In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be privy to
formaltener conocimiento deI am not privy to the President's intentions — no tengo conocimiento de las intenciones del Presidente
- There is already a precedent for this because local residents (including my family) all have concessionary tickets to the privy gardens and have had them since they were replanted.
- Not many people had her com number, not the portable one anyway, they all called her via privy line at the office or at home.
- The king and his consort had privy kitchens to serve them.
- Sundays were further elevated as the principal court day with new regulations governing behaviour at chapel, and the privacy and dignity of Charles's privy lodgings were reinforced.
- The names of these privy individuals are known, since this is all done by the book.
1retrete masculineexcusado masculine
- In cities where blocks were laid out with rear access, separate houses were sometimes built behind the privies, facing the alleys and creating almost invisible low rent districts.
- She said it was difficult to imagine the derelict state of many of Bradford's old buildings in the 1950s and 1960s, when rents were low, and the properties usually had no water and a shared outside privy.
- It was just as well that the neighbours were so friendly as some of the outside loos - or privies - had two and four holes in them, allowing several people to go to the loo at the same time.
- Hidden away under a large yew tree was the privy or earth closet, our only toilet facilities.
- Tiana blanched as he left, and she stood there, the three wooden boxes that housed the privy holes before her, the kitchens to her left and behind her.
- When the ground softened in the spring, Montgomery had laborers dig privies, one for every four houses, twenty-eight feet deep, about five feet in diameter, and brick-lined so they could be emptied repeatedly.
- The new law went beyond previous efforts to ban the outdoor privies of existing buildings, now declaring that they had to be replaced with modern toilets.
- A public meeting heard that privies from some houses went directly into a ‘rubble drain’ originally intended to take away storm water.
- Both sets of my grandparents had outside privies.
- For example, one by-law informs householders they must make sure they clean their outside privy at least once a week or face the stiff penalty of a £2 fine.
- She had to share her cousin's bed on a verandah and use an outside privy across a cowfield.
- We also pointed out that the introduction of the outside privy in the late 19th century was a major step forward for sanitation, and that these modest buildings were therefore part of the social history of the area.
- People drink in their offices, they drink on horseback, they drink on the privy, they drink pretty much wherever and whenever they have a free hand.
- Fortunately we're able to pass the time walking backwards and forwards to the outside privy at the bottom of the yard and moving the coal in and out of the bath for our annual wash.
- After moving in, I built a raised platform and installed a toilet seat, converting the privy from a squatter to a sitter.
- Then she jumped off the step, raced to the only private place she knew - the outside privy - and sobbed her heart out.
- The privy had its little stand in the corner with a blue curtain and a small wash stand and porcelain sink with a mirror.
- However, she is unhappy that her application to put a wooden summerhouse in her newly-landscaped garden has been rejected by planning officers on the grounds that it would be in the vicinity of the privy.
- In one house with sixteen families there were only two privies.
- They dig latrines, cobble together privies and chicken coops, and struggle to build cabins from piles of pine logs.
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