In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(dress/room/street) adornar(dress/room/street) ornar literary(prose/story) adornar(story/prose) embellecerto adorn oneself with sth — engalanarse con algo
- The glitzy banner adorning the incomplete wall has four large Chinese characters.
- It's also a fact that in my life I have spent far more on dressing and adorning myself than I ever have on a bed.
- His angels were likewise adorned with beautiful garments and wondrous instruments.
- So there were glimpses of china and such that adorned the walls of the Welsh cottage but which have seen little or no daylight here.
- Black furnishings, and tens of temple-candle shaped wall lamps adorn the dining area.
- Beautiful landscape paintings adorn the walls of the Damle family at Dadar.
- The ready-made curtains that could adorn the walls of living rooms are an added attraction.
- His wagon box is adorned with hand prints from youngsters at the Children's Hospital.
- I lingered in the hallways for awhile admiring the artistic prints of money adorning the walls.
- A colorful mural adorns the back wall of the building, while another area features a beautifully carved wooden tree.
- Inside the rest house, a large photograph of a hunting party with a slain tiger in the foreground adorns the wall.
- A plaque commemorating his conservation work in the town adorns a wall on a footpath running beside the River Aire.
- Photographs of the school and its pupils in the 1970s also adorned the walls.
- We were led to a corner booth in a room with a colorful mural of what I assume was a Mexican beach adorning the main wall.
- She has also produced a large scale mural which now adorns the wall of the LSU.
- The Dutch artist/musician Herman Brood used to live above it and his artwork adorns the walls.
- A portrait of Eddie, complete with cigar, still adorns one of the walls in the hotel.
- During the Christmas festival each one is adorned with decorations, but not gaudy lights and tinsel.
- The décor was modern, with stylish new paintings for sale adorning the walls.
- Already he has his paintings adorning the walls of the Lighthouse Bar and a few homes around the country.
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