In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of wood, gold)enchapado masculinechapa femininea marble veneer — un revestimiento imitación mármol
- Oval ones were gilded or made of pine with mahogany veneer.
- All attached veneer walls have a cavity or air space behind them.
- Much of today's furniture is made with a thin wood veneer over a core of particleboard, and this material also will rapidly absorb water.
- The illustrator chiseled pieces of maple veneer plywood to approximate his vision.
- But the warped and peeling veneer suggested the heat and humidity might also have taken their toll.
- Complete your cabinet makeover by covering exposed sides and face frames with matching adhesive-backed veneers.
- Other papers copy wood grain or use real wood veneers.
- I did not want to simply apply a wood veneer, or a fake finish to the iPod.
- Then, make your pencil lines and cut on the back of the panel to avoid splintering the veneer with your circular saw.
- On the high-end are hardwood veneers and stain-grade solid wood doors with better hardware and excellent fittings.
- These are used to bond veneers or to bond plastic laminates to wood for table tops and counters.
- Walnut veneer panelling in the bathroom can come as a shock, but you soon get used to it.
- I originally asked for the quote on cherry wood veneer.
- However, that code requires a vapor retarder for veneer walls designed in accordance with Section 1505.5.
- Where once there was walnut veneer on the floor, there is now proper stripped wood.
- Another example is masonry veneer over a steel or concrete frame.
- With a new blade in a utility knife, score the veneer front then back, flush with the stile on all edges; and bend it to complete the cut.
- Key design elements include cherry wood veneer cabinetry with granite stone flooring and countertops.
- The units are made of plywood with a maple veneer, and are attached to the wall studs.
- As you work, remember the veneer next to the solid wood strips is very thin - less than 1/32 inch.
2(outer appearance)capa femininebarniz masculineveneer of sth — capa de algo
- a veneer of sophistication — un barniz de sofisticación
- Noll's emotional involvement in the issue often surfaces from beneath a thin veneer of scholarly objectivity.
- The wind strips the veneer off our psyches down to a tender layer of angst.
- Bit by bit, Faulkner peels away the shiny veneer that covers up the ugly realities of the turn-of-the-century South.
- Well, I suppose one of us had to maintain a veneer of respectability.
- They really are quite a superstitious race once you strip their thin veneer of scientific polish away.
- Each assembly should have a broader peripheral " Civic Forum, " to give a veneer of popular legitimacy.
- Peel the veneer and there is much to write about.
- The veneer of civilisation that covers the beast within us is thin and can be damaged easily.
- Then the vocals kick in, stripping the veneer of respectability and reminding anyone who they are listening to.
- But underneath the veneer of civilisation are the realities of the war.
- The hearings feature only enough heat and sufficient new details to give a veneer of credibility to the process.
- But when the girls go away on school camp, their veneers are slowly stripped away.
- Karzai's claim to power has only the barest veneer of legitimacy.
- He's always been there, under the thin veneer of charm.
- In keeping with his character, Langer's hardness exists beneath a veneer of civility.
- The U.S. will undoubtedly engineer a process to create a veneer of democratic legitimacy.
- This story has taken on the image and the veneer of a fable and we are simply following the fable to its logical conclusion.
- To my astonishment, Beavers did not respond with the veneer of civility that usually masks his repugnance.
- Think about the thin veneer of civilization for a moment, and ask yourself how you would respond to chaos.
- When so much travel writing is given a veneer of objectivity, writers are faced with some disturbing questions.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.