In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wings) extendido(wings) desplegadowith arms outspread — con los brazos abiertos
- Just at that moment a bird passed overhead and dropped something in his outspread hands.
- They lapped against the outspread hands of a solitary girl, whose dusky hair rose and fell with the water.
- All of them, including people, are carved in the same beautiful but grotesque style, with beaks, staring eyes, outspread wings and gaping jaws.
- When hunting, they crawl on their outspread pectoral fins and sift through the sand.
- The old man then looked down, through teary eyes, at the outspread palms of his hands as though they held the source of ultimate evil within their grasp.
- Colin sat next to her and she propped her feet on his outspread legs.
- The silver chain spilled through my outspread fingers as I moved it over and over again in my hands.
- He stood tall with outspread shoulders and a mildly muscular figure.
- The statue, with outspread wings and hands raised benevolently, was on a trough where horses drank before pulling their heavy loads up the hill.
- Petticoat tails are Scottish shortbread biscuits, baked in a round, with a characteristic shape resembling that of an outspread bell-hoop crinoline petticoat.
- He stared back just as incredulously, dropping his outspread arms to his sides.
- They were green tinted with yellow, the color of light shining on the outspread leaves of a forest canopy.
- It is held in an upright position by its anchorage of outspread spines.
- There are teddy bears with a friendly demeanour, puppies with endearing looks, comical elephants with outspread ears, energetic monkeys with a cheerful grin, and cherubic children with innocent smiles on their charming faces.
- He put his outspread hand over his chest and I found myself rolling my eyes once again.
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