In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cloth/collar) deshilachado(cloth/collar) raído(rope/wire) desgastado(wire/rope) peladotheir policies are looking somewhat frayed at the edges — sus políticas ya están un poco ajadas
- It was issued to inspect the Velcro straps for frayed condition, cuts, and overall integrity.
- Do not use frayed or broken cords.
- Near the bottom of one box, he discovered a frayed leather harness, studded collar and leash.
- Thanks everyone for your kind comments on my solution to frayed cuffs and edges.
- As the scales elongated, they became frayed and this condition developed into the barbed structure of feathers.
- The noise was Paula opening the door, blue dawn light outlining the frayed edges of her hair.
- Melt the frayed ends of the cord with your lighter.
- Frayed beige cotton curtains could be drawn at night in the bedroom and sitting room.
- The cover, brown paper, was considerably frayed, and some of the end page and opening page are missing.
- He could see the frayed wires hanging loose below the dashboard.
- I am inquiring about how to give my jeans the frayed look on the bottom of the legs that is popular now.
- The clothing she wore last year is tattered and frayed, but still recognizable.
- The frayed ends of the collar tickled her leathery face, and she wrinkled her nose up to prevent a sneeze.
- It did come as a bit of a surprise when I pulled on the rope and this frayed end appeared.
- Underground cables become frayed from aging, corrosive chemicals, overload or rats biting them.
- They don't replace items because they are unwanted, a little frayed or just out of fashion.
- Replace cracked or frayed electrical appliance and extension cords.
- Stitch two burlap rectangles together, with the top left open and frayed.
- Replace frayed or cracked cords.
- Look at the frayed hems indicating bad quality and lots of stock.
2(nerves) crispadohe looked very frayed when he came out of the meeting — parecía muy tenso al salir de la reunión
- My baby cried for more than an hour that first night before she finally fell asleep, exhausted and frayed.
- The next day there were many frayed tempers in the village.
- The erratic supply often fuel the frayed tempers.
- She needed to sort out her frayed, perplexing emotions with the help of someone she loved and trusted.
- During periods of racial discord, community leaders have headed to the statue to cool frayed tempers.
- Despite some frayed nerves, the group benefited from the sort of camaraderie that arises only out of mutually experienced adversity.
- I am on the fringes - but refusing to get frayed.
- Everything wasn't ruined, but his soul had been frayed a little further.
- My temper is frayed.
- He assured a frayed Richardson that he'd never see an attack that big.
- I have witnessed accidents, frayed tempers and schoolchildren battling congestion to get to school.
- A fixed star burns the edges of frayed identity.
- Tempers are frayed in every Milltown household.
- The pressure is mounting and tempers are getting frayed.
- Tempers inevitably became frayed, and at one point a fight broke out between a passenger and a member of staff.
- As we draw closer and closer to the time of departure the days grow more hectic and my nerves more frayed.
- These songs are old photographs, composed on the frayed edges of memory, chance recollections.
- Every protest or procession results in traffic jams, long delays, frayed nerves and waste of costly fuel.
- Frayed nerves and tense muscles seemed to melt in the viscous liquid that poured out of the brass container suspended above me.
- The solution for all frayed nerves in our experience was to stop and go for a walk.
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