In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(piece of cloth)trapo masculineto feel like a wet rag — estar hecho un trapo / un guiñapo informal
- She hurried over to one of the cabinets, not waiting for an answer, and pulled out a bottle of witch hazel and two clean rags.
- Forty-five years ago, he duked it out with his father over whether to expand into uniforms from the business of reclaiming and cleaning industrial rags.
- ‘Here, let me help you,’ he picked a rag and started cleaning Jonas' closet doors.
- The material looked to be nothing more than a small piece of an old rag or the corner of an old handkerchief.
- Then she turns back around and hands me a rag, ‘Go clean off the tables then get out of here.’
- The woman strode quickly to the tables, scooped up a few fallen petals, and dusted the throne with a clean rag, though it was already sparkling magnificence.
- He searches through drawers and finds a rag to clean the kit.
- He leaned down to gather clean water in the rag for rinsing, running the cloth over the same areas.
- Quickly, he ran to grab some rags to clean up, shaking his head - he knew he'd ruined his chance.
- There should be a clean rag under my pillow on the cot.
- Pure-white, 100-percent cotton rags are the choice of professional painters.
- It hadn't taken Lee long to come back with a clean wet cloth before the cold rag was pressed to Kris' scalp.
- Before she could even get to the rags to start cleaning, she collapsed on the floor.
- Presently she came back with a kettle of water still warm from the noon fire and a bundle of clean rags.
- Then he disassembled the rifle and cleaned it with rags and a long, thin brush.
- Even pieces of rags were shoved into the gaps peeping through the corners of its locked door.
- Waving pieces of wing fabric and burning oily rags in a bucket, the men enthusiastically entered into this exercise, mindful that it might save them from another night at sea.
- Christie kept her eyes fixed on the girl as she wiped her hands clean on a rag and straightened her apron, finally coming out of the kitchen into the hall.
- Though it follows no known pattern of quiltmaking, and though it is made of bits and pieces of worthless rags, it is obviously the work of a person of powerful imagination and deep spiritual feeling.
- Finally, polish the tiles with soapy water and a rag or sponge to remove the dried-on film of grout.
2informal, derogatory(newspaper)periodicucho masculine derogatory
3rags plural(tattered clothes)harapos masculineandrajos masculinedressed in rags — cubierto de harapos / andrajos
- You could see the homeless on the streets, in their tattered rags and scraps of what were once new, clean clothes; they were all begging.
- Who would leave a child in this kind of weather in nothing but rags?
- The city and its people were immaculately clean, the paths and squares swept, and the humblest canoemen clean in his rags.
- Clothed in gray rags, the expression on her face was happier than anyone else's Marcy had ever seen: half joy, half, Marcy perceived, stark, raving mad.
- At the welcoming ceremony all the children lined up, looking like brilliant, unidentifiable flowers in their rags and robes of reds and maroons.
- These women, of every age of life, with their tattered rags falling off their thin arms, stood silent as we passed.
- He had a clean appearance despite his rags and an honest weary face.
- Their faces are scarred from infections caused by sandfly bites, and they are dressed in filthy rags.
- There's one guy who gets on the tube with an accordion, while his son, in tattered rags, goes up and down the aisles with a Pringles can to collect spare change.
- A lone figure in tattered oily rags walked away from the work pit, ignoring the grunts and noise as slaves returned to their tasks.
- They were dressed and starring blankly around the room at the other girls who were obviously forcing themselves out of bed and into their tattered rags.
- The photograph depicts two youths in horrendously tattered rags.
- Why were the noble elite of an advanced Iron Age tribe dressed in drab rags and covered in mud?
- He was shabbily dressed, but not in tattered rags as many of the beggars had been.
- The ‘paint’ consisted of about ten people dressed in multicloured rags who either held on or let go of the roller as the effect required.
- But they don't moan, because it's not that big a deal; they simply don their gaudy rags and their dancing shoes and get on with it.
- There was no water to drink or wash in and children were begging, dressed in filthy rags.
- As part of a campaign to tame his wild bride, the groom showed up late, wearing rags and old boots, and carrying a broken sword.
- He is barely recognisable among the grime, dressed in filthy rags and as anaemic and leaden as his surroundings.
- In rags she huddled in the corner of her dank cell.
transitive verbragged, ragging
1tomarle el pelo a informal
- The lads were ragging me about that, declaring I had lost my touch, he laughed.
- They rag each other endlessly about race and all its permutations, yet two men couldn't be more bonded together than they are in these mysteries.
- I apologize to Mr. Russell for ragging him but that's what happens when you have a rock garden named after you.
- Apparently they are not impressed about my ragging their class mascot.
- It's like watching your child being ragged in the schoolyard.
- Hey, I'm not ragging you guys, it's nice to know someone actually reads my stuff…
- Mind you, that didn't stop us from ragging him rotten all day about being ‘under-equipped’!
- In interviews, he is so polished and articulate that his teammates rag him as an Ivy Leaguer (he went to Nebraska).
- He keeps it light and he has just the right touch and timing to know when to rag me about it and when to lay off and let me do things in my own time.
- Instead of being ragged and teased on all year like I was last year, I decided to bring just a few cassettes that I made over the summer.
- Nick's friends rag him about being Suzanne's lapdog, especially after they find out Nick has offered to drive her to the airport.
- I clearly recall ragging my mother for her expensive taste in clothing before I was even a pre-teen.
1rag week(in British universities)semana durante la cual se recaudan fondos para obras benéficas
- The Institute closed its bar during rag week last year and has developed a code of practice for all drinks-related activity on campus.
- Police have given permission for the march to take place although refused to let it begin from York Minster because of the University's student rag week.
- Nowhere, did I witness a promotion for soft drinks, sandwiches, soup etc. during rag week.
- Three men who met as students had been singing university rag songs at the end of a day-long reunion when tragedy struck on a country lane, an inquest heard yesterday.
- In rag week the college's Dome Bar was closed in an effort to encourage moderate alcohol drinking.
- We'd planned loads of entertainment in the bar right across rag week including comedians, bands and DJs.
- He was among 1,000 students involved in the rag procession through the streets of Cheltenham on a Saturday morning.
- Although in the past I know I have fully expressed my dislike for getting taken to school by my parents, during rag week we really had no choice.
- He wasn't a med student collecting in the street for rag week.
- A college which closed its bar during rag week last year has vowed to continue its clampdown on alcohol abuse.
- The spectacle of seeing drunken teenage boys and girls falling on the streets early in the afternoon shocked many in Sligo during rag week.
- The whole gang get kidnapped by students indulging in some sort of rag week prank.
- It made me laugh, even though it had a kind of amateur, student rag week kind of feel to it.
- For the past eight decades or so, the Union has been housed in its distinctive premises at the bottom of University Avenue, regularly stormed by rival Strathclyde students on rag days.
- You can't really win against a load of rag week stunts, can you?
- The rag week, from February 8 to 16, is the main source of fundraising.
- Half the time they act like they are taking part in a university rag week.
1composición de ragtime feminine
- Composed rags were widely published and became extremely popular among white amateur pianists, though it is likely that the black creators of ragtime would have played in a much freer manner than the written music suggests.
- It definitely puts his performances of Scott Joplin's rags in a different light!
- It is based on traditions of rag music and social protest lyrics.
- Each book contains ballads, blues, Latin pieces and rags.
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