In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ember)carbonilla femininecarboncillo masculine
- An eight-year-old boy threw coal cinders to drive away dogs threatening his friends.
- One day when I was growing up, a train went by and a cinder from the steam engine blew up on the roof and started a fire.
- Even the finest of rookies may be fated to burn out and plummet to earth as a cold cinder within a season or two.
- Two years ago, a couple claimed their child was burned by a flying cinder from a train.
- The sky was black, blanketed in rolling clouds of smoke that glowed with patches of baleful red, from burning cinders.
- She alone has the presence of mind to remove a burning cinder from a table full of explosives.
- Flipping a lighter, Peter lit the crumpled sheet and watched the flickering ball of fire slowly turn to a cinder in his hand.
- A hot cinder from my cigarette dropped onto my foot.
- She looked a positive wreck: covered with smoking cinders, several burn marks adorning her loose denim pants.
- Firewalking refers to the activity of walking on hot coals, rocks or cinders without burning the soles of one's feet.
- The night had been long and cold and the smouldering fire at the front of the camp was burning its final cinders around midday.
- Just when the flame got large enough to burn the entire leaf, it stopped abruptly - not even a cinder left.
- When I awoke the fire had burnt down to the last cinder.
- His presence seemed to add a cinder or two to the dying fire of the winners' performance.
2cinders plural(ashes)ceniza femininerescoldo masculine
- Inside the town, the cottage bursts into flame and quickly burns down to cinders.
- A hint of cinders and burnt tobacco might very well add to the complexity of a wine and make it all the more pleasing.
- Defeat came as a red blast of heat and a blizzard of ash and cinders.
- Lincoln's schoolyard was covered with tiny black cinders that stung the flesh in a fall.
- The place was a mess; all the tables were either broken or burnt to cinders.
- We made our ascent on pony, winding our way over cinders and ash.
- Spread an inch of gravel or cinders on the bottom for drainage and set pots in.
- To cut the cost, savvy bosses burnt firewood, chaff and coal cinders in addition to the coal briquettes and balls.
- The wheels are exposed to a lot of corrosive elements such as the dust, salt, stones, and cinders.
- I too spent happy times wandering round the ‘field’ which was mostly of dirt and cinders.
- You have to stand next to the barbecue, though, and lift the grill up occasionally, otherwise your meat will end up as cinders.
- Gas-rich lavas, particularly those that are of high viscosity, form large quantities of cinders and ash which collect in a cinder cone.
- The courthouse was shelled and burnt to cinders - along with all its documents.
- They emerge from the cinders to feed and mate when the sun has warmed the rock surfaces.
- Within a week the government started to send the displaced persons back to their homes, which are now cinders and ashes.
- Many loose materials are sold by the cubic yard, including cement, dirt, sand, rock, landscaping bark, gravel and cinders.
- Coarse, clean sand and small sifted cinders placed round the bulbs will also ward off attacks.
- In the end, all that remains are ashes, cinders.
- They grew in cinders, rubble, scrap, and clay across St. Louis-barren, sunny spaces where nothing else would grow.
- I hurried my breakfast, cleaned the fire, riddled the cinders, chopped the sticks and filled the coal bucket.
3Geologytoba (volcánica) feminine
- Years ago this was the way Rowntree's disposed of its cinder waste from its incinerator - it had waiting lists of people wanting this material.
- The members flattened coal cinders for a runway and built a hangar from scrap wood.
- Eventually we find a new little bike path of dirt and cinder that follows the Little Patuxent river.
- The ship was transporting coal cinders from Malaysia to Shanghai.
- The concrete balcony stairs, however, were constructed of poorly consolidated cinder concrete and needed extensive repair.
- We are going a roundabout way to the village via an abandoned rail line with a cinder trackbed.
- The high school parking lot has a cinder surface instead of asphalt, wooden ties instead of concrete for the curbs.
- The four shop tracks had a coaling plant, sand house and cinder plant as well.
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