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English translation: starched gown

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Bosnian term or phrase:uštirkana košulja
English translation:starched gown
Entered by: xxxBesmir
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02:53 Jul 20, 2005
Bosnian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Bosnian term or phrase: uštirkana košulja
Čemu bi ta košulja odgovarala i kako se to prevodi na engleski ako se uzme u obzir da prevodim tekst s početka XIX stoljeća?
xxxBesmir
Local time: 19:47
starched shirt
Explanation:
"starch" was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1615

Starch
Noun
1. A complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles.

Verb
1. Stiffen with starch; "starch clothes".

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Veronica Prpic Uhing
United States
Local time: 12:47
Grading comment
Kolegice, hvala Vam puno na Vasem prijedlogu, a hvala i kolegici Miriani na njenom. Uzimam slobodu i kombiniram oba u "starched gown" jer, prema jednoj od referenci koje sam nasao na internetu, ta jezicka kombinacija u potpunosti odgovara vremenskom periodu: http://www.caithness.org/history/articles/christiancouper.htm

Hvala svima na trudu i prijedlozima!
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uštirkana košulja
starched shirt


Explanation:
"starch" was first used in popular English literature: sometime before 1615

Starch
Noun
1. A complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles.

Verb
1. Stiffen with starch; "starch clothes".




    Reference: http://www.websters-dictionary-online.com/st/starch.html
Veronica Prpic Uhing
United States
Local time: 12:47
Native speaker of: Croatian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Kolegice, hvala Vam puno na Vasem prijedlogu, a hvala i kolegici Miriani na njenom. Uzimam slobodu i kombiniram oba u "starched gown" jer, prema jednoj od referenci koje sam nasao na internetu, ta jezicka kombinacija u potpunosti odgovara vremenskom periodu: http://www.caithness.org/history/articles/christiancouper.htm

Hvala svima na trudu i prijedlozima!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Miomira Brankovic
1 hr
  -> Hvala!

agree  Ingrid Lovric
2 hrs
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agree  Bojan Kicurovski
5 hrs
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agree  V&M Stanković
7 hrs
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agree  miriana: perhaps, 'starched gown' if this is about a girl's outfit from that time
7 hrs
  -> Yes perhaps, thank you!

agree  Tanja Abramovic
16 hrs
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agree  Kornelija
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agree  vorloff
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