In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1edredón masculinoacolchado masculino Río de la Platacobija femenino Méxicocontinental quilt — edredón (nórdico) masculino
- He had a quilt to keep him warm while he traveled and has a family waiting for him when he arrives at Walter Reed Army Medical center.
- A special thanks to Angie Hayes who came up with the idea and the design for the quilt, purchased the materials and made the templates.
- He slept on bracken, the only concession to comfort a down quilt and a patch of woollen red plaid, often seen wrapped around him as he went about his business.
- The two had their own rooms on a king-size bed that had a firm mattress but soft, fluffy pillows with a huge warm quilt and light sheets.
- A homemade quilt is more than a covering to keep people warm; it is a form of folk art - part of our heritage recalling the ingenuity and creativity of our pioneers.
- The next morning, she was fast asleep in her warm bed under an old quilt.
- She could feel the warm quilt wrapping her body, cushioning her bruises.
- I roll over, snuggling deeper into the warm quilts, hoping to slip back into sleep.
- Last Saturday's Airing of the Quilts at Northampton was a crafty affair, with 250 handmade quilts lining the main street.
- Nothing I like more than being warm and cosy under a 2-layered 15 tog quilt.
- Our room was waiting - window flung open onto a little garden, pink washed walls, faded quilts, towels smelling of fresh air.
- She buried herself even deeper in the warm quilts.
- Father stirred fretfully, trying to throw off the heavy quilts.
1(bedspread) acolchar(bedspread) acolchonar(bedspread) guatear España
2quilted past p(jacket/headboard) acolchado(jacket/headboard) acolchonado(headboard/jacket) guateado España
1hacer acolchadoenguatar España
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