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 snow, wind) ráfaga femenino(of rain) chaparrón masculino
- By midnight there are only a few left and a sudden flurry of snow sends the rest scurrying for the warmer shelter of their houses.
- He grimaced and shivered as a cold gust of wind blew a flurry of brown leaves across the porch and between his feet.
- In a flurry of heart-shaped jade-green leaves her wings appeared.
- Lomas was back in action yesterday, captaining a fairly young side after a raft of withdrawals through injury, and the flurries of snow that swirled through the stadium didn't make it any easier.
- A flurry of white confetti snowed down from my locker.
- In vindication, Gerald turned and walked away, leaving April to stand in the middle of the sidewalk with a flurry of golden leaves cascading around her.
- The sudden flurry of snow immediately caught everyone's eyes.
- A soft flurry of snow damped any lights in Mainport.
- As hundreds of fans shook the sticks wildly, the shooter would see something that looked like a flurry of snow drifting in one direction.
- The girls were running to the top of the slope, lying down and rolling to the bottom, coming to rest in a flurry of arms and leaves.
- An icy wind whipped across the bridges and occasionally a flurry of snow harried you down the street, snapping at your heels.
- The tram docks, and you fight your way out into what is often a maelstrom of strong winds and snow flurries.
- Seconds later, with scant time to jump out of the way, in a flurry of sticks, leaves and flashing lights the boys in blue rush past at well over the speed limit.
- As a fresh flurry of snow fell, the world fell silent in dread expectation.
- A sharp gust of wind sent a flurry of powder everywhere, the cold causing her to snap back to reality and start walking.
- Today the forecast was for a cold north-westerly wind with the odd flurry of snow.
- The city is shivering under a rare flurry of snow.
- It just happened that on the days I was able to take the TRR to the range, the weather was miserable - cold, with a strong, gusty wind and occasional snow flurries.
- I approached it whistling, avoiding eye contact but the other trees warned it, rustling in the wind like a flurry of hands, waving and pointing.
- Until that moment, Howard stood unmoving, seemingly impervious to the sub-freezing wind and occasional flurries of snow blown from nearby boughs, his eyes fixed upon unseen Taahas.
2.1(sudden burst)a flurry of excitement ran through the crowd — una oleada de emoción recorrió a la multitud
- a flurry of proposals/objections — un aluvión de propuestas/objeciones
- there was a flurry of trading at the close of business — el parqué se animó al cierre
- there was a flurry of activity when she arrived — hubo mucho trajín cuando ella llegó
2.2(agitated state)to be in a flurry — ponerse nervioso
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