In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(shine)brillo masculinelustre masculineto take the gloss off sth — quitarle la gracia a algo
- before noun gloss finish — acabado brillante
- Translucency, fluorescence, gloss and/or surface texture data also may be obtained.
- Just for something to do, she had volunteered to help with the job of adding a touch of colour to drab shells and a coat of clear varnish to add a gloss to porous surfaces, and the packing.
- In order to produce a higher sheen or gloss, we need to use a finer abrasive.
- The entire process takes about a week and is completed by giving the candied chestnuts a final coating of sugar syrup which dries to a smooth clear gloss.
- The eel skins were used locally to ease stiffness in wrists and limbs and eel oil was used to make horse tackle supple and to impart a brilliant and unmistakable gloss to shoes!
- She was sure it was real from the incredible sparkle and gloss of the gem.
- It is in the scalp that natural oils are manufactured and distributed throughout your hair to give it shine and gloss.
- You look outside and see it - that shining, shimmering gloss of frost on the ground, on the car, and in the trees.
- I hope it's better than the copywriter who worked on the label, which says ‘has your hair lost it's gloss?’
- The gorgeous updated style has added volume and lift around the crown while utilizing high gloss shine products for a rocker chic glow.
- These natural phenomena lend some sheen and gloss to the lake, which otherwise looks sick and forlorn now.
- Alma, which can darken hair, can be used for gloss and colour, it says.
- They were expecting the floor to have a smooth, grey finish, but it was high gloss, like a mirror.
- It was solid oak, hard and formidable, shining gloss in the dimly lit kitchen.
2also gloss paintpintura al esmalte femininepintura de esmalte feminineesmalte masculine
3(attractive appearance, semblance)barniz masculinea gloss of respectability — un barniz de respetabilidad
- to put a gloss on sth — disimular algo
- However, the legislation does still retain a superficial gloss to tempt the consumer/voter.
- Beneath the manufactured gloss of the event is a public transport infrastructure bursting at the seams.
- This film at least rips away the superficial gloss, and forces us to confront the utter savagery of the abuse heaped on Christ.
- In this day of spin and PR consultants, it can be hard to decipher what lies beneath the gloss.
- Beneath the gloss however, under the trees leafy boughs lies something darker.
1(explanatory note)glosa feminine
- Today, programme notes range from brief glosses to detailed analyses of the music and the circumstances surrounding its composition.
- Add to the author's own notes the glosses and historicizing of the book's editor, and you have a book with nearly three times the length of commentary as of text.
- Such commentary and glosses have profound applications for contextualizing the archival documents presented in this series.
- The theological treatises were probably already known at the court of Charlemagne around 800, and a tradition of glosses to the text probably goes back to the later ninth century.
- Not only are all statements susceptible to interpretation and qualification, but it is scarcely possible to understand any sophisticated statement without interpretation or gloss.
- And all subordinate authorities, at whatever level, were expressly forbidden to alter, gloss, or interpret the law in any way.
- Read in the context of Carpaccio's Hunting on the lagoon and the Two Venetian ladies, Parabosco's text seems to provide the perfect gloss to the material and psychological issues the painting presents.
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