In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(made of tin) papel de estaño masculine(made of aluminium) papel de aluminio masculine(made of aluminium) papel albal masculine Spain trademark
- The bodies and instruments were formed out of paper, tinfoil, foil-backed paper and dowel rods.
- Her food seems innocent enough at first - a glass Pyrex dish covered in tinfoil.
- It arrived quite literally in a blaze of glory, wrapped in tinfoil with flames spurting out of the top, looking for all the world like my mum's finest Christmas pudding.
- It's the sonic equivalent of chewing on tinfoil.
- In our recipe this week, we sear the roast to keep the flavour in, then cook it in tinfoil on the side of the barbecue where the flame has been turned off.
- Cover with tinfoil and braise in the oven until tender.
- In our school we have a green school programme where we recycle a variety of things like tinfoil, cling-film, batteries and loads more.
- A leaf skittering on the sidewalk sounded like tinfoil.
- You get equipped with a decoder ring, walkie talkie watch, secret handshake and some tinfoil to wear on your head.
- They had draped the railings in Union Flags and pictures of the Queen Mother, and themselves in fleeces, sleeping bags and even lengths of tinfoil to keep out the cold.
- Served in a double-lined package of greaseproof paper and tinfoil, it had the look of a Christmas present for a cat.
- My fists clenched, taking the metal bench with them, smashing the metal together like a piece of tinfoil.
- Slice tomatoes (big chunks work best) and set them also on tinfoil.
- Chill the whole cake for 24 hours or - if you intend to freeze it - cover tightly with tinfoil, then plastic wrap and freeze at this stage.
- Store in an airtight container, or wrapped in tinfoil in the fridge.
- We had a few decorations lying around, and Jane, Derek, and I had fun making decorations out of cardboard and tinfoil.
- They say never use tinfoil for these kind of things.
- To protect what we have uncovered, we first cover the bones with tinfoil, then with strips of burlap dipped in plaster.
- Under the brown wrapping paper was two layers of tinfoil covering a wooden box.
- An environmentally aware school which has completely banned clingfilm, tinfoil and crisps has already cut its daily waste by more than half.
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