In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Clothingvelo masculinebridal veil — velo de novia
- For a dinner of state, like tonight, the dancers were covered in light, flowing material with veils, only their faces showing.
- Like Nana's clothed bathing, the veil protects her from invasive gazes.
- Trembling brush strokes imply human frailty, just as the screen-like haze evokes a veil drawn over more troubled memories.
- It was a caricature of Diedra, in her usual blue and grey shipsuit, but with a white bridal veil flowing behind her onto the floor.
- I gave him a wide eyed innocent stare from under my bridal white veil.
- Women wear long dresses with embroidered bodices and side panels, and tall hats with long white veils.
- My hair was in ringlets, pinned to my head under the gauzy material of a veil, and the dried roses in my hands released the odd petal.
- Black party hats with veils made of black pantyhose or some other translucent material can also be made.
- The school dental service began in 1921-two years later the first dental nurses, dressed in white smocks and veils, marched into schools in Hawke's Bay.
- She was entirely covered from head to toe, her hands in long black gloves, her head shrouded in a white veil, with two small eye slits.
- The simple veil headpiece works great with elaborate bridal gowns since the veil does not detract from the overall look.
- It was after the ceremony that the veil was lifted and the groom and bride were able to kiss which is the symbol of a beginning of a physical relationship.
- The Monteratsch Glacier spread down from it like a silky, white, bridal veil.
- Because she was protected by a red veil, Veiel concluded that it was caused by the sun's chemical rays.
- She wore a long, fawn-coloured dust-cloak, a black, close-fitting toque, and a dark veil which concealed the greater part of her face.
- A helper was on hand, not to tame the bridal veil but to dispose of the accumulating wrappers.
- Despite a gloomy weather forecast, the sun shone, and the very long, winding, narrow lanes festooned with mayflower like bridal veils, were negotiated without meeting any traffic coming the other way.
- She wore a newly fashioned gown of shimmering white, a delicate veil and a golden circlet.
- Traditionally, the bride wears a white gown and a veil.
- N'gone, El Hadji's new wife, is dressed for a Western white wedding and her face is covered with a bridal veil.
2(cover)velo masculinea veil of mist — un velo / un halo de bruma
- a veil of secrecy surrounds the affair — el asunto está envuelto en el mayor secreto
- He embarked on his trip to the North Pole under a veil of secrecy to avoid any attempt of the ‘prize’ being robbed from him by another solo competitor.
- They were now all crouching just behind a thin veil of vegetation.
- Tessa was driving, squinting through the veil of rain that obscured all vision not 50 yards ahead.
- The sunset was no longer visible now; the storm had obscured it with its veil of darkness.
- It would only disguise qualitative assessment behind the veil of a quantitative expression.
- Shame has been the veil through which many of us have viewed our naked bodies at times.
- Ayrshire landmark Ailsa Craig is swathed in a layer of mist, thick enough to maintain a veil of secrecy.
- Floaters are described by patients as fine dots, veils, cobwebs, clouds, or strings.
- Unfortunately, the elected representatives are no less prone to abuse power and to enrich themselves behind the veil of ‘official secrecy’.
- Behind them was what looked like a veil of leaves.
- If successful, Stardust will become only the third spacecraft to capture such a close view of the dark heart of a comet, normally obscured by a bright veil of dust and gas.
- The horse stopped and beneath the veil of leaves, Legacy could see her brother's well worn leather boots.
- Other maps, drafted in expectation of development, cast a spectral veil of streets over the rural landscape.
- A glitch at Amazon's Canadian site has briefly lifted the veil of anonymity which protected the identities of reviewers.
- I found a parrotfish hiding in a cave, debris from its diaphanous veil of mucus wafting back and forth with each slight swell.
- The veil is a semi-transparent cloth screen worked with a grid of threads, set up between the artist and his subject, which allows him to plot what he sees onto gridded paper or a gridded canvas.
- The music behind him feels bolder and more courageous, too, as the veil of obscurity that guarded so much of their previous releases has vanished.
- Now we were driving through bleak glens with stunted conifers, gushing ice-melt streams and mist snagged in tattered veils on the crags like the wraiths of lost warriors.
- I looked up at the beautiful, full moon, partially obscured by a thin veil of mist, and found what I was looking for.
- He was clad in a black ragged cloak that hung around his body like a veil of darkness.
1(cover with a veil)to veil one's face/head — velarse literary
- the hills were veiled in mist — un velo / un halo de bruma envolvía las montañas
- Stephens veils the pastoral subjects with milky washes that streak the surface, and a brown glaze that drips languorously down it.
- The women of the city maintain the custom of veiling their faces, except for the slaves who sell all the foodstuffs.
- Women who adopted the veil helped to promulgate the re - veiling movement by encouraging female friends and relatives to do the same.
- It's largely thanks to him that the film pulls off a remarkable balancing act, neither veiling Aboriginal traditions in romantic mystery nor seeking to define their essential truths.
- The decorative, formal and iconographical nature of the artworks veil the confused personal tensions always present in relationships.
- Abattoirs were erected in outlying suburbs - consolidating slaughtering, bringing it under stricter control, veiling it from the public eye.
- The symbolic white that covers the marriage bed also veils this woman's face.
- The remaining fabric is swept across the upper half of the body, covering at least one shoulder and sometimes veiling the head.
- They veil the simple wisdom of the Buddha's words, and distract us from it.
- The look of the film however is spectacular, and often veils its shortcoming.
- Glazed walls are layered with cypress louvers, which veil the street facade from sun and traffic.
- However, the risk is that the spectacle veils the music.
- Both have an amiable and easy exterior that often veils their technical brilliance.
- In each work, the encrusted outer coating veils a delicate drama of line, light and shadow that takes place just beneath the surface.
- When Madonna steps out of her car, wearing a cream coat and veiled hat, everyone is excited about the wedding theory for about five minutes.
- A frigate churned majestically through the Humber yesterday, an eerie spirit from the days of Nelson and Hornblower that cut through the grey fog veiling the sunrise over the estuary.
- The growing national movement facilitated this, because the capitalist class could always veil their demands as national demands.
- Bahraini women were never as strict as other Arabs about covering themselves up in public, and many no longer veil their faces at all.
- The play's most penetrating moments occur when Ensler veils her disgust and sorrow at the lengths some women will go to to achieve physical perfection, under a veneer of sharp characterisation and acerbic wit.
- Unexpectedly, a cover of sadness veiled her eyes and her voice took a gloomy turn.
2(facts/truth) velar(facts/truth) ocultar(feelings) disimular(feelings) ocultar
- Plath and I both used thinly veiled fiction to cope with a very real fear - the death of a loved one.
- In a thinly veiled attempt to mobilise lynch mobs, the press gleefully reported calls for the two to be hunted down and punished.
- There is a thinly veiled measure of ideological and partisan bias driving this entire matter.
- During his brief stop, Howard issued two thinly veiled threats.
- Ms. McPherson is so obviously a thinly veiled smoker that it's ridiculous.
- His thinly veiled criticism of the management of the unit has been expressed more openly this weekend by the founder of the unit.
- This is obviously a thinly veiled attempt to avoid accusations of sexism.
- Its mention of ‘high-profile cases’ was a thinly veiled reference to Andrew.
- It was a thinly veiled attempt to provide medical cover for intensely political decisions.
- Has Abbott put spin on it so many years later to turn him into the good guy and add a thinly veiled advocacy of adoption over abortion?
- It is, in fact, a thinly veiled autobiography and nothing less than a catalogue of disastrous dates - a tale of whine and roses.
- If I have one criticism, it's the fact that the Olympic thing was just a thinly veiled premise designed to give the two women an excuse to go on tour.
- Brown also used his speech to deliver a series of thinly veiled warnings to his rivals in the higher echelons of the government.
- Private clinics providing thinly veiled opportunities for queue-jumping have expanded.
- She's Steve Jobs' biological sister, and it's said to be a thinly veiled portrait of his life, so I feel it's a bit of a call of duty read.
- That was a pretty thinly veiled shot at Van Exel, who did not take the comments kindly.
- He alleges Cheng appeared to offer veiled threats against his wife and daughter and wanted to talk about the radio show.
- So far it looks like a thinly veiled threat to drag the process out in legalistic wranglings.
- Big Brother was populated with thinly veiled, needy egos desperate to be noticed so that they could hide their distinct lack of character.
- Until now it has remained undocumented, the circumstances of its commissioning veiled in utter obscurity.
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