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 flowers, laurel)corona femininefuneral wreath — corona
- to lay a wreath on sb's grave — poner / colocar una corona en la tumba de algn
- Football clubs are expected to assemble at Matero Boys High School from where a march past would be undertaken to the burial site outside the Independence stadium where speeches would later be read and wreaths laid on the graves.
- The bathroom is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.
- Mourners placed flowers and wreaths at the graves, including one where two sisters Alina, 12 and Ira, 13, were laid to rest together.
- Melody arranged a wreath of flowers over the fireplace.
- Following the ceremony, the families made their way through the memorial park, which houses the remains of 2,300 troops from 11 UN nations, to lay wreaths at the graves of their loved ones.
- Flags were flown at half-mast, with a wreath of flowers laid at the base of the flag poles.
- Sometimes the faces are framed in fierce coronas of sunlight; sometimes, in a wreath of leaves, berries and flowers; always, in a blaze of warmth.
- This Christmas we are placing wreaths on the graves of our heroes.
- It began during the Civil War when organized women's groups in several towns throughout the South decorated the graves of the Confederate war dead with flowers, wreaths and flags.
- The dead policeman's mother, Cindy Eaton, wept as she placed her bouquet alongside 100 wreaths and bunches of flowers left on the corner of Dibb Lane in honour of her son.
- A group of about 30 people paid their respects in a memorial garden near the station by laying wreaths and flowers.
- In the courtyard, there were six mourning altars for the dead villagers lined with flower wreaths.
- Rabbits have been in abundance in the area this year and have been upsetting some grieving relatives by eating flowers and wreaths from the graves.
- The grandnephew of Patrick Phelan, Thomas Lawlor, laid a wreath on the grave in honour of fallen patriots.
- Nuala Leonard has started her own flower business, catering for church arrangements, funeral wreaths, weddings and other occasions.
- Orders are now being taken in time for Christmas for Christmas cakes, puddings, mince pies, flower arrangements, holly wreaths and crafts.
- The committee are providing a trailer this Wednesdays adjacent to the church and they appeal to grave owners to dump old wreaths and flowers and other waste in it.
- Public designations must be well placed and located even when displaying flower wreaths at the mortuary.
- The Catholic church was gorgeous with flower arrangements and wreaths.
- All used wreaths and flowers must be taken away by grave owners.
2literary(of smoke, mist)espiral feminine
- She sat behind her desk, a blue wreath of cigarette smoke encircling her head, while I leaned against the doorframe.
- Guga blew a stream of smoke out of his nostrils, forming a wreath around his head.
- Olof just grinned but JB, from behind a wreath of cigarette smoke, turned round with an encouraging glance.
- The mountain itself is just behind the town, looming so high it creates its own weather and often wears a wreath of clouds (check the weather before planning a hike).
- The fire hissed as it went out, and around them the cave went dark again as pale wreaths of grey smoke curled through the air.
- She gives you a story line or a message from great granny or a question to ponder, grins around her wreath of pipe smoke and wanders on over the hill.
- The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth and the smoke encircled his head like a wreath.
- The tall buildings stretched high into the night sky, the top spires of the churches and court houses surrounded in a wreath of smoke from the fires that burned in pot bellied stoves far below.
- Their breath encircled the chateau like a wreath, wrapping its way around the substantial estate as if wanting to squeeze out every last drop of life, which existed inside.
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