In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1disquisición femininedisquisition on sth — disquisición sobre/acerca de algo formal
- The reader who opens his Aristotle and expects to find a systematic disquisition on some philosophical subject or an orderly textbook of scientific instruction, will be brought up short: Aristotle's treatises are not like that.
- We find textbooks, readers, grammars; learned articles on scientific subjects; disquisitions on culture and public policy; even an ambitious early novel-all still virtually unknown today.
- The article in question is a learned disquisition upon the art of binding books - and other objects - in human skin.
- Some may find that Smith's heavy accent makes Andrey's disquisitions hard to follow, but her intense focus and gift for characterization carry her through.
- Burke had an unrivalled gift for portraying the wider significance of the issues of the day in terms of general principles, and as a result many of his speeches contain disquisitions on political philosophy.
- Sparely and tautly written, this brilliant memoir of a daughter's longing for an elusive mother is a gripping read, but also something much more: a powerful disquisition on family life, full of hurts and love.
- All of them could have offered convenient launching pads for wise disquisitions infused with the wisdom of hindsight.
- And it is easy to find lengthy disquisitions from Macaulay, Churchill, Smuts, and the like to this effect.
- Enthusiastically, I launched into a disquisition on how useful they were for marking out trails when hiking… until I realised that I was getting a very funny look.
- An oblique allegory of violence, this painting is also a disquisition on how history impinges on the present, or fails to.
- I'm thinking especially of the photographs that accompany Austerlitz's architectural disquisitions.
- Otherwise a disquisition on the subject will appear to be elusive and simply beyond our ken.
- Others are more substantial, including a long disquisition in Spanish addressed to President Fox and attached to a house on the highway.
- So, on abortion, look for endless disquisitions on the grassiness of the anti-choice roots, the elitism of pro-choicers and the general tedium of the abortion issue.
- There are no pretentious disquisitions on the supposed post-modernist significance of trashy TV game shows.
- In response, I will occasionally launch into a disquisition about Kuhn and Lakatos, but more often I give the following answer.
- The owner, who looks like a playboy footballer, keeps guests entertained with a succession of anecdotes, culinary disquisitions and impromptu bursts of song.
- Though this seems on its face to be a disquisition on religion and faith, it is of course an argument about power, and its influence on truth.
- He has produced a book chock-full of affecting vignettes, and that rarest of treats - an informed disquisition about public policy wrapped up in a fascinating narrative.
- So in acknowledging that this book does include disquisitions on books and writers who may be unfamiliar to some readers, I also hope they will stimulate interest in further exploration.
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