In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbgirded, girt
1ceñir literarya country girt by sea — un país rodeado por mar
- I thought of our pilgrimages out of the city, the slow tide of traffic to the shore or family visits, a cincture of security and welcome girding the suburbs and beyond.
- Well that's interesting, because we sing in our national anthem that ‘Our land is girt by sea’, but we have been slow to recognise its importance in indigenous culture.
- The bushes rustled, and around us three more men, all with swords girt at their sides, stepped out.
- Soon his shoes were being girded with golden spurs.
- They gird their weapons, mount their horses, and form into groups in the guise of a troop of soldiers.
- Instead, he was dressed in a loose black robe with no sleeves, girt at the waist with a white metal belt.
- One was prepared to leave, and had only to gird his sword about his waist, when the other spoke suddenly.
- In the eastern section were three broad stone pillars supporting the balcony above, which girded the guest rooms on the second floor.
reflexive verbgirded, girt
1to gird oneself up for sth/to + inf — prepararse para algo/+ inf
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