In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with a point)(leaf/stick) acabado en punta(leaf/stick) puntudo Andes(roof/window) apuntado(arch) ojival(chin/nose) puntiagudo(nose/chin) puntudo Andes(shoe) de punta(shoe) puntiagudo(shoe) puntudo Andes(hat) de pico
- His fierce energy blazed from a weedy frame, with weak chin and pointed nose.
- He had a firm chin and a pointed nose, among other noble-looking features, but sunken cheeks.
- A horrendous smirk of a smile polluted Jen's bruised face as her fingers sharpened into pointed razor claws.
- On his way home with a recently purchased face mask in hand, Harding noticed the long, pointed cones displayed by an unsuspecting ice-cream vendor.
- You are drawn to men with pointed chins and Roman noses… I don't think I've ever noticed…
- Her eyes were serene and blue, and her face finely sculpted with a delicate chin, a pointed nose, and an elegant widow's peak on her forehead.
- The green felt costumes with sharp, pointed edges, the painted faces and frenetic children running on stage dizzied and terrified me.
- The engineering module was the largest part of the ship, the vehicle tapering off to a pointed nose-cone.
- He did not know how to describe him (the driver of the red car), but then said that he was fair skinned, of oriental appearance, and with a pointed chin.
- His face was immaculate, from his perfect chin to his slightly pointed nose.
- Their elongate mouth and strong jaws held rows of pointed conical teeth, similar in shape to those of modern toothed whales.
- Rani's eyes hungrily took in the familiar high forehead, the curved nose, the pointed chin, the long, elegant neck.
- Cecil, of Victoria Street, Harwich, had been found guilty of a total of 66 charges of criminal damage and possessing an article with a pointed blade at an earlier trial.
- One had no hair on his head, for it had all moved down to his chin in a frizzy, pointed beard that dangled down to his waist.
- High thin cheekbones accented the full mouth and pointed chin, giving him an even greater air of the aristocracy than his elegant attire.
- The face tapered to a pointed chin, leaving room for a small nose and tiny mouth.
- My face is small and sharp, like an elf, with a pointed nose and chin.
- He was also said to have ‘quite a pointed nose’ with light or grey stubble on his chin.
- Spence said the statue represented a development into pointed shapes for the artist and was ‘an important piece’, famous throughout the world.
- Also, with repeated sharpening of a flat blade, a pointed tip inevitably develops.
2(deliberate)(comment/remark) mordazno one missed the pointed reference to her predecessor — a nadie se le escapó la clara / directa alusión a su antecesor
- his pointed exclusion from the list — la manera deliberada / intencionada en que se lo excluyó de la lista
- While she had been rambling on, I noticed Leo give me a pointed look.
- Andy looks as if he was about to protest but stops when Angie gives him a pointed look.
- That was a pointed remark if ever there was one, Clara thought.
- She gave Tomas a pointed look and he slowly removed his hand.
- Offering a pointed look, she pushed aside the celery she's been chopping, focusing on the conversation.
- Ultimately the story is both a pointed look at alcoholism, recovery, and a study of romance and whether the couple can survive.
- She responded with a pointed look, and he shrugged.
- ‘You can behave with dignity,’ said Ross in a pointed remark.
- They didn't comment but kept staring at me with the same pointed look.
- Ignoring Christie's pointed look, I walked away towards the food line.
- She gave him a pointed look and watched as he folded instantly.
- Benji led the way and turned around to give me a pointed look.
- They are not alone in making such pointed remarks.
- Sharpton's pointed remarks brought the enormous convention crowd up for several standing ovations.
- I shoot him a pointed look that just pours suspicion and distrust.
- Well, I was too angry, and I wanted to ask direct questions, pointed questions.
- It was only when I began to cross that ideological boundary that the pointed remarks and occasional open hostility became glaring.
- Wendy took charge of the gurney and gave him a pointed look.
- He gave me a pointed look that definitely said ‘Behave,’ and picked up the phone.
- Captain Walker had been patient with him, although he often seemed to be just on the edge of a pointed remark, and the illness had finally passed.
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