In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is also sometimes equally difficult to distinguish the Japanese lacquered coffers and caskets found in paintings from the japanned imitations made in Europe.
- Most often illustrated, however, are lacquered boxes and coffers that seem to have been imported in larger quantities than any other lacquerware.
- The prince had to order a second coffer of cigarettes, and coffee in small porcelain cups decorated with dying swans.
- Tellingly, the newspaper doesn't describe the politician's loot as being contained in a coffer, which has a sordid, old politics feel to it.
- Other variations might include the integration of a box base used for storage, but despite appearances, box settles are not derivations of a chest or coffer.
- In the background is a large lacquered coffer, its side decorated with a flying bird and another perched in a tree.
- The use of lacquered caskets and coffers for the storage of valuables recurs in a number of paintings.
- Some carpets of lesser value were shored elsewhere; others covered chests, writing desks, tables, and coffers.
- They searched through the libraries and studies, the walls of houses, chests, drawers, coffers and places where money is stored.
2coffers plural(funds)fondos masculine(the) government/national coffers — las arcas del estado/de la nación
- Auctions for Internet licenses can drive up the cost and slow investment, even as they provide funds for the government coffers.
- Is the record price for oil biting into their profits, or does it mean more money for company coffers?
- I can only assume an already poor, disorganized party went dipping into the coffer.
- The country's golden run of strong economic growth has been kind to federal and state coffers.
- Households are consolidating debt, domestic demand is slowing and strong export prices are boosting the nation's coffers.
- Newspapers are hardly known for opening up the coffers for promotion, even as they strong-arm their ad clients into doing so.
- A teacher on a marathon mission to boost the coffers of a charity close to her heart is staging a festive fundraiser for the cause.
- The idea was to finance the empty coffers of the social security system in that way.
- The pub is one of a number of buildings being sold by the council to bring money back into its coffers.
- These levies, paid by all firms, go into a general coffer administered by the state.
- In recent years, the collection has been in trouble, its fate uncertain, its coffers drained by legal battles and mismanagement.
- Two years later, more than half the cash remains in the fund's coffers.
- In January 69,142 infringements were issued, pouring about $10 million into State Government coffers.
- Very little of this cash has gone into improvements to retirement payouts for workers whose ‘deferred wages’ swelled the coffers of the pension funds.
- Later this week the financial coffers of this small circulation but widely read magazine will be swelled by a plaintive advert.
- For more than a year he secretly used cash from the bank's coffers to keep his creditors at bay.
- He should keep his hands off students' money and public coffers.
- It has long been suspected that the cash went straight into the coffers of the Treasury.
- He was found guilty of funnelling investment funds into his own coffers and spent two years in prison.
- Throughout the Middle Ages prevailing opinion held that the might of a nation was determined by the size of its coffers.
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