In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1modo de andar masculinoshe had a curious gait — tenía un modo de andar curioso
- he walked with an unsteady gait — caminaba con paso vacilante
- This distinguishes walking from faster gaits in which ground contact is absent for brief periods.
- As I paid out I watched him come in, walking with the rolling gait of a sailor on a pitching deck.
- When the explosions intrude upon him and force him to stop, he walks away with an easy gait, and takes the time to make the acquaintance of a woman who catches his eye before heading home to his worried family.
- He walks with the rolling gait of a sailor, feeling the floor for a moment with each foot before setting it down.
- I slowed my gait to a walk, and then held still to listen.
- He walks with a shuffling gait, almost as if he is refusing to lift his feet and take real steps for fear that the ground will disappear once he lifts his feet from it.
- They may walk with an unsteady gait with feet far apart, and they have difficulty with motions that require precise coordination, such as writing.
- An axle attaches the front of the frame to the foundation, and the resulting pivot allows you to lift your heel and walk with the shuffling gait of a backcountry skier.
- He walks with an awkward gait, his right leg turned out from birth, and he is sharp and selfish and snorts; a bachelor alumni of the finishing school for quiet men.
- He studied the gait of those who walk barefoot over long distances on uneven surfaces - like the Masai people of East Africa - and found they rarely suffered from back or joint problems.
- One afternoon I was sorting out the petty cash when I heard the unmistakeable sound of her intimidating gait as she walked menacingly towards my desk.
- This condition causes the child to walk with a toe-in gait.
- With a cautious gait, they slowly walked as one to the lift.
- To get a toehold on the Laetoli problem, the researchers first compared the gaits of modern humans walking on sand with two sets of the fossil tracks.
- It is never quiet, and cool guys and gals walk with an energetic gait while window-shopping, relaxed in casual dress, some of them even walking barefoot.
- I got up in no hurry, brushed my teeth without haste, took the routine morning exercise lentissimo and walked at a leisurely gait.
- Only last week a young man was sentenced to a year in jail for being part of a 30-strong gang that humiliated and assaulted a man with Parkinson's disease whose only provocation to them had been to walk with a strange gait.
- He crouched as he walked, and his gait was slow and measured.
- He dressed smartly and tended to walk with an odd gait.
- They remembered his gait, his manner of speaking and what he was wearing.
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