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 in tatters — estar hecho jirones
- she was dressed in rags and tatters — iba harapienta y andrajosa
- her reputation is in tatters — su reputación está destrozada
- the economy is in tatters — la economía está por los suelos
- And finally, we found the chamber in which she was kept, spread-eagled against one wall, dressed in rags and tatters of her once-magnificent gown.
- Scraps and tatters of the past whirled in my head.
- Just as some people, apparently servants in rags and tatters, served dinner.
- About half a mile from the Desolate Borough's walls, the city dumped the by-products of dyes, tatters of textiles, and every other waste that had no use for.
- How many pairs of boots did Carlyon tear to tatters in his researches?
- Yesterday I bought new shoes, and told the clerk I needed something that would stand up to a great dealing walking the next day without shredding my heel into red tatters.
- Jonathan Crane, wearing the rags and tatters of his Scarecrow costume, without his mask, is relaxing on a couch, feet up on an endtable.
- Other times I want to jump up and down on them until they are in shreds and tatters, cursing the preciosity of it all.
- There were blackened corpses and skeletons scattered among the rocks and wood; just bone, metal, and tatters of rotting flesh rejected or missed by scavengers.
- He designs his costume, most often resorting to rags and tatters.
- A few bits of bone and tatters of cloth were all that remained of Orhandia.
- A crowd that clutched parcels of packaged joy had gathered around a joyless, shoeless vagrant who was dressed in newspaper-stuffed tatters.
- They never would have suspected a spy of any sorts the only person there was an old man from the looks of it sitting in a corner covered from head to foot in old rags and tatters.
- There were photographs stuck to the stone wall, packages with letters, coins, tatters of cloth.
- The few shreds and tatters of pre-1960s culture, I suppose.
- His clothes were completely ruined, no more than tatters.
- Song fragments and electronic tatters abound on this album, and at the moments you put out your hand to their allure, Maricich snaps them back with a smirk.
- It had certainly seen better days, for now sky could be seen through a large gap in one area of the ceiling and the several colourful tapestries adorning the walls were now no more than tatters.
- How can one say that contemporary theories of Egyptian archeologically based history are nothing more than notions derived from a few rags & tatters?
- I twirled the leaf around in my fingers: dry, yellow and brown and brittle, tatters of desiccated material around a skeleton of veins.
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