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
- 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.
- It was solid oak, hard and formidable, shining gloss in the dimly lit kitchen.
- 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.
- Alma, which can darken hair, can be used for gloss and colour, it says.
- In order to produce a higher sheen or gloss, we need to use a finer abrasive.
- 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!
- 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.
- They were expecting the floor to have a smooth, grey finish, but it was high gloss, like a mirror.
- 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.
- These natural phenomena lend some sheen and gloss to the lake, which otherwise looks sick and forlorn now.
- You look outside and see it - that shining, shimmering gloss of frost on the ground, on the car, and in the trees.
- Translucency, fluorescence, gloss and/or surface texture data also may be obtained.
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
- Beneath the manufactured gloss of the event is a public transport infrastructure bursting at the seams.
- Beneath the gloss however, under the trees leafy boughs lies something darker.
- However, the legislation does still retain a superficial gloss to tempt the consumer/voter.
- In this day of spin and PR consultants, it can be hard to decipher what lies beneath the gloss.
- This film at least rips away the superficial gloss, and forces us to confront the utter savagery of the abuse heaped on Christ.
1(explanatory note)glosa feminine
- And all subordinate authorities, at whatever level, were expressly forbidden to alter, gloss, or interpret the law in any way.
- 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.
- Not only are all statements susceptible to interpretation and qualification, but it is scarcely possible to understand any sophisticated statement without interpretation or gloss.
- 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.
- 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.
- Today, programme notes range from brief glosses to detailed analyses of the music and the circumstances surrounding its composition.
- This theme has to be glossed somewhat, because of the platform, but we can make the point that much criticism of our appointees has been misdirected.
- Many of the partnership claims of this and other networks are glossed to satisfy the needs of program bureaucrats.
- But the third argument could be glossed rather differently.
- Its complex interrelatedness means that each short work helps gloss the others.
- For myself, I think there are dangers in seeking to gloss the words of the Convention itself.
- He glosses the term as ‘being a colloquial word for anger’.
- Take all the Latin words in Shakespeare, for instance - in Victorian times, educated people had studied Latin in school - not so today, so they need to be carefully glossed.
- He abandons metaphor in order to gloss the Biblical texts that were foundational to Jewish and Christian marital law.
- But why then did he not simply gloss the word ‘necessity’ with ‘chronos’?
- In these word lists, papalagi is glossed as ‘foreign cloth’.
- We lost this case before the Court of Appeal because they conflated the two questions and glossed the plaintiff's evidence in an unacceptable way.
- His zeal can be tiresome, but his writing is so good that you never feel like he's glossing the story.
- And it has always been glossed by pop historians and ‘experts’ as a mere tribituary.
- The article begins with an artist's rendering of the ‘smoke’ that billowed from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with text that glossed the final days of the war.
- They use expressions which themselves are glossed, like ‘obvious to try’.
- Intriguingly, venustate is later glossed in that text with the same Old English term, ‘faegemesse,’ perhaps suggesting in this instance a collapse of distinction between sorts of beauty.
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