In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on gold, silver, platinum)contraste masculinesello (de contraste) masculine
2(distinguishing characteristic)distintivo masculinesello masculinethe hallmark of a gentleman — el (sello) distintivo de un caballero
- the hallmark of quality — el distintivo / el sello de calidad
- it bore all the hallmarks of a crime of passion — tenía todas las características de un crimen pasional
1contrastaris it hallmarked? — ¿tiene el sello de contraste?
- The hallmarks applied to the silver examples enable approximate dates of manufacture to be applied to those made in glass.
- The hall courts also granted permission to establish a factory and inspected the goods produced; approved goods were stamped with a hallmark after payment of a fee.
- He listed the weight of silver, the hallmarks and commented on the quality of the workmanship.
- This is to be an appeal against the proposal by Italy for the abandonment of hallmarks on gold and silver throughout the EU.
- Also included is a section titled ‘Who's Who in the House of Faberge,’ giving the workmasters, the companies, and their hallmarks and other stamps.
- This blend of practicality and visual/tactile appeal remains the hallmark of the ever-expanding line of Pearce Grip products.
- If he can get into his stride from the throw-in at Clones, then Coulter has the capacity to leave his hallmark of solid gold quality firmly etched on the game.
- The Servant has all the hallmarks of good British case studies of ‘normal’ life and the abnormal things we do in it.
- I'm constantly hearing it referenced as the hallmark of useful design that masks powerful features.
- Intellectual consistency is the hallmark of a fine legal mind.
- For all those reasons, uncertainty is the hallmark of the position obtained by somebody acquiring one of these products and, certainly, no countable risk.
- A true coffee lover knows that the hallmark of a truly fine establishment is the free refill.
- After all, a glaring double standard has been a hallmark of our nation's drug policy for decades.
- Good proportions and substance are the hallmark of a fine St Bernard.
- In contrast, ‘Parallel Universe’ is a catchy song with the hallmarks of a foot-tapping standard.
- Clear and distinct ideas are the hallmark of Cartesian thought, and Marion turns to the meaning of idea in Descartes.
- He was determined to apply himself with the same diligence which was the hallmark of his refereeing.
- The whole affair has typified the double standards that are a hallmark of New Labour.
- Long hours, mysterious forced injections for female workers and unattainable quotas are the hallmark of factories on the Massacre river.
- The writer adapted the production from his own stage play, and each interchange has an authenticity which is the hallmark of a fine ear for dialogue.
- Of course, he could be simply practicing the fine ear for accents that is the hallmark of any truly great actor.
- All these influences helped him develop the geometrically regular and spare outlines that became the hallmark of his style.
- For many artists, the pixelated line that is the hallmark of digital drawing programs has become as available a device as unmediated strokes of pen and ink.
- In the women's double Elise Laverick and Sarah Winckless displayed the mid-course maturity that has been a hallmark of the British women's squad here to take bronze.
- They may not be the best hurling team around but they have some fine players and the hallmark of their play is honest endeavour.
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