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(on shawl, carpet, tablecloth)fleco masculine
- It looked like a leotard with little dangling fringes at the bottom and sequins everywhere.
- Many tweeds shown on the catwalk had raw fringes and the fabric could be inset with jewel rhinestones.
- The skirt is a houndstooth print with black leather trim and a fringe at the hem.
- Round his neck is a horizontally striped silk scarf with a tasselled fringe.
- I lie under a tartan rug and my fingers twist and plait its fringe.
- Simon rolled his eyes and picked up a black teddy with a pompom fringe.
- She was wearing a floral silk shirt with a fringe and a denim miniskirt.
- It is decorated with strings, fringes, tassels, and bells.
- They wore yellow embellishments, and both they and the grenadiers had fringes to their epaulettes.
- She chuckled, twisting the fringe of the pillow with her right hand.
- Much of the vigor of the textile traditions of Mahdia comes through the embellishment of woven cloth with embroidery and the addition of fringes, tassels, and pompoms.
- It should also include a fringe of cutesy little pom-poms that I can dangle around my monitor.
- I had given her a hot pink sweater with pompom fringes.
- Being a very feminine line, rounded shapes, inverted pleats, fringes, deconstructed cuts and chunky buttons feature in the collection.
- To a certain extreme, having your jean shorts altered and getting rid of the fringes can help minimize the nasty look of cut-off jeans.
- The Prince of Parthia, having completed his evening devotions, folded his shawl, kissing its fringes.
- A cream marble altar stood complacently in mid-front, draped in a stunningly white tablecloth with fringes at the edges.
- Beads and daisy chains are feminine touches, while rickracks, fringes, and narrow ribbons have universal appeal.
- Allie wound a string around a black bead and glanced at the child decorating her removed armlets with tassels and a tan fringe.
- I myself was dressed in a short white satin dress that had white fringes of material down the bottom, and fell in waves down my hips.
1.2(of trees, houses)hilera feminine
- The automobile and big discount stores in the urban centers at the fringes of the nation have greatly diminished the role of the trading posts.
- It was clear we were at the fringes of the richer area of the city, where the buildings were mostly residences, all large and spaced much farther apart than those structures in the common city area.
- Chris Towie is a doctor in Wallan, a town just outside the fringes of Melbourne's northern suburbia.
- Eighty-five percent of at-risk American farms are on the fringes of urban areas.
- Patricia Morris is the mayor of Gosnells, a fast-growing area on the outer fringes of Perth.
- It is one of the surest ways through which Zambians would have the opportunity to move from the fringes of economic activity to the mainstream.
- Most are at the fringes or completely outside the cash economy.
- We left the fringes of urban wildlife and circled off round the lakes that were once gravel pits and where a fisherman dipped his rod illegally.
- Andy walked to where the cloaked stranger stood on the fringes of the crowd.
- This idea, pioneered on the Illinois frontier, is just as relevant today on Sydney's urban fringe.
- Marcus steered me away from the desks and towards the fringes of the crowd, which was now composed only of people in white tunics.
- There was a guy on the fringes of the crowd outside who caught Speedy's eye.
- Initially, stations were located on the fringes of the urban area to ease access and economize on land costs.
- However, they operate on the fringes of both spheres.
- Apart from formal trading in the three halls at the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, there is plenty of economic activity on the fringes.
- Like most early projects, it replaced an area of run-down, overcrowded, squalid dwellings on the fringes of the downtown area.
- Some big shopping malls are located on the fringes of the area.
- Moreover, growth does not occur in the city's core but along the fringes, resulting in urban slums beyond the reach of government.
- At the same time Taylor Morgan emerged from the fringes of the crowd, and Mike flagged him down as he walked by.
- Coming from the fringe of the electoral area, this was a gutsy performance by the Newport man who has had to fend off many heavy tackles in both his football and journalistic careers over the years.
2British(of hair)flequillo masculinecerquillo masculine Latin Americafleco masculine Mexicochasquilla feminine Chilecapul masculine Colombiapollina feminine Venezuela
- He was aged about 30 to 35 with shoulder-length dark brown hair and a long fringe.
- The best cuts have soft layers and wispy fringes that make your hair versatile and easy to style
- The girl who assaulted the woman is said to have long black hair which was tied back in a ponytail with a fringe.
- He had black and blonde hair with a long fringe that drooped over his left eye, giving him a sort of mysterious look.
- His thin, reddish hair is neatly cut; a boyish fringe covers his forehead.
- She's sitting in her bedroom, on her bed, legs crossed and hair tied back, a heavy fringe tucked behind her ears.
- Scott put out his cigarette in the ashtray, and wiped his hand across his forehead, pushing back his fringe.
- The rest of her hair was black and cropped short, so the fringe hung like two pink curtains to her face.
- He stopped and turned around, pushing his fringe out of his deep dark eyes, glistening with tears.
- The man was white, in his thirties, quite tall, with pale skin and black, shoulder length hair with a short fringe.
- He had a fairly tanned look and he had dark brown hair with a blond fringe.
- Wisps of her fringe had escaped the loose ponytail and were now curling around her oval face.
- As part of a new image to promote the single, 21-year-old Kimberley, of Allerton, Bradford, has been given a new haircut with a fringe.
- You would also do well with a textured fringe or a fringe that was longer on the sides and slightly shorter in the middle.
- I glance in the wing mirror of the car and check how I look, I'm so nervous and my hands are shaking as I push my fringe away from my eyes.
- He pushed his fringes behind his ears and tilted his head, expecting an answer.
- Indeed the 34-year-old has even had her hair cut stylishly short with a fringe in the hope that she might look less like a ballet dancer in her everyday life.
- One was five feet eight inches tall with light brown hair over his ears, with white highlights in his fringe, which was over his forehead and gelled straight.
- My hairdresser was cutting my fringe quickly and expertly.
- The red one is bizarrely similar to the hair I used to have many years ago when I was at college, including the authentically crooked fringe.
3(periphery)(group/area) (before noun) marginal(music/medicine) alternativoon the fringe(s) of the town — en la periferia de la ciudad
- to live on the fringe(s) of society — vivir al margen de la sociedad
- the extremist fringe of the party — el sector extremista del partido
- fringe theatre — teatro alternativo / experimental
1(decorate with fringe)(rug/scarf) ponerle un fleco a
- This frame has a leather mat and hanging strap, and is fringed with scrap yarn.
- Sammy also lends me items of clothing that he's acquired from various sources, the latest being a fringed leather vest that he claims he found in a bag of clothing somewhere.
- Woven mats, often fringed with brightly colored wool, are used as gifts at the funerals of relatives.
- The white backdrop resembles a fringed altar cloth, with small fir trees stitched in the bottom portion.
- Stylishly clad in a pair of fashionably cut blue jeans and a close-fitting black top fringed with tassels along the lower edge, she was all smiles as she waved and acknowledged the cheers of the crowd.
- Chandeliers draped with fringed lampshades hung from the ceiling, while gilded mirrors and black-and-white photos of rock icons such as Debbie Harry and Billy Idol lined the red walls.
- Painted dragons hold up these canvasses, just as the carved silvered and tinted flying dragons support the blue silk satin window draperies, fringed with gold tassels.
- These handmade Timorese weavings, rectangular in shape and fringed on two edges, are useful as tablecloths, shawls or wall hangings.
- One has long silver legs and wears black motorcycle boots; another sports a multicolored fringed outfit with baby-pink platform shoes.
- The old man is wearing a maroon vest fringed with intricate weaving in orange, and has an enormous string of polished blue stones hung in six loops around his neck.
- Metallic mosaic tiles, opulently draped curtains, and fringed rugs and throws all contributed to the heady and exotic effect of an Ali Baba cave.
- He is clad in a jeweled robe fringed with ermine and his mustache and beard are immense and golden.
- The figure is represented in flowing vestments of white, fringed with gold; and she bears aloft a scarf half unfurled by the breeze.
- The surrounding ottomans are covered in deep-maroon silk and fringed with gold-dyed tassels.
- Traditional peasant women in mountain areas wear large, fringed shawls called pañolones.
- It was pulled tight over my stomach and bust, and was fringed with white fluff on the hem of the dress and ends of the sleeves.
- The early Danhauser sofas are distinguished by their silk upholstery and abundant fringed draperies.
- Her bed was covered in fringed pillows; a stuffed teddy bear sat in the middle of them.
- The gem-studded epaulettes are fringed with seed pearls.
- One of earliest references to the use of bookmarks was in 1584 when the Queen's Printer, Christopher Barker, presented Queen Elizabeth I with a fringed silk bookmark.
2(border)bordearfringed with fur — con una orla de piel
- As lakes go, they're pretty warm and fringed with white sand so swimming is easy, but you can also hire jet-skis, waterskis or fishing gear here.
- The road out of Belfast took us through neat suburbs fringed with lawns and gardens.
- Playground and workplace for British Columbia's people (most of whom live near its shores) the Strait of Georgia is fringed with hundreds of fjords, bays and estuaries.
- Pounding surf, galloping horses and a rugged coastline fringed with subtropical forests are standard ingredients of many a romantic creation.
- Columbia University walkways are still fringed with snow from late winter storms.
- The ribbon of land mass, fringed with coconut trees, stretches for more than 12,500 miles around a vast lagoon.
- The natural timber chalets of Tenggol Aqua Resort blend harmoniously into the environment, nestled comfortably amongst the lush green fringing the beach.
- Finally, there's a sweeping vista of a white beach fringed with coconut palms, with a pristine coral reef.
- However, they're fringed with mature cherry trees.
- The whole chamber was decorated with a deep blood color and fringed with gold.
- The hills rose into peaks, fringed with dark clusters of pine.
- And outside only a bird's mournful cry broke the stillness of the timeless, winding country lanes and mile upon rolling mile of flat farm land fringed by the sea.
- It's an otherworldly site, fringed with dunes and studded with bone-white calcium carbonate spires called tufa towers.
- Eventually we arrived at a black sand bay fringed with jungle.
- Soon the avenues will be fringed with pines where the Christmas tree sellers have set up their stalls.
- This one, fringed with Scotch moss, curves past lilies and other perennials.
- One included a hole in the top and we could climb out onto the top of the cliff so that we could overlook the western beach of the island and the beautiful reefs fringing the entire area.
- Nearly 2,000 participants from various parts of the city thronged the ground fringed with entertainment stalls and were dancing and trying their luck at the games.
- Her large eyes were a very unusual blend of blue and violet, fringed with long dark lashes.
- Timia is a gem of an oasis, a well watered valley, fringed by mountains.
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