In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Of powder blue watered silk, Maria's new dress fitted her like a glove, the tightness of the bodice accentuating her tiny waist and contrasting with the fullness of her skirts.
- These techniques give walls the dramatic effect of crushed velvet, parchment, chamois leather, watered silk or brocade.
- The softly blurred, photograph-like images glow with a hypnotic intensity that recalls the texture of watered silk.
- When the cardinal later came to the seminary at Mundelein, a trainbearer was needed to carry his twenty-foot train of scarlet watered silk.
- He looked at the scarlet watered silk of the long train, that was spread all over the ground and gleamed beautifully in the flickering light of the torches.
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.