In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1femenino telamasculino géneromasculino tejidomasculino pañoa lovely piece of cloth — una tela preciosa
- In modern times, cotton cloth has come to replace cowskins as a means of draping the body.
- Now the floor was carpeted, with a long woven length of cloth that was blood red.
- The men also raised cotton and wove it into cloth, robes, blankets, and textiles.
- When woollen cloth was woven on a handloom the nap had to be combed in order to raise it.
- Every young girl was supposed to be able to weave cloth and do elaborate embroidery.
- Silk fabrics were not, like cotton cloth, the normal wear of the labouring classes.
- Downstairs were the looms and the spinning wheels, the floor covered in scraps of cloth and piles of wool.
- With a staff of 18, the factory works round the clock, turning out around 10,000 metres of wool cloth a week.
- The shops of the artisans, the merchants, and especially weavers of cotton cloth are very numerous.
- English wool and cloth were exported for profit, and French wine imported for pleasure.
- Handwoven cotton cloth is sewn into wraps for women and tunics for men, as well as into blankets.
- Raw flax and wool was spun into yarn, this was then dyed or bleached, woven into cloth and then cut and sewn into the garments their families needed.
- They weave cotton into strips of cloth, which are then sewn together, forming a length of fabric.
- The jacket is manufactured from wool and has khaki cloth patches on the elbows.
- The Englishman proceeds to pull out two cloth bank bags, seemingly full of money.
- A closer examination revealed layers of cloth, meticulously woven together to catch the eye.
- Villagers then filtered out the sediment by pouring the water through tightly woven cloth.
- The other main form of visual art is silk and cotton woven cloth with elaborate and subtle patterns and colors.
- She lifted the velvet cloth and the fabric slipped between her fingers, brushing against her bare fingers.
- The lungi is a piece of cotton cloth, usually checkered, that is wrapped around the waist.
- And over his shoulder were draped strips of various types of cloth and fabric.
1.2(rag, duster)trapo masculinodishcloth — fregón masculino Río de la Plata
- The nurse took a wet cloth and began to clean the blood from around his leg.
- Tweed cushioning lines the seats and the tables are covered with starched white cloths.
- Invert a large saucepan over the saucepan, lightly rub with oil, and wipe clean with a cloth.
- Wipe down brass with this cloth and then buff it dry with a soft, cotton cloth.
- Wipe the apples with a clean cloth and push a wooden stick through the base of each.
- As each loaf comes out of the oven, wrap it in a clean cloth or towel to keep it soft until the baking process is complete.
- Oh, and she told me I don't have to bother buying cloths for cleaning the toilet anymore…
- Holding a damp cloth in one hand she gently cleaned the injured man's wounds.
- Use separate cloths and buckets when cleaning the floor.
- Apply thinly, in a circular motion, and polish dry at once with a clean cloth.
- She directed me to a wicker chair placed in front of a round bamboo table covered by a red velvet cloth.
- Beside him there was a gleaming glass and the white cloth he'd been cleaning it with.
- Gradually, the women faded away as they left for lunch, and Elizabeth set up her and Jack's own meal on a red gingham cloth.
- Keep a clean cloth handy to wipe off any drips or overspray that may get onto the tracks.
- To stop the bleeding, press firmly but gently on the cut with a clean cloth, tissue, or piece of gauze.
- To use, apply a small amount to your wood furniture with a soft cotton cloth and rub it in gently.
- The young woman took a clean cloth from a small pile of linen and dipped it into the grimy water.
- I went to the kitchen and poured warm water on a clean cloth.
- She moved to a sitting position, stretching her aching back and neck, before wiping her sweaty face with a damp cloth.
- If there is any dust on the fan blades, carefully clean it using a slightly damp cloth and cotton wool ear buds.
2Religiónthe cloth — el clero
- At one time in my life, I respected a man of the cloth, but now I've seen the light.
- A man of the cloth commands respect. It is assumed that a man of god is somehow better than the rest of us.
- That figures of the cloth have been associated with prosecutorial misconduct and the passions of the mob is one of this case's many ironies.
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