In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- My grandmother is one of the last women on the planet who wears a girdle.
- The actual subject herself only appears once or twice; the ‘portrait’ is built up metonymically, in terms of the objects the mother once wore or used: chemises, girdles, shoes, lipsticks, false teeth.
- Olivia obeyed, first putting on the girdle, feeling incredibly stupid, and then the bra that gave her so much lift it hurt.
- She wore a white gown with a gilded leather girdle about her slender hips and her hair gleamed like molten gold in the morning sun.
- Others must rely on foam-padded bras and girdles to create womanly curves.
- I wore the girdle to sleep, I wore the girdle to blog, I wore the girdle to watch TV.
- Unlike most sports bras or girdles currently on the market, this bra provides maximum support while minimizing the size of your breasts.
- ‘I usually wear a girdle to hide any bumps,’ Dawn laughed.
- There they had me strip off behind a bush and put on a long line bra and girdle, a dress and wig.
- But then again, she wore girdles and kept monogrammed hankies and Devonshire toffees in her handbag.
- She pulled on a loose fitting chemise and a violet silk skirt over her girdle and stockings and left her room silently, in search of adventure.
- And most of all, she didn't have to wear a girdle.
- I shall wear my girdle at home as girdles are socially unacceptable.
- Right now I should be wearing a bra and girdle and at times do and if I can ever afford to live alone I probably will.
- A bonus of tight winter underwear is that it acts as a sort of girdle to hold in the saggy bits of fat, giving you a slimmer silhouette.
- Yet the exhibit still reveals the intricate machinery that made the New Look work: corsets, brassieres and girdles re-emerged from decades past to discipline the female body into the latest couture creations.
- He unlaced her girdle rapidly; all the while his lips took in her face.
- Avoid tight-fitting clothing or undergarments that restrict blood flow at the waist, groin & legs (e.g. girdles, stockings & socks).
- She reaches up her skirt, wriggles, yanks free an enormous, elastic, tan girdle.
- I may have been only six years old at the time but even I knew you couldn't possibly forget you were wearing a girdle.
2(belt)cinturón masculinea girdle of coral reef encircles the island — un cinturón de arrecifes de coral circunda la isla literary
- The chulter, an intricately woven apron, is worn below the black wool girdle or belt.
- Its versatility gave it multitudinous forms, a girdle, a patka or waistband, or a drape around the shoulders.
- The sleeves flared out at her elbows, and the silver girdle accentuated her slender waist; the fabric clung to her slim form.
- His long-sleeved, shirt-like garment is held in at the waist by a narrow girdle.
- It was a beautiful, yet plain sea-green gown with a small girdle.
- The men wore gold chains, pendants, girdles, and finger rings.
- They served as belt toggles to hold containers for tobacco, money and other objects that would be carried on the cloth belt or girdle, as the kimono had no pockets.
- His midriff was protected by a drape of chainmail covering a leather girdle and loincloth.
- A yard was originally the length of a man's belt or girdle, as it was called.
- Some insignia, such as hats, necklaces, belts, and girdles, are worn daily.
- In dress he affected a purple robe with a golden girdle, bronze sandals, and a Delphic laurel-wreath, and in his manner he was grave and cultivated a regal public persona.
- Such gems could be woven into important clothing, on belts and girdles, mounted as jewellery, or just collected for their own sake.
- There were rings for slender fingers, bracelets for elegant arms, girdles for shapely waists, and anklets for nimble feet that danced happily in the courtyard to the sound of sweet music.
- Black belts were strapped tightly across the waists and two of the men had an additional girdle across their broad chests from top left to bottom right.
- Carmona, a half-hour's comfortable drive from Sevilla, is no exception, its Moorish hill-top fortifications girdled by a skirt of glaring white walls and terracotta roofs that spill down to the surrounding plains.
- The trade winds from both hemispheres converge towards the doldrums and a zone of low pressure, the equatorial trough, that girdles the earth.
- All over Europe, the fringes of suburbia are blighted by the dreary apparatus of industry - undecorated sheds and dour offices in glum lots girdled by sterile acres of parking.
- Elegant arcades girdled courtyards but most remaining today have been roughly adapted to modern needs.
- Like all the best old towns, it folds into its landscape, the grid of terraces like contours girdling the hill.
- During the low light of new moons, the satellites are sensitive enough to capture the network of electric lights girdling the globe.
- The bus stop in her village is a semi circle of paved road girdled by a hillock.
- To watch these small whales swimming only five miles from the city was a great privilege; to watch them departing on a river girdled with filth was less so.
- A large patio stepped down to a lawn girdled by flowers and cedars.
- You can only girdle the globe 38 times with that.
- About 35 serene green miles later, you're in Leiden, a university city girdled by canals and dominated by the gothic ostentation of its 15th century church.
- According to their research, the droplets must have condensed from the cooling vapor cloud that girdled the Earth following the impact.
- Permanent examples of anticyclones exist in the subtropics, where a belt of anticyclones girdles the world at latitudes between about 20 and 40 degrees.
- Place a girdle or heavy non-stick frying pan on a medium heat.
- We were flipping bannocks and oatcakes on girdles centuries before sun-dried-tomato ciabatta was invented.
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