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(of building)portal masculine
- The gap forms a portal, almost like a ceremonial entrance to the canyon.
- With this Setisia approached a lone guard standing beside a small portal in one of the gates.
- You are welcomed through the rough perimeter wall by a gate of rusted steel, a tree and by the portal of the canopy beyond.
- He laughed softly and directed me out of the chapel, towards the portals of the main doorway and the sunlight in the plaza.
- I drove past the studios; the gates seemed like portals to some other world.
- One will, most likely, exit out of the posh portals of a private school to enter a supermarket to sell groceries.
- Stepping out of the wooden portals, your nostrils are assailed by the pungent smell of leaf-wrapped dosai.
- It seems to be about to go through a doorway or portal of some sort.
- Mayan shamans in the Yucatan, who go into caves to have visions, see caves as portals or doors that lead somewhere else.
- But the sand last been blown over here by the wind through these portals on the first floor of this building.
- This road leads from a rock located at the southern tip of the island to another in the north in which there is a kind of doorway or portal.
- It looks like a large circular doorway in the forest - a portal if you will.
- After a few attempts at opening the recalcitrant portal, Black realised it was a security door.
- The people were shoulder to shoulder through the gate portal.
- Stopping before a kind of stuccoed portal with iron gates, Tin announced our arrival.
- The Palace stands in a garden dominated by huge plane trees and its facade blends mosaic tiles, decorative plasterwork and arched portals.
1.2(of tunnel)boca feminine
- Some states had Web sites they called portals but they were really just places to download information.
- Scotland Online, one of the country's leading portals and internet service providers, will launch its rebranded website this week.
- It also faces competition from a growing number of internet portals as we have said, which are adding voice components to instant messaging and gaming.
- Industry related directories or portals are great sites to get links from.
- Now Clare has teamed up with other independent maternitywear retailers across the country to form an internet portal with links to their websites.
- People are used to being able to set up completely customized news sites using various portals or news aggregators.
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