In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1torcidoher hat was all askew — llevaba el sombrero ladeado / torcido
- When he brings the car to a halt we find ourselves outside a dilapidated, three-storeyed structure bearing a hotel sign, the last letter of which is slightly askew.
- Brent turned to me, rolling his eyes, his tri-corner hat slightly askew.
- At the door two glassy-eyed guards slowly tilt their heads slightly askew in opposite directions, and then towards each other.
- He still wore his suit, his tie only slightly askew.
- The images, presented at different scales on off-white paper, are slightly askew so as not to become confrontational.
- It was then that he noticed the slightly askew vent cover.
- Objects that would normally hug the wall were positioned askew.
- In addition, the linear elements sometimes run slightly askew as they move from panel to panel.
- Marin's glasses were slightly askew as he marked something in red pen on the paper in front of him.
- The posts would be different sizes of papers laid out, slightly askew, all over the table.
- Are the plates for light switches and outlets square or slightly askew?
- If the layers are arranged in neat, parallel rows, instead of being slightly askew, then a volcanic process is more likely, he says.
- He was a sickly grey color, his glasses were slightly askew, his hair was limp as if he hadn't even bothered with it that morning, and his coat and pants were rumpled.
- The odd crooked stitch or slightly askew angel wing just shows that it is homemade and adds to the charm.
- The whole construction is slightly askew; a sense of fragility and flimsiness is heightened by its literal fracturing into two sections.
- His cap was worn slightly askew, and his hair was cut extremely short in an unusual geometric pattern around his ears.
- There are the waiters, many of whom are Luger transplants, who rush through the crowd wearing long aprons and slightly askew snap-on bow ties.
- His thick eyeglasses were slightly askew, but otherwise he was impeccable, dressed as always in brightly colored slacks and a plaid jacket.
- My eyes stuck on the bow tie, because it was slightly askew.
- My bangs were slightly askew, and I played around with them for a few moments before walking in.
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