In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tabletear(high heels) taconearI was clacking away on my typewriter — estaba tecleando en mi máquina de escribir
- that will set their tongues clacking — eso les va a dar mucho que hablar
- Her knitting needles clicked and clacked rhythmically as he pulled the wool from the ball.
- Her blue satin heels clacked alarmingly in the empty hall, but she didn't care.
- He'd just clack and clack away at that keyboard.
- With a click of a sharp heel, Mrs. Watson clacked down a narrow sidewalk leading to a small brick building.
- My teeth began clacking together as soon as we went out into the night, as my warm, sluggish body adjusted to the change.
- The echo of foot steps on the hard wood floor clacked through the house.
- Her high heels clacked on the cement floor as she hurried to her car.
- His boots clicked and clacked across the hard stone floor.
- I like the way trees move in the wind, the sound their branches make as they clack together in the leafless winter.
- Faith's white heels clacked on the pavement as they headed for the wide church double doors.
- With that, she turned on her pink heels and clacked her way out of the alley.
- The piper takes up his flute; someone else clacks maracas.
- A grand dame made her entry, progressing to the front row, clacking her heels all the way.
- Every visitor is given a pair of hardwood rhythm sticks which they clack together while circling four traditionally painted warriors.
- Tyler and Nannette's glasses clack together when they kiss for example, and the excuses they find to hang out with one another are both convincing and romantic.
- The teacher's pink high heels clicked and clacked as they made their way back to the front of the room.
- Her heels clacked on the cement in an almost professional manner as the doctor stepped towards the doors.
- She spoke under her breath, clacked her tongue in her mouth like a lizard, fanned herself with a piece of paper drawn from her bag.
- The sound of DVD cases clacking together brought her back to the video store and she looked toward the sound to see Blake absently flipping through DVDs in a drawer.
- The demon clacked its long talons together, a scowl on its ugly face.
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