In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to allude to sth/sb — hacer alusión / referencia a algo/algn
- he continuously alluded to his wife as his better half — constantemente se refería a su mujer como su media naranja
- I'd never use this word in polite company, and can barely bring myself to allude to it, even very obliquely.
- Their names allude to the doomed Antarctic expedition led by Captain Scott, where Oates nobly sacrificed his life in a vain attempt to save Scott and his team.
- However the Chinese, for the past 2,000-odd years, have been expert at alluding indirectly, through historical analogies, to current political events.
- Frances did not mention her by name, but she was alluding to the cash settlement her daughter had received from him, which had caused so much bitterness.
- In the third part of the book Brueggemann discusses what he calls ‘Unsolicited Testimony,’ or texts which indirectly allude to the nature of Yahweh.
- I alluded to it by mentioning the conservatives' lack of trust.
- The accompanying booklet notes allude to the hard-won simplicity of Mansurian's language.
- The other two pieces, now lost, are a relief sculpture and Anguished Woman in her Room at Night, which uses the reclining female form and similar spikes as those seen here to allude to mental pain.
- I sometimes allow rampant letterfit adjustment (uneven spacing) and excessive glyph scaling to allude to the lack of state-sponsored childcare options.
- These lines from ‘The Island’ form a self-indictment of poetic efficacy even as they allude to the biblical maxim that one can not live on bread alone.
- For instance, Georgette's name may allude to the 1918 German offensive (Operation Georgette) in Belgium.
- Meanwhile, the character of Jack Ingroff appears to allude to her ex-fiancé, who won an Oscar.
- This violates the Establishment Clause, because the tablets allude to the Ten Commandments and thus endorse religion.
- Vampires in particular were a great excuse for Victorian writers to allude to sexuality, which they couldn't mention in any other way.
- In Puerto Santo Tomás, one born-again fisherman adorned his shack with a biblical scene evidently intended to allude to, in idealized fashion, the stalwart men of the village.
- The Times manages to avoid direct joke references to his name, but cunningly alludes to it.
- Another larger minnow, Luciosoma bleekeri, has Lao names which allude to its being found in rice paddies.
- This account alludes only indirectly to the Buddha's original meditative accomplishments before the awakening.
- In what is perhaps a desire to allude to the baton twirlers of the marching band halftime show, the staging relies too heavily on dancers with giant flowing flags and large, geometrically abstract but still twirlable props.
- It may be the case that ‘Gudeman of Ballangeich’ had become a general term for alluding indirectly to a Scottish king, but it is possible that Charles I and Charles Edward were seen as having more in common with James V than Stuart blood.
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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.