In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Avoid strangulation with window-blind cords by installing breakaway tassels.
- She rode her bike closer to him, clutching the white handles with the decorative purple and pink tassels hanging from it.
- A fascinating mix of braids, tassels, chenilles and decorative trimmings in delicate silken yarn complements the entire package.
- Each panel is embroidered before assembling the skirt and decorative welting, cord and tassels are added for just the perfect finishing touch.
- Accessorize with tassels, decorative tie-backs and other touches.
- On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, they will learn specialist Japanese braid, cord and tassel making, under Waldman's trained instruction.
- So he got back in touch with Margaret who quickly rustled up two pairs, one with black and gold satin stripes, the other covered in sequins complete with gold tassels.
- They had tassels of gold strung on their painted horns.
- Also, the rails carried black cords with black tassels hanging down, giving a sombre effect to the wooden coffin clamped to the trolley platform.
- Painted dragons hold up these canvasses, just as the carved silvered and tinted flying dragons support the blue silk satin window draperies, fringed with gold tassels.
- Or see your local retailer for advice on replacing the existing cords with safety tassels.
- She wore a bright red dress that fell to her knees in length, with black petticoats adorned with gold colored tassels.
- The flag hung from a gold-painted dowel and was adorned with gold tassels.
- The New Testament records that observant Judeans wore decorations called tassels on their garments.
- Wrap tassel drapery cords around the pillow and tie them to the chair.
- Some loincloths were painted and decorated with tassels, which symbolized falling rain.
- My gown had three velvet stripes on each flowing sleeve and my tassel was gold.
- He was garbed in a thick robe of blood red, trimmed with a golden thread and tassels.
- Their traditional loincloths are sometimes decorated with bright tassels and pompoms.
- It had curtains of velvety maroon, which were tied back with gold tassels.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.