In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in wall)aspillera femininetronera feminine
- Its facade mixes Georgian colonnades with the loopholes and turrets of a mediaeval castle; above, Palladian arcades rise to Mughal copulas.
- It looked more like a castle than a railhead, with solid stone walls pierced by tiny loopholes.
- Like the police checkposts en route, most farmsteads are fortified with high walls and loopholes.
- Domestic buildings in the right place could be fortified by having their walls pierced by loopholes, their floors either removed or strengthened, and their doors and windows blocked.
2(in law, contract)a legal loophole, a loophole in the law — (que se presta a trampas) una laguna jurídica / legal / en la ley
- the regulations are riddled with loopholes — el reglamento deja abiertas muchas escapatorias
- to close (off) a loophole — eliminar una posibilidad de escapatoria
- Tax avoidance schemes aim to exploit loopholes in the law that allow those with hefty tax liabilities to cut their bills dramatically and, in some cases, reduce them to zero.
- He developed an international reputation by exploiting a loophole letting US companies cut their tax burden.
- She chooses to improvise, to break rules, to find loopholes.
- And even schools that participate can use huge loopholes to circumvent rules.
- And it's not enough just to denounce corporations that exploit tax loopholes; the real answer is to deny them the opportunity.
- Indeed, for reasons that are well beyond me, that particular jurisdiction actually designs tax loopholes to be exploited by a variety of companies.
- I have certainly bent the rules, or found loopholes to use to my advantage.
- He is still entitled to pick up £192 for each day he signs in, plus first-class travel for himself and his wife to their home in Argyllshire, by exploiting a loophole in the expenses rules.
- However, if officials sometimes don't want to release certain information, they can still find loopholes in the new rules.
- So, has he merely and cleverly taken advantage of a loophole in the rules?
- According to the tax expert, accountancy and banking advisers are engaged in a continuous contest of spotting and exploiting tax loopholes.
- The governor also said laws are under review to preclude ambiguity and to close loopholes allowing suspects to evade arrest.
- Politicians exploit loophole in rules on housing expenses
- And I have specific proposals that include ending tax loopholes and tax shelters that will help address the budget deficit.
- But some professional investors and hedge funds take advantage of loopholes in the rules to sell shares without making any attempt to borrow the stock.
- There are few, if any, ambiguities and no apparent loopholes or omissions.
- The Government has been accused of fostering a tax avoidance culture after it emerged that millions have been lost on a tax loophole.
- The council promised to introduce new rules to close a loophole allowing people with such serious criminal pasts to drive cabs.
- Consumer groups last night accused the industry of hiding crucial exclusion clauses amid pages of legalese, and warned that insurers were increasingly likely to exploit loopholes and ambiguity in the small print.
- The loophole in the rules effectively means that every season a couple of clubs have two chances to win the cup.
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