrecy around itself.
- Upon returning from any expedition, pochteca always enter the city under the cloak of darkness.
- The book concludes with a riveting chapter on terrorism under the cloak of other religions.
- None of this explains the cloak of secrecy the FBI has thrown over the whole affair.
- If the cloak of secrecy is ever lifted from this dirty affair, there are some obvious questions.
- They wished to hide behind the cloak of something invisible, to conceal the vacuity of their tall stories.
- By opening up the doors it will help us to hold ministers to account, and make it more difficult for them to hide behind the cloak of secrecy.
- It was a land of nothing, a land hidden behind cloaks of mist, and where noise was but a wisp of a dream that flitted through the mind.
- If you are telling me we are hiding under the cloak of Parliament, you are telling me that we should have no laws.
- The cloak of secrecy that is being thrown around the military and intelligence offensive is another related cause for worry.
- A value-judgement is therefore implicit in the use of this method, though disguised under a cloak of objectivity.
- There are people who take action and people who stay hidden behind a cloak of anonymity.
- They wait for the new moon and then, under the cloak of darkness, they cross the ‘wall of mouths’ to settle on a reef.
- No, they are not animals, they are evil demons who hide under the cloak of kindness and normality while they hatch their plots.
1(purpose/activities) encubrirto be cloaked in sth — estar envuelto en algo
- the city was cloaked in darkness — la ciudad estaba envuelta en un manto de oscuridad
- the whole affair was cloaked in secrecy — todo el asunto estuvo rodeado de un velo / un manto de secreto
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