In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(down-to-earth)(philosophy) de andar por casa(philosophy) popular(wisdom) popular(virtue/folks) sencillo
- New employees are given a little book that combines Woodroffe's story with his homespun philosophy of success.
- This is not some homespun philosophy to make us all feel better.
- She is conscious that her simple, homespun style left her open to misinterpretation.
- Wigan's improvement since losing their first two matches has been both remarkable and romantic - a heart-warming tale of homespun success in these increasingly mercenary times.
- The sessions are homespun affairs, filled with truisms and real-life examples that anyone can relate to.
- There could even be a variety of homespun cottage industries that might sprout up in conjunction with the city, and could thrive and flourish as viable and even vital parts of it.
- There's something homespun, simple, and heroic about him.
- ‘Do not trust homespun remedies,’ she added as a warning.
- So what has all this homespun philosophy got to do with the crisis in public liability insurance?
- But what energises Bloom's deceptively simple book is not the homespun wisdom, but the extraordinary energy which he invests in his writing.
- The professionalism of the recent past, the thing that made the late '90s art world seem corporate and unsafe, is morphing into something less predictable, more homespun.
- When Gen. Franks utters them, the words spin off his lips with a warm homespun flavor.
- Inspired by primitivism and American folk art, he painted idealized images of homespun America.
- But she said he would benefit most from a piece of simple homespun advice.
- Davenport's purposefully low-tech sculptures maintain a good balance of homespun craftsmanship and conceptual artistry.
- Despite the homespun image it cultivates in its ads, it operates with an arrogance and avarice that would make the multinationals blush and John D. Rockefeller envious.
- Already famous as the inventor of the lightning conductor, his homespun philosophizing and simple style charmed the world of the Court and the intellectual salons alike.
- His patient rise from humble origins to eminence, his simple tastes and homespun manner, inspired general affection.
- Many of them are not businesses on the traditional model at all, but homespun affairs staffed by teenagers and run out of bedrooms and even pubs.
- Their plain virtues and homespun beliefs are the bedrock of decency and integrity in our nation and in the world.
2(wool) hilado artesanalmente(wool) hilado a manohomespun cloth — tejido artesanal masculine
- It almost seemed to be like the homespun cloth her shoulder sash was made from.
- Doll makers dressed their creations in homespun materials or in clothing found in mountain stores.
- The fabric is all pretty thin 100% cotton homespun stuff so the first thing that immediately leaps to mind is a summer dress for Amelia.
- She looked no more than five and a half feet tall, and she wore a simple, pale red dress of homespun cotton.
- Only on isolated frontiers might homespun fabrics still be found; only among urban elites did imported textiles have a substantial market.
- Good homespun clothes… these should disguise you well enough.
- ‘Chocolate would be fine,’ she said, taking a seat at the table nearest the counter and hanging her gray wool cloak on a peg on the wall, revealing that she was wearing a light blue homespun dress.
- The men wear baggy trousers, usually made of indigo-dyed homespun fabric.
- Traditionally, they wear tunics and sarongs of homespun cotton, dyed red, blue, and black.
- Both male and female folk costumes made of homespun cloth and sheepskin were multi-colored and featured intricate embroidery.
- ‘Oh, I was selling some of my homespun yarn to the tailor,’ Emily replied.
- Women dressed up in fancy homespun cotton dresses and men wore their jeans, cowboy belts, silk, striped shirts.
- His mother had spun and woven flax and wool; his father had operated a wool-carding mill and a shop for pressing and dyeing homespun cloth.
- They wear a uniform - blouse and trousers - of a bright homespun material, without any facings, but with brass buttons and collar ornaments.
- In the past, clothing was most often rough homespun cloth made from their own cotton, but today manufactured fabric or store-bought clothes are increasingly common.
- No longer confined to the realm of the patriot, this homespun yarn has now entered the territory of international and domestic fashion.
- Tweed is a rough textured wool, originally homespun and slightly felted.
- Its origin can be traced to the Indus Valley civilisation when the people used homespun cotton for weaving.
- The early immigrants were usually clothed in homespun cloth and caps.
- His collarless shirt, though of simple homespun muslin, was very comfortable, and half-unlaced at the moment.
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