In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(fabric)encaje masculinefeminine puntilla(curtains/handkerchief) de encaje
- While males worked as tailors of men's clothing, female slaves and freedwomen sewed dresses and made lace in the households and dressmaking establishments of the period.
- Here's what you get when you mix luxurious silk with a lace trim and fine ribbon lacing.
- Upon her bed was a gown of light blue silk trimmed with white lace and satin bows running from the neck to the waist.
- If you prefer something more feminine, create fabric corsages with a strip of thin material such as lace or silk.
- Maybe it was her exhaustion settling in, but the thick layers of silk and lace were as comforting as a pile of blankets fresh out of the dryer.
- Inside, the decor is New England simplicity: perfectly laundered white cotton curtains edged in lace, pine furniture and iron bedsteads.
- She went for the white one which featured lace and silk, but had no veil.
- The shapes are a lot more feminine, the fabrics - taffeta, silk and lace - are a lot more feminine, and there are more textures involved.
- Croft looked around, taking in the bright, sand-coloured walls, the cream drapes, the fine lace curtains about the windows.
- The young actor held a large white handkerchief trimmed with lace over his nose and mouth.
- The white silk and lace skirt hung low, leaving her midsection bare, and was flared slightly from the hips.
- She had dressed in a simple dark-blue dress with a white satin belt and lace collar.
- This outfit may be completed by a hat of lace or other fine cloth.
- Italy's handcrafted products include fine laces, linens, glass, pottery, carved marble, leather, and gold and silver work.
- Some varieties have leaves reminiscent of lace or needlepoint.
- Some of these packets were made of lace, others of cotton.
- On their wedding day, Elaine would wear white silk with lace.
- The back had a beautiful train of both lace and silk, which trailed four feet behind her when she walked.
- I suspect some of the lace on sale is manufactured by Chinese peasants copying Burano-Venetian lace patterns.
- Her jeans and black shirt were replaced by a dress of blue velvet, cream silk and white lace.
(on uniform)galón masculine
- It had simple, white lace along the collar and at the ends of the elbow length sleeves.
- There was gold lace down the seams on the sides of the arms showing skin.
- Her thick dark hair is pulled back and straightened, and she wears a long sea-foam green dress covered in ivory lace.
- Gold lace became confined to flag officers in both dress and undress uniforms; captains wore it only in full dress.
- Henceforth Bentham always wore his green coat with scarlet lapels, scarlet waistcoat with gold lace, and white breeches.
- I had worn a little blue velvet jacket with gold lace and now I clutched it possessively.
- The flashing gold epaulettes and gold lace on his 18th century naval uniform have been made by Wyedean Weaving.
- She sat before the organ wearing a simple black dress, no lace, no detail.
- She was a tall woman, dressed in a bright purple dress with lace, a dark blue shawl thrown about her shoulders and a black hat on her bright red hair.
- The dress was full of lace and ribbons and was satiny.
- She was indeed a vision in powder blue silk, the bodice of the dress enhanced with lace and even more pearls.
- The dress was tight at the waist and the bodice was decorated with black lace from the waistline up to the low neckline.
- She wore a white dress edged with lace and puffed sleeves, white shoes on her feet.
- Today, she had chosen a modest blue dress with tiny bits of lace at the bodice, sleeves, and hem.
- Cindy had the decency to get dressed, at least, although she was dressed in a ridiculously glamorous dress with lace and frills.
2.1cordón (de zapato) masculineagujeta feminine Mexicopasador masculine Peruyour laces are undone — tienes los cordones de los zapatos desamarrados Latin America River Plate
1(boots/shoes) acordonar(boots/shoes) ponerles los cordones a(boots/shoes) ponerles las agujetas a Mexico(boots/shoes) ponerles los pasadores a Peru
2(thread)pasarlace the cord through the holes — pase el cordón por los agujeros
3(fortify, spice)to lace sth with sth
- he laced my drink with vodka — me echó un chorro de vodka en la bebida
- the dessert was laced with liqueur — el postre estaba rociado de licor
- a story laced with wit and irony — una historia con una buena dosis de chispa e ironía
4(mark, streak)to be laced with sth — estar surcado de algo
1atarseamarrarse Latin America River Plate
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