In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(roofing)quincha feminine South America
- I needn't tell you what would happen if the thatch had caught fire.
- The walls will last indefinitely, but the thatch will have to be replaced in about 30 years.
- The downpour continued all night, but nary a drop violated my palm thatch.
- The straw thatch was not two feet above her face.
- Beneath the thatch we squat in the dust, clink our bottles and drink.
- Our cowshed has seen some repairs, the thatch is re-laid annually and old worm-infested wooden poles and frames are replaced.
- But I could not find woven coconut fronds in enough numbers for the thatch of the theatre.
- But it's OK, they passed special rules to let us have thatch in the original style, so long as we put the sprinklers in.
- Over the eight-foot security fence we see a man fixing the thatch on a new hut in an adjacent field.
- She said: ‘We were getting a bit anxious because the smoke was coming out of the bedroom window and getting a bit close to the thatch.’
- High on the roof of the store, weaving a string of Norfolk reeds into the thatch, Billy Betsford looked down at the old man.
- Mr High estimated that internal repairs and having the thatch replaced would probably cost £40,000 or more.
- Underneath the thatch it was a roaring blaze but on top it was smouldering.
- With a similar thought, I mended the thatch on the eaves of the hut, patched up the gaps in the fence, and at the beginning of the fourth month, the first month of summer, moved in for what I thought would be no more than a brief stay.
- The roof is constructed of wood, but has a thick thatch as well for insulation.
- Rain seeped through the thatch and dripped into cups, bowls, kettles, and buckets in no less than a dozen places.
- Using a technique developed by Wiltshire Fire Brigade, the firefighters cut a number of breaks in the thatch to contain the blaze.
- The thatch is still damp from the rains, but we shall watch it for a while, in case it hides a spark.
- But the flames quickly spread along the underside of the thatch and in less than two hours the whole building was gutted.
- He had pulled up outside to take a call on his mobile phone, and seen the smoke and flames in the thatch.
- Although a reed roof can last a lifetime, the ridges of the thatch need to be replaced every 10 years.
paja, juncos etc utilizados como techumbre
2(roof)masculine tejado de pajamasculine tejado de juncostecho de quincha masculine South America
3a thatch of hair — una mata de pelo
1cubrir con pajatechar con pajaempajarcubrir con juncostechar con juncosquinchar South America
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