In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(fastening)broche masculinecierre masculine
- She brushed past him, fingers working at the clasp of her deep green cloak.
- I removed my cloak, that had a metal clasp, and my wristwatch.
- Credentials were sent in an envelope held shut by a single metal clasp.
- He unhooked the clasps and allowed the mask to fall down.
- One of my favorite albums, just barely held together with a gold clasp, is no bigger than my palm.
- At each shoulder was a silver clasp in the shape of a star.
- Carefully he wrapped his heavy traveling cloak over his shoulders and fastened the neck clasp.
- For a shorter necklace, you may attach a clasp at the top of the necklace.
- I arched my back and redid the clasp of my bra.
- Pulling up a chair, I sat down and pushed up the gold clasp.
- A white kilt was wrapped around his waist, with a large gold clasp in the front.
- His hands hurried to undo the clasp of his cloak and spread it out on the grass.
- Buttons hadn't been invented in the 5th century so sleeves were held together with elaborate bronze clasps, and at last there was an explanation for the ivory rings.
- She was short but pretty, her black hair pulled up neatly in a bun and fastened together with clasps made of gold.
- She finally unhooked the clasp and threw the necklace across the room.
- Attach the clasp to one end of the bracelet.
- She held the clasps of the necklace up.
- She placed a finger gently on its golden clasp and opened it.
- The clasp was golden and she loved the sound of it when she clicked it open, or clicked it shut.
- She slid the lid over them and wanted to fasten the clasp.
1.2(embrace)he held his opponent in a firm clasp — tenía bien agarrado a su contrincante
(on medal)pasador masculine
- In 1966 he was awarded an MBE and, on the same day, an Air Efficiency Award with two clasps for his service to the Air Force.
- Once engraved, the medals and/or clasps are sent to commanders for presentation.
- He saw active service in the Crimean War as paymaster on HMS Gladiator, being awarded the Crimean War Medal, clasp Sevastapol.
- Why is it then that recipients have to wait for periods any greater than one month to receive their medal or clasp?
- He was conspicuous also for being the only recruit with three long service badges and a long service medal with clasp!
- The Queen has given Royal Assent to the issuing of a General Service Medal with a special clasp for veterans who served in Egypt from 1951-54.
- A General Service medal with a clasp bearing the campaign's name will be struck.
- He was awarded the Crimean War Medal, three clasps and the Turkish Crimean War Medal.
- The medal features four clasps each bearing the names of battle honours awarded for action at Vittoria, St Sebastian, Nivelle and Nive.
1(grip, embrace)she clasped her bag firmly — sujetó / agarró firmemente el bolso
- they clasped hands — se dieron un fuerte apretón de manos
- he clasped her in his arms — la estrechó entre sus brazos
- Quickly grabbing her stuff and clasping the key tightly in her hand she ran upstairs and went to the room at the end of the corridor.
- As they tightly clasped the bewildering ballot papers bearing the names of 111 parties across the country, some shed tears of joy, some danced in the streets.
- I clasped the shampoo bottle tightly and squeezed a small portion out of it and slowly worked it in my hair.
- She pushed it open without hesitation and still clasping my arm, dragged me inside.
- She clasped it tightly in her brown fist, and grinned in satisfaction.
- He bent down on one knee, once again clasping my shoulders tightly.
- Snapping out my arm, I clasped the narrow wood between my fingers.
- She clasped the sword tightly and started to walk back to the tavern.
- Cradle it like a small bird or clasp it tightly like a squirming cat.
- He clasped her hand tightly and she was immediately fond of his firm, warm grip that felt as if it fit like a glove.
- I clasped Kyle's hand tightly as we headed towards the front door.
- She put down her book, leaned back, and clasped the paper-knife tightly in both hands.
- The blond man stared down at the bottle clasped gently between his hands.
- He again turned from me, but this time, he reached out and clasped my hand tightly as he walked.
- He leaned close, clasping the horse's mane as tightly as he could without harming the horse.
- She nestled happily in the curve of his arm, clasping his hand between hers.
- "You have to be joking! " she laughs loudly, clasping his shoulder.
- He slid his hand down her arm until he could clasp her hand.
- Closing her eyes, she sat, cross legged, fingers clasping an emerald green pendant.
- Closing his eyes tightly, he clasped his head in his hands in deep regret.
2(fasten)(necklace/bracelet) abrocharthe belt was clasped tightly around his waist — llevaba el cinturón bien apretado
- He carefully undid it, then in one quick, violent motion, clasped it as tightly as it would go.
- A while silk scarf was wrapped around her shoulders, and a jade pendant was clasped around her neck.
- But even so I clasped the necklace around my neck and smiled happily.
- For posterity I'd clasped the necklace Lily had given me around my neck.
- He grasped her wrist and clasped the bracelet around it.
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