In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on chair)almohadón masculinocojín masculinobefore noun cushion cover — funda de almohadón / cojín femenino
- Simone collapsed on the exceptionally soft cushions of her sofa.
- He set the computer aside and put his hands behind his back, sinking into the comfortable support of the cushions and allowing the memories to take him back.
- The kitchen door and a cushion from the sitting room were some of the items removed from the house by the forensic team.
- Prior to that, cushions were stuffed with flax, cotton or other padded materials and the result was fairly deadening.
- At evening viewings, comfortable cushions and blankets are placed on the lounge chairs.
- The four climbed into the carriage and made themselves comfortable among the plush cushions and pillows.
- I leaned into the soft cushions of the ratty old furniture as the phone rang.
- She was sitting by the window, where they had put up a makeshift divan with soft cushions and throw pillows, watching the rain fall.
- The guilt subsided as I sank back into the soft new cushions and watched a video by candlelight.
- That night I sat in bed, cloaked in a pure white silken nightgown and sitting upon the layers of bedspreads which made a soft cushion for me.
- The soft cushions were so much more comfortable than the hard bench of the wagon.
- For the eight hours we'd searched, Critter was sleeping on a soft cushion in a corner of their living room.
- Some play stuff for the children, travel pillows, cushions and soft pillows best suited for babies are added attractions.
- He throws his black trench coat over the back of the chair, orders a tea and sinks into the soft cushions.
- It's always nice to place your decorative cushions, soft pillows and even your bed pillows outside on a warm spring day to air out in the breeze.
- I bought it because it had big soft cushions and was very long and deep from front to back so anyone with insomnia could find it a safe haven.
- I lifted my head from the floor, clambering over the sofa, hauling myself onto the soft cushions.
- The setting is conducive to cuddling up in the soft cushions and really making yourself at home.
- But over the last year or so, she has also taken to making her own soft furnishings - cushions, curtains and covers - using top-quality materials.
- Then there were a few old sofa cushions added to the pile.
2(padding)colchón masculinoa cushion of air — un colchón de aire
- a cushion against inflation — una protección contra la inflación
3(in billiards, pool)baranda femeninobanda femenino
- Rather than roll to the five remaining reds, and therefore almost certainly leave one on, White twice attempted to hit them off the side cushion.
- But the new player, having to cut the black back to a blind corner pocket with the cue-ball close to the side cushion, over-cut it and left his player a simple chance.
- Each shot must always hit the lowest numbered ball on the table first and then pocket a ball or make two balls reach a cushion.
- It's now time for the lag, and his ball is glued to the cushion as my ball stops embarrassingly at mid-table.
- He missed a fine cut on a red into the yellow pocket, but the cue ball bounced off three cushions and rolled back up the table to nudge the red into the pocket.
1(blow) amortiguar(blow) suavizar
- The museum staff had placed sandbags and foam rubber around those heavy stone sculptures to cushion the impact if they fell.
- Prof Schwellnus' research has shown that the foot is the first line of defence in cushioning the impact of landing.
- Once captured, the capsule will be tethered to a cable to cushion the impact.
- So down she went again, her folder skidding a few ways in front of her as she cushioned the impact with her hands.
- Those briefcases near her must have cushioned the body's impact.
- They avoid night riding and always use helmets, leather jackets and knee and elbow pads to cushion the impact of a fall.
- Due to the diminished employment opportunities, families will have to move, with no savings to cushion the impact.
- Instead, the impact was cushioned by a sort of air bag of small plates in what is now the Caribbean Sea.
- It is important that her shoes not only cushion the impact, but also allow her quick recovery.
- The two horns cushioning him from the impact, as his opponent reeled back, his force lessening.
- He wrapped his waist with thick paper to cushion the impact when he hit the hard ground or glass.
- You'd think with all the armor on Alphas these days it would cushion the impact.
- Most sites favour the use of 700 tires and band tracks cushioning the impact on pressure-sensitive sites.
- Supports relieve excessive pressure and foot strain by distributing body weight across the feet and by cushioning the impact of walking, he says.
- My bike landed between two rocks, which acted like shock absorbers and cushioned the impact.
- The ruffian took the entire brunt of the fall, cushioning the impact somewhat for Trrol and simultaneously throwing up jets of dust and detritus.
- This clear-colored liquid cushions and protects the baby, provides it with fluids and is crucial in normal development.
- Due to its thickness and elasticity it is thought to act as a ‘shock-absorber’, cushioning the impact of movement.
- The voice warned the city that re-entry would be taking place momentarily, and recommended finding some way to cushion oneself for impact.
- Though my basket was broken in many places, it had saved my life by cushioning the impact as I went around boulders.
2(protect)protegerto cushion sth/sb against sth — proteger algo/a algn contra algo
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