In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Buildingcal femininelechada feminineaguacal feminine
- The two main churches, the Nieuwe Kerk and the Oude Kerk, are serene oases of wood, brick and whitewash.
- Never mix insecticides in ordinary lime whitewash.
- In my own garden I have an old stone wall with remnants of whitewash that reflects the sunlight and heat in summer.
- But Monty didn't stop his whitewash at the front door.
- All his polychromes were thought to have been lost or defaced, until some of them were accidentally found just two years ago, hidden under whitewash and plaster, by a German film team making a documentary on the writer.
- They were of an older stile, bricks and mortar peeping out from behind chipped whitewash.
- Men dig the raw material in the mountains and transport it to their homes where women apply it to the house walls as whitewash.
- These wall paintings were executed sometime during the later sixteenth century and covered with whitewash (rather than sanded off) in the seventeenth century as tastes changed.
- The morning the debate on Hutton was held, demonstrators dressed as judges threw whitewash at the gates of Blair's Number 10 Downing Street residence.
- Most Andalusian villages are white since whitewash covers the walls of the houses but only one itinerary in the region is called the Route of the White Villages.
- The saddlebags had been brought from the stables and rested on a wooden bench near the washstand, already patterned with chips of whitewash flaking from the walls.
- But no amount of whitewash and tarmac can hide Georgian society's deeper malaise.
- Casts of sports trophies, a toy train, a saw, a football and a cross are some of the items embedded in the work, all of them rendered fossil-like by the lime whitewash.
- Chunks of whitewash were missing exposing the grey material underneath.
- A health education program is needed that explains the dangers of asbestos exposure and warns about the use of asbestos-containing soils for whitewash.
- Lime whitewashes are very alkaline and cause insecticides to become ineffective in controlling insects.
- Many of the buildings are faced with light-hued stone or stucco daubed with whitewash, the doors and window frames of some painted blue-the color for good luck.
- Wall paintings in particular, once so abundant, have succumbed to decay, destruction, or covering over with whitewash.
- The whitewash walls were in good repair but the roof was mossy and many of the tiles were cracked or askew.
- Light spattered down the steps like whitewash off a sloppy painter's brush, but the splashes caught no one.
1.2informal (cover-up)tapadera feminine informalencubrimiento masculine
- With the Test series fast approaching, Fleming will be hoping for similar hands from the rest of his batsmen to prevent yet another whitewash at the hands of Pakistan.
- Months later, in October 2002, the committee's Certain Maritime Incident report produced a whitewash.
- Zimbabwe won the third one-day international in succession against Bangladesh yesterday for a 3-0 whitewash in the series.
- In the arena of real sport though, Michael Vaughan and the England boys cruised to a whitewash 3-0 series victory over New Zealand.
- Sri Lanka had their eyes on a series whitewash long before Marvan Atapattu called his players in with the Sri Lankan score on 375 for 7.
- The obituary was the usual nostalgic whitewash.
- Michelle thinks the report is a whitewash, and I haven't read it in enough detail to disagree.
- Those who brand the Butler report a whitewash are talking nonsense to further their own political ends.
- The ‘review’ is certain to be another whitewash.
- We look forward to its conclusions, and trust that it will not be another socialist whitewash of the existing failed policy.
- The president of Rats campaign group, Paul Dainton, welcomed the reports but said they were something of a whitewash.
- But while the Springboks' stock has steadily risen since RWC'03, the Wallabies have been going in the opposite direction after suffering a Tri Nations whitewash for the first time.
- The University's first response to the allegations back in 2002, under the previous Vice Chancellor, was largely a whitewash relying on a report from the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.
- This followed earlier whitewashes of Heworth and Bootham, the other two teams in the league.
- Even within the 3 - whitewash in Australia, there were glimpses after Perth that this Pakistan is not as ready to roll over as previous sides.
- There are a lot of people saying this was a whitewash designed to protect them in an election year.
- Both agree the report was essentially a whitewash.
- For starters, van Buitenen wants to make sure there is no whitewash of the corruption cases he exposed in 1999.
- Graham, Goss and Shelby all defended Snider, with Shelby declaring he is ‘not going to be associated with any whitewash.’
- Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted he had not scaled the heights against Alan McManus despite claiming a 6 - whitewash.
- At the time, Elisse Hategan, a prominent defector from the Heritage Front, slammed the report as a whitewash.
- Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath had predicted a 5 - whitewash before the first test.
- Roland Garros has not seen a player so dominant in a women's final since Steffi Graf's whitewash of Natalia Zvereva in 1988.
- The only better run is by West Indies, who won ten successive Tests against England in the course of consecutive series whitewashes in 1984 and 1985-86.
- He was not a patch on the hitherto unsung Michael Kasprowicz, who bowled with fire, bounce and zest during Australia's 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka.
- However 28-year-old Duggleby had to work a little harder in the 6-0 whitewash of Northumberland when it took a last hole win to see off the challenge of Julie Ross.
- In other words, the media report is a classic whitewash.
- South Africa avoided a series whitewash with a 65-run win over Australia in the rain affected final limited overs cricket international at Newlands here yesterday.
- But there was a growing backlash from supporters of the BBC who claimed Lord Hutton's report had been a whitewash.
- This journalist unhesitatingly labels the report a whitewash.
- It was left to Vaughan and Andrew Strauss to calmly complete the victory by adding the 46 runs required to complete victory and keep England on course for a series whitewash.
- Doherty had to produce a performance akin to his 8-0 session whitewash of John Higgins earlier in the tournament if he was to have a chance of achieving one of the greatest comebacks in Crucible history.
- As the hearing opened, there was further evidence of a whitewash to protect more senior officers.
- Jack's, always near the top of the table, finished the season in third place after a 10-0 whitewash of Tippy's 2.
- So this limpid, adorable film is also a tough, matter-of-fact portrait of the everyday, not a sentimental, redemptive whitewash.
- ‘The families feel we are the victims of a whitewash and a cover-up in order to protect careers of certain individuals,’ he added.
- Bubwith's Cliff Harrison and Jill Schofield were the top performers in both matches, including two whitewashes in their match against York, to end the night with 33 games.
- With the Frank Worrell Trophy in the bag, a series whitewash is looming large against a team that fielded only three frontline bowlers in Trinidad and has seemingly abandoned the art of wicket-taking.
- At stake for them was avoiding a series whitewash and getting a record winning chase total.
- They were accused of a whitewash, and the voters expressed their contempt at the ballot box.
2informal(defeat)paliza feminine informal
1(whiten)(building/wall) blanquear(building/wall) encalar(wall/building) enjalbegarthe graffiti had been whitewashed over — habían tapado las pintadas con una mano de cal
3informal(defeat)darle una paliza a informal
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