In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- White T-shirts, white jeans, white ponchos, even white surplices stood out in the hot July sun.
- However, it doesn't match any of the new surplices that have been bought, which go down to about knee level, so I'll not be allowed to wear it in future - at least, not when I'm singing with the rest of my choir.
- This was about the clerk of that parish, whose wife used to wash the parson's surplices.
- A piano was played, hymns were sung, we all duly recited the confession, creeds and responses, and the curate ascended the pulpit with surplice flowing.
- Powerful lights made their white surplices glow like neon, and the pulpitted priest seemed to be borne aloft on a cloud of pure radiance.
- ‘If they were presented in ruffs and surplices,’ Stainer contends, ‘it might alienate people.’
- He became a canon of Salisbury in 1563, but objected to the use of the surplice and to contributing to the repairs of the cathedral.
- Once I had stuffed myself behind the wheel with my surplice billowing around me like a collapsed parachute, I switched into passive mode.
- History will be made that weekend when the standard of the order will be raised in the town by the local Knights, who wear a surplice with the cross emblem.
- Stretching along each side are lines of choirboys and girls in bright surplices, holding flags and honey-scented tapers.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.