In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1capa feminineunder a cloak of secrecy — bajo un manto / un velo de secreto
- under the cloak of respectability — bajo una capa de respetabilidad
- The cloak of secrecy that is being thrown around the military and intelligence offensive is another related cause for worry.
- There are people who take action and people who stay hidden behind a cloak of anonymity.
- The book concludes with a riveting chapter on terrorism under the cloak of other religions.
- Under the cloak of darkness, they can slip into a cocoon of overhanging foliage.
- If you are telling me we are hiding under the cloak of Parliament, you are telling me that we should have no laws.
- A government espousing this view wraps the cloak of secrecy around itself.
- He did testify about the cloak of secrecy regarding the health of justices, but not about his own condition.
- None of this explains the cloak of secrecy the FBI has thrown over the whole affair.
- If the cloak of secrecy is ever lifted from this dirty affair, there are some obvious questions.
- They wished to hide behind the cloak of something invisible, to conceal the vacuity of their tall stories.
- A value-judgement is therefore implicit in the use of this method, though disguised under a cloak of objectivity.
- And we would also see trivial or mischievous claims being pursued, under the cloak of anonymity.
- He was playing to their lusts and desires, disguised in a cloak of religion.
- It was a land of nothing, a land hidden behind cloaks of mist, and where noise was but a wisp of a dream that flitted through the mind.
- The result is that error cannot be acknowledged and must thus be hidden under the cloak of the papal claim.
- No, they are not animals, they are evil demons who hide under the cloak of kindness and normality while they hatch their plots.
- By opening up the doors it will help us to hold ministers to account, and make it more difficult for them to hide behind the cloak of secrecy.
- They might be saying little in public but under the cloak of anonymity plenty of harsh words are being uttered.
- They wait for the new moon and then, under the cloak of darkness, they cross the ‘wall of mouths’ to settle on a reef.
- Upon returning from any expedition, pochteca always enter the city under the cloak of darkness.
1(activities/purpose) encubrirto be cloaked in sth — estar envuelto en algo
- the city was cloaked in darkness — la ciudad estaba envuelta en un manto de oscuridad
- the whole affair was cloaked in secrecy — todo el asunto estuvo rodeado de un velo / un manto de secreto
- A half century after the raids and radiation this country was reborn, cloaking itself in sci-fi elegance, in tinted glass and robot façades.
- She left, her easy steps cloaking frustration Aylmer knew was there anyway.
- Letting mercenaries cloak themselves as contractors opens up just such possibilities.
- Last Thursday, as the rest of eastern Scotland was cloaked in mist, the sun shone on Banff and Duff House.
- It cloaks you with the powers of the AAT Act unless they are modified in a particular respect by the Taxation Administration Act.
- Today, an eerie silence cloaks the Carlton Hotel, which was closed and mothballed in 1997.
- The bigger the game, the more the sense of invulnerability with which the man from Waikato cloaks himself.
- Since that time nearly every military effort has had to cloak itself in some lofty universal principal.
- Completely cloaked in the black of the night, his face was no more than shadows to me.
- Suddenly Suzie and Matt's mother appeared beside the coffin cloaked in black sadness.
- Personally, victimhood isn't something I look to cloak myself in.
- When we first met Govindan - at a recent photo expo in the city - he was cloaked in antiquity.
- But these reactionary ideas find it necessary to cloak themselves in the language of science to gain legitimacy.
- While cloaking itself in the language of economics, it is in fact anti-economic, anti-modern and regressive.
- The truck wends its way through kilometres of pine and eucalyptus; areas that were once cloaked in native bush.
- He cloaked his Wimbledon absence in the need for a rest but the Brazilian had long ago made his feelings known.
- Others are cloaked in vegetation so dense that it is impossible to see the stone beneath.
- The heavens are already dark, cloaking her in its shadows.
- The shadows suddenly engulfed the man, cloaking him from Gabriel's vision.
- But when it is good, it is really good, cloaking itself in a blanket of lavender’.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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.