In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lecture/essay) que se va por las ramas(lecture/essay) que divaga
- Condensing lengthy, rambling stories written in different styles into a coherent narrative is a difficult task.
- In fact you'll find it's fairly long and rambling.
- I want the transcripts to be a reasonably accurate record insofar as that's possible: however, I'm amazed by how incoherent and rambling I appear to have been.
- At this point, I'm very tempted to fall into a rambling rant of some form (nothing new there), but for some reason today, I just don't feel like it.
- It's tough reading through rambling speeches, but he has some worthy food for thought.
- I feel like writing a long, rambling sort of entry, with lots of tangents and absolutely no warnings as to when I'm going to change the topic.
- His rambling writing style just lacks precision.
- He began to write rambling letters about black holes and plagued his mother with unanswerable questions.
- I hope that my rambling answer fully addressed your thought-provoking question, Matthew.
- That all changed with The Surgeon of Crowthorne, the gently rambling tale of the writing of the Oxford English Dictionary's first edition.
- In front of the world's golf media, the 13-time PGA Tour winner gave a long, rambling and often confusing account of his own life and times.
- I can tell that this is going to be one of those long-winded, rambling posts about nothing at all.
- Amid the rambling dialogue and semi-lucid metaphors we become privy to a sense of the director's desperation to conjure up some kind of meaning.
- King himself made what some present described as a rambling speech.
- For some reason my comments today are a bit rambling and I'm pretending we're having a real conversation - which I suppose we're not.
- Corbett never swears on stage and is most famous for his gently rambling monologues and long digressions.
- Though he wasn't trying to delay congressional action, his rambling speech had that effect.
- He would tell us rambling stories - such as the one about two flies called Izzy and Dizzy who travelled about the country staying in cheap lodgings - perhaps based on his own recollection.
- And most of what he said was rambling, incoherent and quite clearly not said with me as the listener in mind.
- The full explanation by the artist of the new work was sent out to journalists and the Oxley Gallery mailing list in the form of a rambling and incoherent press release which we reproduced here in full last month.
2(streets/town) laberíntico(town/streets) intrincadoa rambling old house — una vieja casona llena de recovecos
- Leaving his rambling ranch house in fashionable North Dallas, he drove his Jaguar to his psychiatric offices.
- After the war the rambling building was turned into an hotel by the Ferruccio family.
- It boasted three rambling houses, a school and a post office.
- Over the course of his life he built this great series of vast rambling palaces, one after the other.
- The owners, Gregory and Celeste Shade, bought the huge, rambling house on Brookover Street more or less on a whim.
- He braked outside a rambling Tudor-style house that had been recently converted into apartments.
- The previous campus home for the arts program was a series of rambling barns.
- Contrast living in a small flat with a gorgeous rambling house.
- This rambling temple complex is the largest wooden building in the world.
- This rambling museum is the antithesis of modern interpretative centres.
- At the corner of Pottery Road is the large rambling house well over 100 years old belonging to K G Shashidhar.
- They renovated the dilapidated and rambling buildings as much as they could afford to and began to update the studio's ageing equipment.
- This rambling home has a sumptuous interior and manicured grounds but is not particularly close to any large urban centres.
- Evacuated in wartime to the rambling country house of kindly Professor Kirk, they can't resist exploring its huge stairways.
- The rambling house remains in the name of his wife, Penelope, after it was bought for them by her parents in 1994.
- As a teenager we lived in a large, rambling old house which creaked and groaned like an old man's knees.
- The family lived in a large rambling house on Hamond Street (now called Orleans).
- There are numerous rambling barns and outhouses, and the gardens and two ornamental lakes are exquisite.
- Winnie Burke of Sooey recalls when her home was ‘a rambling house’ like many were in those days.
- Although in poor condition, refurbishment has already begun on this rambling residence.
- In the distance you can see a number of rambling, overgrown hawthorns with a tree growing through them.
- For many, roses are the symbol of a well-cared-for home, evoking images of that picket-fenced cottage awash with rambling roses.
- The pergola is perfect for growing rambling roses.
- Large-leaved vines and white rambling roses will clothe the walls of the castle to give a romantic effect.
- His brother Richard's cremated remains are in the same garden, under a white rambling rose bush planted by him and his mother, Estella.
- We've kept it simple, warm and welcoming, and have avoided the urge to dress it with rambling roses and ornament of any kind.
- Around the barn a flagged terrace is encircled by cottage garden plants, such as delphiniums, rambling roses, geraniums, dianthus and lupins.
- Linda also admired the white rambling roses round a swimming pool while the couple were on holiday: there is now a bank up by the immaculate croquet lawn planted with 12,000 of them.
- Prune rambling roses by cutting down to ground level growths that have flowered this year.
- Deter intruders and enchant your neighbours with rambling roses on walls or fences.
- At first, weeding the garden pained me as I had grown to love the rambling weeds and all the wonders that they had to offer.
- My rambling rose is ‘Kew Rambler’ which we have planted at the foot of a large cherry tree.
1Britanicoexcursionismo masculino(club) (before noun) de excursionismo
- If rambling in the countryside and breathing fresh air works better, then get your boots on…
- Lose a spouse and find another, lose a job and retrain for another, give up mountaineering and take up rambling.
- After much leisurely rambling, we made tracks for Provincetown, a charming seaside town.
2(of speech, thought)divagación femenino
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