In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(apology) titubeante(effort/attempt) torpe
- The jackknife was in my hand as soon as my fumbling fingers could manage the pockets on my jumpsuit.
- If you take the first fumbling attempt at clarity, and miss out the qualifications and the additions, misrepresenting someone is easy.
- Coffee and common sense forgotten, she sprinted to the back door and struggled to unlock it with trembling, fumbling fingers, her hip still aching from her impact with the table.
- Because I didn't know what was wrong and no amount of fumbling self-analysis via a computer screen was going to tell me.
- So, based on my own stumbling, fumbling experience, I offer the following list of things I would strongly advise aspiring and despairing writers not to do.
- With fumbling fingers, I slowly took my change from her gentle flour-dusted palms and prayed that she was just a little podgy and not pregnant, catching her eye for another one of those smiles as I jangled out of the door.
- Melan came back to the door and peered out at him, a single figure stood in the middle of a corridor, fiddling with his hoodie like a fumbling child.
- He and his friend from jr. high were both too young to know what they were doing and it ended up just being awkward kisses and fumbling touches in the dark.
- But, as you would expect, the Inspector is no mug and played our fumbling probing with the skill of an experienced fly fisherman, which in fact he is.
- Blue yanked her coat on, shoving past them and locking the door with fumbling fingers.
- It is interesting (if a little painful) to look back on one's own early fumbling attempts, and I have highlighted my mistakes as well as lessons I learned from them.
- Within little more than 60 years of that first fumbling flight along a North Carolina beach we had left the earth altogether and set foot upon another world.
- Drawing the covers up with a fumbling hand, he draped his arm around the other person in the bed, absently kissing Jane's shoulder as she began to stir.
- There was a fumbling noise as the Propes' answering machine came on.
- Robben's shot was powerful enough, but he could not have expected it to slip through Isaksson's fumbling hands, after which the ball bounced against the base of the post.
- I did feel like quite the fumbling fool in that class.
- Yet all of his fumbling relationships are justifiable in terms of the highly-charged lyric poetry they produced.
- Far from being plugged with a slug of lead, the loser's fumbling fingers have only cost him a little face in front of his fellow fast draw enthusiasts.
- The fumbling relationships are pathetically innocent.
- After an hour or so I was ready to connect again and started the long fumbling progress toward establishing reliable web working and email.
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