In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(left-over)restos masculinethe remnants of Napoleon's army — lo que quedaba del ejército napoleónico
- a remnant of the past — una reliquia / un vestigio del pasado
- the last remnants of her self-respect — los últimos rastros de su amor propio
- There has also been a concerted effort to preserve the remnants of the World Trade Centre.
- She wiped away the last remnants of her tears.
- It happened in front of the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Second Temple.
- Nine hundred years later, the remnant of their empire is a small, weary nation, divided between two countries, with a bad reputation due west, and a genetic legacy like no other, stretching from the Pacific to the Caspian Sea.
- We will find them and we will defeat these remnants of the former regime.
- To one side, the tattered remnants of spacesuits collected dust on old shelves.
- The remnants of the French armies were able to retreat to the frontier but Spain was lost.
- Water dripped from the ceiling, and in one corner we found burnt remnants of clothing.
- The discovery suggests that many other fossil bones may contain well-preserved remnants of bone marrow, the scientists say.
- Less than one percent remains in scattered rainforest remnants.
- Nearby is the Bosco di Mesola, the only remnant of the woodland which once covered most of the delta area: here Italy's last surviving native population of red deer took refuge, protected by the malarial swamps all around.
- Bottomland hardwood forests and remnants of swamp forests can be found near the flood control reservoirs.
- The coalfield represents an erosional remnant of the South Wales coal basin preserved within the Variscan fold belt.
- The insurgents represent the remnants of a regime of torture and repression.
- Last night, the remnants of the terrorist army were fleeing under heavy American bombing.
- Now scientists have plans to save its remnants from the rising tide of development.
- A remnant of the old army is supporting and perhaps leading the current chaos.
- Jewish people who are aware of this history know that if they lose control over Jerusalem, they will inevitably lose access to the only remnant of their Holy Temple.
- Now, less than one percent remains as fragmented remnants scattered across 75,000 hectares.
- I will not let him destroy the last remnants of our family.
2(of cloth)retazo masculineretal masculine Spain
- Other quick-change options include crocheted doilies, printed tea towels, monogrammed napkins, or hemmed fabric remnants.
- You can even make your own by using two foot high section of a four by four, two foot by two foot piece of heavy plywood and a carpet remnant.
- If you're using corduroy remnants, cut the strips across the fabric grain with the cords running perpendicular to the strip length.
- Instead, I'll probably just cut a hunk of carpet remnant to fit the small area of exposed bed.
- A species of knitted golem stretched out on the floor, it extracts sense memories of his childhood home from the Urals folk custom of making carpets out of fabric remnants.
- Since dealers tend to sell remnants at a discount, it's well worth the extra effort.
- To complete the holiday look use fabric remnants to make holiday table runners or simply wrap your table in holiday paper.
- Check your fabric stash, or purchase remnants that can be cut and used for patches.
- The warehouse is a treasure trove of inexpensive art supplies, including fabric remnants, wallpaper samples, tiles, and picture frames.
- She lost her balance and fell headfirst onto a 1-cm thick piece of plush carpet remnant covering the concrete floor.
- Add some batting, wadding or any padding that you can find then cover this with a fabric remnant before hot gluing cones, fruits or any other harvest decorations and a large bow to the wreath.
- Willie made me beautiful dresses, even if she used leftover pieces and remnants.
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