In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine crestamasculine penacho
- Male Ruby-crowned Kinglets have bright red crests (that can vary in color to orange), which can be raised when the bird is excited but which are more often completely hidden.
- If the birds' crests are shown to play a role in communication, then investigators may have a clue as to how ancient casque-bearing dinosaurs interacted.
- The skull of pangolins is smoothly conical, lacking the ridges and crests found on most mammalian crania.
- They have long, conspicuous, forward curving crests on their heads that droop over their eyes and thin, white plumes extending backward from the back of each eye.
- Both sexes possess head crests and red-orange bill coloration.
- It was white with long blue-tipped feathers on its crest, wingtips, and tail.
- It has a shallowly forked tail and a slight crest that gives the head a squared-off look.
- Some males also have elegant ornamentation such as bright throat gorgets, crests and elongated tail feathers.
- Here they no longer need to balance their upper bodies on the horse's crest.
- Colourful crests make birds in breeding plumage easy to identify.
- The reference is hence again to the bird's movable crest, one of its most striking features.
- It has narrow, angled wings, a deeply forked tail, and a shaggy crest.
- The short crest of the female is often not obvious.
- With his crest laid back, the male probes the earth quickly and efficiently using his long, curved bill.
- Bird feathers used in mate attraction may form huge crests, ruffs, or tails: the male peacock tail is a case in point.
- They are the size of a starling with light brown plumage, red markings round the eyes, a crest and an orange-tipped black tail.
- The female pokes her head out of the hole to greet her mate, opening the brilliant crest of feathers on her head like a fan.
- The big birds with their striking red crests and black stripes across their white faces are the largest woodpeckers in North America.
- Some species have crests or tufts of feathers on their head.
- The bird has light-colored undersides and a slight crest on its head.
- They all had magnificent feather crests on their heads in vivid reds and rich gleaming browns.
- Treeswifts can also raise the crest of feathers on their head, a gesture assumed to be a form of communication.
1.2(on helmet)cimera femininemasculine penacho
- In the French service they wore helmets with horsehair crests but in Saxony they wore the square-topped national cap of Poland called a czapska.
2(in heraldry)emblema masculinedivisa feminine
- The tomb bears the family crest, as does the Parr Chapel ceiling.
- The shoulders are scrunched up while the king is leaning against the family crest above the fireplace.
- Brass stamps of the crests of the noble families were specially cast.
- The two ornate crests represented the families of Ivor's grandfather and grandmother respectively.
- The family crest is that of a shield surrounding the palace in Serepta.
3feminine crestafeminine cimato be on / ride (on) the crest of a wave — estar en la cresta de la ola
- He climbed up to the crest of Moon Hill and scanned his surroundings.
- Just as the trek started to take its physical toll, we reached the crest of the hill and the Blue Nile Falls appeared in theatrical splendour.
- Harold's forces gathered on the crest of a hill and formed a wall of shields.
- And he was up against Marcus who was on a crest of a wave.
- When the group of knights had reached the crest of the hill, the view enticed them.
- By the light of the ship, Jenni could see the crests of the waves as streaks of white, swirling randomly in the face of the gale.
- As he reached the crest of the hill he saw the Sanitarium spread out before him.
- He reached the crest of the hill and raised his head above the bushes, and his eyes glittered as he saw what he'd hoped for.
- At the crest of the hill, the fugitives emerged once again into the moonlight and rested briefly.
- She stood there upon the crest of the hill, allowing the light to bathe her.
- You get a specially designed board and ride on the crests of the waves.
- The warriors struggled to reload and finish the job when to their horror, a second Marauder appeared over the crest of the hill.
- She looked out to the ocean, seeing the reflection of the starlight on the crests of the waves.
- For example, if you can position your troops at the crest of a hill or the opposite side of a bridge, your opponent will have a great deal more difficulty in taking you on.
- Whitecaps, the bright, wind-driven result of breaking wave crests, have been mostly ignored by climate models.
- After what seemed an eternity, a long white car came over the crest of the hill, and began to descend toward the country club.
- The bus would slow down to about five miles an hour and just creep over the crest of the hill.
- Ahead, the crest of the hill seemed as distant as ever.
- As they reached the crest of the hill, they could see the actual site, already cordoned off with yellow tape.
- Finally, mounting the crest of the hill, they reached the juniper trees.
- Below in the glittering blue Pacific half a dozen dolphins were playing in the surf, skimming in just below the face of the breakers then flipping out over the crest as the wave broke.
- The troops were realigning on the crest of the hill.
- Abruptly she also swerved to the right, dicing the crest of a tidal wave as she did so.
- At sea, on the other hand, sailors fear the deadly combination of the wind and the poor visibility caused by spray whipping off the wave crests.
- Hermes flies like a gull over the crests of waves and arrives at the home of Calypso.
- Soon they disappeared over the crest of the hill.
- About half an hour later I saw Tom's hat, bobbing over the crest of the hill, in the driving rain.
- Standing on the crest of the hill, illuminated against the morning sun, was a figure clothed in rippling blue-silver robes.
- One was taken when the spout was relatively far out and the other over the surf line where the broken crest of a wave is being sucked up.
- Only the soft crests of waves slapping at the shore and the crunch of sand beneath her foot shattered the silence around her.
- As she reached the crest of the hill she gasped at the sight.
- Hip circumference was defined as the widest point, between the iliac crest and the crotch.
- The iliac crest bone marrow biopsy is the gold standard for detecting of bone marrow metastases in small cell lung cancer.
- The bone can also be taken from several places, commonest being the iliac crest (pelvic bone).
- The standard procedure consists of an iliac crest bone graft.
- This requires a bone marrow examination from the crest of the hip bone using local anesthesia.
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.