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
- to take the veil — tomar el hábito / el velo
- For a dinner of state, like tonight, the dancers were covered in light, flowing material with veils, only their faces showing.
- Black party hats with veils made of black pantyhose or some other translucent material can also be made.
- I gave him a wide eyed innocent stare from under my bridal white veil.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A helper was on hand, not to tame the bridal veil but to dispose of the accumulating wrappers.
- Women wear long dresses with embroidered bodices and side panels, and tall hats with long white veils.
- She wore a newly fashioned gown of shimmering white, a delicate veil and a golden circlet.
- N'gone, El Hadji's new wife, is dressed for a Western white wedding and her face is covered with a bridal veil.
- The simple veil headpiece works great with elaborate bridal gowns since the veil does not detract from the overall look.
- Traditionally, the bride wears a white gown and a veil.
- The Monteratsch Glacier spread down from it like a silky, white, bridal veil.
- Like Nana's clothed bathing, the veil protects her from invasive gazes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 wore a long, fawn-coloured dust-cloak, a black, close-fitting toque, and a dark veil which concealed the greater part of her face.
- Because she was protected by a red veil, Veiel concluded that it was caused by the sun's chemical rays.
- They were now all crouching just behind a thin veil of vegetation.
- Other maps, drafted in expectation of development, cast a spectral veil of streets over the rural landscape.
- The horse stopped and beneath the veil of leaves, Legacy could see her brother's well worn leather boots.
- Shame has been the veil through which many of us have viewed our naked bodies at times.
- 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.
- Tessa was driving, squinting through the veil of rain that obscured all vision not 50 yards ahead.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Behind them was what looked like a veil of leaves.
- He was clad in a black ragged cloak that hung around his body like a veil of darkness.
- A glitch at Amazon's Canadian site has briefly lifted the veil of anonymity which protected the identities of reviewers.
- Unfortunately, the elected representatives are no less prone to abuse power and to enrich themselves behind the veil of ‘official secrecy’.
- I looked up at the beautiful, full moon, partially obscured by a thin veil of mist, and found what I was looking for.
- Ayrshire landmark Ailsa Craig is swathed in a layer of mist, thick enough to maintain a veil of secrecy.
- 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.
- I found a parrotfish hiding in a cave, debris from its diaphanous veil of mucus wafting back and forth with each slight swell.
- Floaters are described by patients as fine dots, veils, cobwebs, clouds, or strings.
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
- to draw a veil over sth — correr / echar un (tupido) velo sobre algo
1(cover with a veil)to veil one's face/head — velarse
- the hills were veiled in mist — un velo / un halo de bruma envolvía las montañas
2(facts/truth) velar(facts/truth) ocultar(feelings) disimular(feelings) ocultar
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