In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(recess) hueco masculine(niche) hornacina feminine(niche) nicho masculine
- They were headed farther down, several levels below the room they'd been in the day before, hoping to find more than empty rooms and bare alcoves.
- They headed to the control room, a small alcove in the wall with a window cut out of it to see the entire hangar.
- The muted lighting seeping from recessed light fixtures in alcoves along the wall cast many a shadow throughout the room.
- The interior was pleasant and interesting: an historic village inn which had been well refurbished, with beams exposed on the ceiling, an open fire and lots of little rooms and alcoves.
- Caregiver stations between patient rooms are ergonomically measured, adjustable stands built into wall alcoves.
- I remember the alcoves round the walls, with glass chandeliers, like water fountains.
- They emerged into a large natural cavern that had been modified by adding cells and alcoves around the wall.
- Brick alcoves in the walls are set off with ornamental urns with pot plants.
- Each wall was aligned with alcoves that curved around statues.
- Looking around the room again, he discovered an alcove in the wall next to the table.
- She sleeps in the alcove of an old wall that once formed the perimeter of a Maharaja's palace.
- This is a tranquil lofty space, white-painted, lined down each wall with illuminated rendered alcoves and upholstered benches.
- Recessed, arched alcoves terminating in solid plank wooden doors were placed about every 10 paces on alternate sides of the corridor.
- There were also many alcoves built into the wall on top of one another.
- Elegantly erotic statues stood once more in alcoves around the room, and the massive murals were nearly finished.
- In the alcoves and rooms once assumed empty, rows and columns blinked their patient attention.
- The room's alcoves ensure that plenty of storage units could be installed without creating a cramped feeling.
- Happell translated this brief into a curvy front counter with bright lights, white walls and little yellow-tiled alcoves, dominated by a large deep red menu board.
- Large social gatherings usually take place in a special room with two alcoves built into a wall.
- Liz continued backwards into one of the alcoves and struck the wall below one of the windows.
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