In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hogar masculinewe sat by the fireside — nos sentamos junto a la chimenea / junto al hogar
- before noun fireside chair — sillón
- Resplendent in his long black coat, starched white collar and hard black hat tied with a white ribbon, he resembled in my mind a character often described to us in fireside ghost stories.
- Made from cherrywood, this chair, the last of five versions, was designed for a fireside alcove.
- Intruders used a fireside peat basket to carry antique silverware, porcelain and clocks to a waiting van.
- It is like a fireside tale whispered carefully into your ear.
- Add to that a heavy mist and you've got the kind of driving conditions that make the fireside look awful tempting.
- As the autumn evenings draw in, a cosy fireside armchair beckons!
- And it sells all the fireside accompaniments needed to achieve a blazing fire on a cold winter evening.
- However, the hour was late and the last train called us from our fireside reverie.
- But here was a real pro, oozing homespun fireside wisdoms - his beard big and bushy enough to hide a flock of starlings, little round specs, big red boots and rouged cheeks.
- I can read the lives of dukes and of princes in nice picture books by the comfort of my own fireside.
- Many the years that have passed since we sat entranced by the stories of the old people by the fireside long ago.
- Her mother's family were all fireside singers.
- It's much easier to appreciate the finer points of dull, rainy days from one's own fireside, that I have to confess.
- Almost 12 hours after leaving home the comfort of fireside and family beckon.
- The plot is a typical fireside ghost story - murder, infidelity and a message from beyond the grave - and the thrills are familiar.
- Mother liked to chat with other family members as she plied her knitting by the fireside.
- This is history that's as comfortable as a pair of fireside slippers.
- A fairy tale can find its beginnings in the simple sentences of sagas told at the family fireside.
- This simple logic re-emphasises the importance of books, which can be consumed in the comfort of a fireside chair.
- This dessert wine - fragrant with aromas of raisins and vanilla - is best poured at fireside.
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