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)paja, juncos etc utilizados como techumbrequincha feminine South America
- Although a reed roof can last a lifetime, the ridges of the thatch need to be replaced every 10 years.
- 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.’
- Mr High estimated that internal repairs and having the thatch replaced would probably cost £40,000 or more.
- I needn't tell you what would happen if the thatch had caught fire.
- 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.
- Underneath the thatch it was a roaring blaze but on top it was smouldering.
- He had pulled up outside to take a call on his mobile phone, and seen the smoke and flames in 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.
- Rain seeped through the thatch and dripped into cups, bowls, kettles, and buckets in no less than a dozen places.
- But the flames quickly spread along the underside of the thatch and in less than two hours the whole building was gutted.
- The roof is constructed of wood, but has a thick thatch as well for insulation.
- The walls will last indefinitely, but the thatch will have to be replaced in about 30 years.
- The thatch is still damp from the rains, but we shall watch it for a while, in case it hides a spark.
- Our cowshed has seen some repairs, the thatch is re-laid annually and old worm-infested wooden poles and frames are replaced.
- Beneath the thatch we squat in the dust, clink our bottles and drink.
- The straw thatch was not two feet above her face.
- But I could not find woven coconut fronds in enough numbers for the thatch of the theatre.
- Using a technique developed by Wiltshire Fire Brigade, the firefighters cut a number of breaks in the thatch to contain the blaze.
- The downpour continued all night, but nary a drop violated my palm thatch.
- 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.
2(roof)masculine tejado de pajamasculine tejado de juncostecho de quincha masculine South America
3a thatch of hair — una mata de pelo
1(roof) cubrir con paja(roof) techar con paja(roof) empajar(roof) cubrir con juncos(roof) techar con juncos(roof) quinchar South America
- The homes at the turn of the century were all built from fieldstones and had thatched roofs.
- The walls in these villages are plastered with cement or mud and most of the houses have thatched roofs.
- He said more than 200 thatched homes had been burnt down, with scores of people fleeing the area.
- The grain was used for feeding the livestock and the straw for thatching the roof.
- The roofs were thatched, turfed or covered in wood shingles, depending on available local resources.
- Like most farms, its roof was thatched, and it wasn't very special in any other way either.
- The walls and floors were made of stone, and the roof was thatched.
- They can spend the night in Harome, in another beautifully thatched building just a short walk down the village main street.
- Here we've got some reeds as well, which are mainly used for thatching the roofs.
- Although it is illegal to have thatched roofs on schools, the practice is widespread and largely ignored.
- Houses are usually rectangular and have mud walls and a gabled roof thatched with straw.
- Where we live is so picturesque that even the bus shelters are thatched.
- Yellow and red wooden canoes drift across to Ambu and Lilisiana, two thatched villages on stilts at opposite ends of the bay.
- Another concrete house nestled amongst the more traditional black and white thatched houses.
- The roof was thatched and a small stone chimney cheerfully puffed out bits of dark smoke.
- Old farmhouses lie abandoned throughout the country while thatched cottages are rare.
- The final, and most exposed of these cottages is unique, being the last thatched one on this coast.
- In the top left, one sees a small group of three Irish houses - low, thatched buildings.
- The roof was thatched, like all the other houses in the village.
- There were roofs that needed to be thatched and walls and doors that needed to be mended.
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