In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(signal)retreta feminineher fingers beat a tattoo on the desk — tamborileaba sobre la mesa con los dedos
- From the 17th century drums and trumpets sounded tattoo, originally an instruction to turn off the taps of beer or wine-barrels, to call men back to quarters at the end of the day.
2(display)espectáculo militar con música
- ‘Some members who have done the tattoo in Scotland have said that to do it in Australia is an even bigger honour,’ he said.
- Edinburgh can keep the military tattoo, all of the modern dance, and most of the London stand-up comedians.
- You often bump into visiting vets, middle-aged men with flabby muscles and military tattoos.
- It is almost obligatory for any new Edinburgh resident to wax lyrical over the cultural backdrop that the castle, the festival and the tattoo give to the city.
- That is the dilemma facing Scottish pipe major Gordon MacKenzie as he prepares for a military tattoo to end all military tattoos - in the desert.
- The top of Blake Street was a wonderful vantage point for watching the many parades, processions and military tattoos that regularly took to the streets.
- While the band no longer performs at military tattoos, it is, on occasion, recalled to active duty.
- You can watch the pipers' ankles swirl past at the military tattoo.
- It stands on Castle Rock overlooking the city of Edinburgh and is approached across the Esplanade, the site of the annual military tattoo and other ceremonies.
- He was thrown off his Honda then hit by another bike in front of hundreds of spectators at a military tattoo in West Bergholt.
- Brigadier Melville Jameson, the chief executive and producer of the tattoo, said a condition of the appearance in Sydney was that a replica castle facade was built.
- When the crew lost their training base in October 2000 they decided to raise funds for a more permanent base and so the idea of the military tattoo was born.
- Edinburgh's not the only city to boast an annual military tattoo.
- The term tattoo now refers to a military pageant, often held at night.
- Chatham Navy Days was rounded off by a military tattoo in the Historic Dockyard, at which Prince Michael of Kent was the guest of honour.
- There will also be wreath-layings at three memorials to the fallen, in Arnhem, Oosterbeek and at Ginkel Heath, along with a military tattoo.
- He was at the base preparing to fly as an RAF aircraft passenger in a Queen's Golden Jubilee military tattoo.
- Pipe bands and military bands have also gone due to him, the very essence required for a military tattoo.
transitive verbtattooing, tattoos, tattooed
- But for soldiers, getting tattoos has for many years been a way of nurturing a sense of solidarity with their fellow troops.
- He explained that whether it is done as a rite of passage or to serve some other purpose, tattoos are common to every society from Africa to China.
- As a result of these happy drugs, most people who have gotten tattoos have trouble recalling the actual pain at the time.
- Teah, 24, a Lieutenant-Colonel, has tattoos of a scorpion and a cobra on each bicep.
- On his upper arm he had a tattoo - a simple red band around his arm.
- Jacek was sitting at his desk, sketching out a pattern for a tribal tattoo.
- While the appearance and garb of Samoan women are subject to a range of cultural restrictions, full-body tattoos are common on Samoan men.
- The tattoos showed courage because tattooing is painful, wealth because the tattoo expert was expensive, and beauty because tattooing made the wearer attractive to women.
- Cholos often have black ink tattoos, commonly involving Catholic imagery, or calligraphy messages or family names.
- Surrounding her right eye was a yellow tattoo of a hawk's head.
- We must be prepared for all possibilities, not just the ones that play into reporters' preconceived notions about hunters, soldiers, tattoos and guns.
- It has also been believed that someone with a tattoo in a certain pattern calls upon the spirit corresponding to that image.
- In its verdict, the court said it was impossible to confirm whether or not the men got the tattoos for the purpose of escaping their military obligation.
- The chest, back, arms, legs, and tongue are common places for tattoos.
- A few dark tattoos in strange patterns were visible along the base of her spine.
- My tattoos are simple symbols but layered with meaning.
- His left hand was running over his tattoo nervously.
- Most of the traditional tattoos such as patterns of lotus, snake, figures of deities, or religious symbol were mostly etched for religious or spiritual purposes.
- That's a pretty nice simple tattoo, plus the location can't be beat.
- On the bottom floor at the end of the hall was an altar and stood at it was an old man wearing a medallion with the same pattern as the tattoo on Kaiser's arm.
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