In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
2(stick)palillo masculino(drawing) (before noun) de palotesher legs are like matchsticks — tiene unas piernas como palillos
- As she sat up she had an almost transcendental sensation - like her torso was that of a matchstick figure and her head a huge lead balloon which only barely managed to cling to its stalk.
- Whether depicting a shiny new shopping mall or an industrial complex, these illustrations are always peopled by rather uniform matchstick men, women and children.
- The artist, legendary for his portraits of Salford's satanic mills and matchstick figures, had a secret hideaway that was very close to his heart.
- Slice about half of the cheese thinly then cut each slice in thin matchsticks.
- She enjoys watching transparent matchstick figures float into space.
- Pinch off a pea - to chickpea-sized piece of dough, and roll it between your palms to form a fat matchstick.
- Our salad was a large pile of finger-length matchsticks plopped into a small bowl, pieces dangling over the edges.
- Schools across the devastated region have been reduced to matchsticks.
- Peel the carrots and shred them into matchstick pieces and mix them with the beanshoots.
- Peel the ginger and slice it thinly, then cut into thin matchsticks.
- It hit a local village, overturning boats and snapping trees like matchsticks.
- After that, I sliced one clove of garlic and cut about 2 slices of pancetta into thin matchstick strips.
- The council commissioned the sculpture of the world-famous artist who painted matchstick figures who lived in Mottram-in-Longdendale for nearly 30 years.
- He was clearly distressed and said that three days after the event with the town reduced to matchsticks, very little help had arrived.
- Wash the zucchini, cut them into 5mm thick ovals, and then cut each oval into thick matchsticks.
- Mine was a large piece of pink salmon on a bed of spinach, topped with red and green sauce and matchsticks of courgette.
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