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(monk's cloak)hábito masculinecogulla feminine
- He's Batman without the cowl, but the sunglasses substitute nicely.
- All of them - advisers and Chancellor alike - wore skullcaps and cowls.
- She shoved back the wrap his cowl ended in and found a dagger and an empty sheath strapped to his waist.
- In one fluid movement, he discarded cowl and robe, and stood girded in his mail of scorched black iron.
- The Dampminer looked up at the men in black cowls.
- She stared at the children's white robes and the guards' black cowls.
- A priest in a long black cowl is firing burning flare at Jephthan.
- During my time at Ampleforth there were the monks wandering down the corridors in their cowls.
- Although resembling monks by virtue of their cowls and heavy draperies, the majority of the mourners are laymen.
- It can be difficult tell a brown monk's cowl from a soldier's dark dress when all look nearly black.
- He had donned the garb of a Hammalite monk, wearing a long whitish-grey cowl.
- It was dressed in the black cowl of a priest.
- Then, an army of warriors and men dressed in black cowls came from the direction of Plunder castle and sacked the town.
- The three figures had human faces - young, male faces under monk-like cowls.
- I undo his collar and remove his cowl so that I can get to his cuts and bruises.
- Yorkshire's own outlaw, Robin Hood, was among the original hoodie wearers, alongside monks and friars who wore cowls.
- A new cowl sits on a shelf beside several others.
- He looked at my monk's cowl with an odd, hesitant smile.
- A train of figures in tattered and bloody cowls were being herded toward the mouth of a cavern.
- Anyone who ever did know the man behind the hooded cowl died long ago and in a horrible fashion.
1.2(hood)capucha femininecogulla feminine
- The four put their cowls back over their heads, then left the room, no one bothering to extinguish the lamp.
- His cowl has a vaguely avian appearance, with a visor in the shape of a beak.
- He pulled a white hooded robe on and threw the cowl over his face, obscuring his features entirely.
- The beastly men now wore black cowls across their heads.
- He's a slender, pale man, whose face is obscured by a black cowl.
- I pull the cowl down to see the stitch I slashed.
- Danovin sneered, hidden in his cowl, and grumbled under his breath.
- The advisor pulled back his cowl, and his balding pate, though thick of long, dark hair, shone in the torch-light.
- The figure was clad in black, with the cowl of his cloak hiding his face.
- No face was visible from beneath the depths of the cowls.
- He hid his face in the cowl of his coat, trying not to pay attention to the people staring at him.
- His cowl had fallen back, exposing his tonsure.
- Another woman walks to her side, in black, with a white cowl.
- The scapula was meant to protect the chemise, and had a built in hood or cowl.
- The cowl of his cloak was raised, but I could see his eyes.
- It's a rose-pink bias-cut cocktail dress with a cowl neckline, and little rose-pink beads scattered down the front.
- He stood behind them, eyes peering out under the black cowl.
- Then something caught his cowl and pulled it off his head.
- He said as he clasped the cowl of a cloak around his neck.
- ‘Drink this for me,’ I say and pull his cowl down.
- Seraph stopped when the cloaked figure pulled his cowl down, to reveal a young girl.
1.3also cowl neckClothingcuello vuelto masculine
2(of chimney)sombrerete masculine
- These cowls would be used where rain and/or birds or other pests are a problem.
- I told the council about this and they came down and put a cowl on the chimney.
- While architectural salvage was a condition of the eventual consent for demolition, the distinctive cowls have disappeared.
- Remove the top of the roof cowl by loosening the bolts.
- Its distinctive cowls have disappeared forever from the city's skyline.
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