In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(feathers)plumón de cisne masculine
- A very light rouleau of swansdown bordered the corsage and the fronts of the dress.
- Everything about her shimmers and shines, all softened by beautiful white swansdown and feathers.
- On the chest, there is a shaped cloth panel which is decorated with swansdown, rhinestones and mirrors.
- It was a fancy version of the scarf and could be made of swansdown or fur.
- The weavers emigrated to the Austrian Low Countries, especially to Mouscron, where production of swansdown was allowed since 1758.
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