In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- All this blueness is in contrast to the pallor of his complexion and the beginnings of a beard and mustache.
- Her pallor was pale, and her eyes, large, dark and profoundly sad, as if from years of suffering.
- Her pallor became pale with the pain and the corners of her mouth stiffened.
- He had the pallor of a corpse; he had little color to him.
- Until then, only workmen sported tans: anybody with pretensions cultivated a pallor.
- His face has the pallor of someone allergic to daylight.
- It begins adagio, and soon an odd pallor settles over the piece.
- It coated the world in a pale flurry, casting a ghostlike pallor and creating moon shadows among the skeletons of trees.
- But today seedy glamour is being replaced by the dim light of computer screens and the unhealthy pallor of those who stare into them for most of their waking hours.
- So what if journalists poke fun at its more superficial aspects - the cut of the suits, the pallor of the skin, the stains on the shirts?
- No individuals have ever been prosecuted, so these satellites have what's called the pallor of respectability.
- Instead, they stay put and give skin an unhealthy pallor and texture.
- So long as you don't have to look at the graveyard pallor of the rest of my body this is great.
- He had a pale pallor and his flesh did not seem to absorb any heat from the flames licking at the brick of the fire place.
- The figure is painted on a plain brown background and thus the focus of the whole work falls on the dark garment and the pallor of the hand and face.
- I am now down to eight and a half stone and have a sickly pallor.
- It's the place where day becomes night, and everyone leaves with an unhealthy pallor.
- The intense pallor of his complexion, tightly cropped ginger hair, and prominent Adam's apple, only emphasised his lack of stature.
- There were dark circles under his eyes, and his skin took on a pale pallor.
- Small and rather shy, Madison usually dressed in black, had the bookish pallor of a scholar, and cut a somber figure.
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