In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lana femininea ball of wool — un ovillo de lana
- pure new wool — pura lana virgen
- glass wool — lana de vidrio
- to pull the wool over sb's eyes — engañar a algn
- before noun wool trade — comercio de la lana
- an all-wool carpet — una alfombra de pura lana
- They believed thick hair was best and used hair extensions and wigs made of real hair or sheep's wool to achieve this ‘look.’
- In addition to building fertility, the sheep provide wool for Kimberton Hills' textile workshop.
- Nesting material is usually moss, wool, hair and feathers.
- She was wearing a cloak made out of a Lena's fur, which was much like a sheep's wool, only finer and much softer.
- The wool is sheared in early spring and sold to Tierra Wools.
- People breed sheep with the intention of shearing their wool, making clothing out of their skin, and eating their flesh.
- Until recently, sheep shearing and wool processing was the major industry.
- Nomads of the desert and the high plateau live in tents woven from goat's hair, wool, and grass.
- Farming provided food, and their sheep provided wool for cloth.
- He pulled out his trusted wooden sword and cut a swath of wool from the sheep, exposing the flesh of the animal.
- A cape made of goat or sheep wool, called a bourka, is worn around the shoulders.
- The initial lining is made of fine grasses and bark, and then a second lining of feathers, wool, or other animal hair is added.
- Tents and rugs are made from sheep's wool or goats' hair.
- When it snowed on the peaks we used to shear the wool from the sheep and goats.
- At first it had seemed such a good idea, to sit at the spinning wheel and spin the soft cream wool of her Jacob's sheep into fine woollen thread.
- The entire body and limbs were covered with a thick fine hair or wool curling tightly to the skin.
- Sally has been organically farming the fine wool from Wensleydale sheep in Stoodleigh, Devon, for 11 years and now has the largest flock in the world.
- Local wool and goat hair is hand woven into various textiles.
- In the case of meat sheep versus wool sheep, wool is usually around $10 a kilo, and meat $2 a kilo.
- It was a weaving village, raising sheep for wool, making strong cloth, dying it, and sometimes making clothing items out of it.
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