In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ropa desechada feminineshe gave me her castoffs — me dio la ropa que ya no quería
- he's one of her castoffs — es uno de los que ha plantado
- We do not believe supporters want to see the cast-offs from larger clubs playing for their own clubs.
- The Australian lamb industry was historically supplied by the cast-offs of the wool industry.
- A Blackpool pensioner famed for his love of cast-offs has hit back at council claims he is using a private plot of land as a dumping ground for his ‘collection’.
- It is worth remembering that the people who fought for liberation in the decades after the Second World War wanted what the developed world had, not shoddy cast-offs.
- Then a young girl, dressed in the flashy cast-offs of the second - hand, observes her.
- Dressed usually in her mistress's cast-offs from yesteryears of fashion, she nevertheless lent a personal touch to each garment.
- His indifference to cars was also reflected in the fact that as a young actor trying to make his way in London he was forced to make do with whatever was available - invariably the cast-offs of other actors.
- So those earliest families that settled used scrap wood, often cast-offs from construction, to build little shacks.
- Country football is littered with the cast-offs from the elite leagues.
- Finding one of these cast-offs is like finding my grandmother's favourite sweater.
- The photos are cast-offs from photo booths around Paris.
- Recycling for profit is one thing, but when no money changes hands, other people's cast-offs are less desirable.
- I feel like something flung together at the last minute, something made out of jumble sale cast-offs and things won at fairgrounds.
- About a third of the paintings in the collection are student donations or Ruskin cast-offs and have a distinctly youthful and accessible appeal that helps many of them to find a home each year.
- When times are hard or not so, rummaging through other people's (and I have to admit sometimes dead people's) cast-offs and unwanted novelty kitchen items is a fine way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
- He drives off, leaving his bags of rubbish, old fridges and washing machines, mattresses, paint tins and a choice of cast-offs behind.
- All our furniture was second-hand: cast-offs and goodwill presents from our friends in Chicago.
- Of course, makeshift shelters have been fashioned from transport-industry cast-offs for decades, with railway carriages used as extra bedrooms and old vans used as chicken coops.
- They were made in southern Africa from recycled oil drums, unwanted cars and cast-offs from the metal industries, making them extremely environmentally friendly.
- Smith added that the shop received between 20 and 30 bags of cast-offs and unwanted belongings a day.
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