The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(textile)tela femininetejido masculinegénero masculinethe walls were covered in fabric — las paredes estaban tapizadas de tela / estaban enteladas
- Lovely silk brocades and other fine fabrics are woven, dyed and embroidered here.
- The use of fabrics such as Thai silk, fur and stretch cotton brings diversity to the texture.
- I love the feel of natural fabrics; linen and silk are more lively and natural as well.
- Gradually cotton gave way to silk and weavers branched out to textiles and fabrics as well.
- Silk fabrics were not, like cotton cloth, the normal wear of the labouring classes.
- Too many contrasting textiles and fighting fabrics will give you feelings of disorder and anxiety.
- Instead, she has been playing around with contrasting fabrics, mixing heavy wool with silk crêpes.
- These narrow braids could also be woven on a small vertical loom similar to those used for weaving wider fabrics.
- Tightly woven fabrics will provide the best protection from the sun.
- Apart from painting, he also designed carpets and fabrics, which were woven by his wife.
- The rest of the tent was an elaborate mess of silk fabrics, elegant furs, and expensive treasures.
- Like most of the others, he wore extravagant clothes made from the finest eastern silks and fabrics.
- When people think of Turkey and shopping, they tend to think of rugs, kelims and other fabrics.
- Large checks, iridescent fabrics and decadent velvet are all worn with attitude.
- The heavier fabrics do hold in some heat and are best used in the early spring or late fall.
- Try to avoid polyester and other man-made fabrics, as they do not allow your skin to breathe.
- This is where a line of fabrics are reprinted on cheaper fabric to achieve a lower price.
- He gets his fabrics from the district or from Durban, a major fabric manufacturing centre.
- Shoes are available in many styles in fabrics which can be custom dyed to match the gown.
- The mill was packed with football shirts, fabrics and yarns ready to be sent across the world.
2.1(of building)estructura femininethe upkeep of the fabric of the church — el mantenimiento de la iglesia
- Wet rot in the attic and upper floors is eating into the timber, plaster and fabric of the building and causing part of the roof to collapse.
- The listing of the 45 ft former windmill is intended to protect the entire fabric of the building inside and out.
- Bradford Council says that it cannot afford to do the necessary repairs to the building and its fabric but surely it has spare cash.
- It also grants permission to restore the original building fabric of the railway station.
- Schools throughout Cumbria had to be closed after sustaining damage to building fabric.
- The fabric of the building must have suffered greatly from the recent extremes of weather.
- The fabric of the buildings at the prison still gives the board cause for concern.
- This included a complete gutting of the material fabric inside the building.
- Damage to the internal fabric of the building was widespread.
- The building fabric itself is elaborated through sustainable design considerations.
- The condition of the building fabric and surrounding fencing and yard is poor.
- The rich, blue fabric of the walls makes a good foil for the drawings and prints which we are told will be its main exhibits.
- In recent years the fabric of the building began to show signs of decay and in 1997 work began in earnest to rectify the damage.
- The complex is badly in need of investment, not only to maintain the fabric of the buildings itself but also to raise the profile of the local community.
- From a distance, the pub has an air of faded charm and elegance, but closer inspection reveals the fabric of the building is in need of restoration.
- The one-off grant was only available to be spent on the fabric of the building and on equipment, and could not fund medical or nurse staffing.
- Time is truly catching up with the fabric of the building.
- We should be looking after the fabric of our church buildings as part of our national heritage.
- Corridors funnel deep into the fabric of the building, like the alleyways of a Mediterranean town.
- It is possible to envisage situations where advertisements could be incorporated into the fabric of a building.
2.2(of society)estructura feminine
- Instead he began to explore the social and cultural fabric of precolonial African societies.
- It is time to say enough is enough before the unique fabric of this multicultural society is destroyed by the enemies within.
- The answer has to lie in improving the economic, financial, and social fabric of our society.
- He made a huge contribution to the social fabric of society in West Kerry and his unexpected death was a huge shock to the whole peninsula.
- Vast inequality and poverty could strain the social fabric of our society.
- It holds true that culture makes up the fabric of any society from which people draw their individual and cultural identity.
- There is a lack of manners, a lack of courtesy nowadays, and you don't have to be Einstein to work out that the very fabric of society seems to be crumbling.
- The fabric that binds society is delicate and needs careful handling.
- Zuma said something was clearly wrong within the moral fabric of society, and this required urgent action.
- We are already beginning to see how these profound demographic shifts are ripping the very fabric of societies.
- Instead of rights being secure within the very fabric of society, they were perilously superficial.
- The fabric of any society begins with the individual, her sense of empowerment, her belief in her own agency.
- Touching on the topic of corruption, Arnold defined it as a cancer which eats into the very fabric of society.
- Older persons can contribute to the future and fabric of society.
- In fact, consumerism has spread like an epidemic, corroding the civic fabric of our society.
- I had thought it was the moral fabric of society decaying, but it seems it wasn't.
- Drugs have been destroying our youth for decades and they also tear into the very fabric of our society.
- We believe that to be silent about the truth damages the very fabric of our society.
- How can we be vigilant if the very fabric of our society is put at risk in this manner?
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