In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mark)a scuff-resistant floor — un suelo que no se marca
- before noun scuff mark — rozadura
- Then Claire realized the scuffs were only about a day old.
- If you have young children and pets, choose easy-to-clean carpets and colors that camouflage dirt and scuff marks.
- The floor of the basement is decorated with a pattern of coloured lino, like a giant green snowflake, marked with black scuffs where bored rats have performed stunts in empty carts.
- Yes there are minor scuffs and abrasions to the pastel surface.
- Frankly, I've caused more than a few scuffs of my own, when I've been careless with my shoes, or if my keys stuck a bit out of my pockets and snagged something.
- She inched up the wall, startled by the scuffs she had never noticed and then the dirty, unpolished glass that held but spots of reflection.
- Mugolo could tell from the length of the scuff marks on the rock and later, where the rider had to cross some soft ground, the length of the stride.
- Passing exorbitant Rodeo Drive on my left, I saw, stretching away south, a street that seemed to have normal shops, and family cars bearing the normal scuffs of suburban use.
- The man that took the place of the silhouette had bandages on his left arm and chest and a couple of small scuffs here and there.
- I fidgeted with the strap again, trying to get comfortable, looking at the scuffs on my shoes and listening to Sidhe's footsteps.
- Because of the long nose, another place worth checking for scuffs is the front bumper.
- Gray eyes inscrutable, he examined the weapon, running a finger over a scuff on the muzzle absently.
- Most of the nicks, scuffs and gouges that currently mar the work are a result of human carelessness, such as carts and chairs banging into the walls.
- We'll have to sell it as part our second-phase restructuring plan and the scuff marks wouldn't have helped.
- Nevertheless, life goes on, and time marches forward, even if it leaves its scuff marks on our bruised and tattered bodies, its foot prints on our souls.
- Previous attempts by other companies required tearing up supermarket floors to install the ads, leaving scuff marks on the concept.
- Note the scuff marks caused by the screwdriver when opening and closing the coolant tank's plug.
- A majority of her frame was obscured by a bulky armor harness painted blood red, and marred with a thousand tiny scuffs and scratches.
- All the way from the scuff of dirt on the floor to the tiny cracks on the ceiling.
- Engineers will mourn the first nick and scrape to their DMX-P01, much like a scuff on a cool new pair of shoes.
1(floor) dejar marcas en(leather) rasparhe's already scuffed his new shoes — ya ha raspado el cuero de los zapatos nuevos
- Eve took off her shoes so she wouldn't scuff that glorious floor.
- She clutches her scuffed leather suitcase, traipsing around cities in Europe.
- The trappings of its demise are impressively rendered: the surface seemingly scarred and scuffed by the passage of years.
- The High Rollers Bar is black Formica and black plaster walls that have been scuffed, scratched, and stained by spills and fights.
- My first attempt to saw into the boulder barely scuffs the rock.
- The soles of his shoes scuff the wet asphalt of black-and-white back alleys, headlights closing in behind him.
- Enter through a chairless lobby and proceed down a dank hallway - stained carpet, scuffed walls - to the factory floor.
- He shoves his hands into his pockets and scuffs the floor with his shoe.
- At the same time, he takes care to scuff his compositions with small marks, so that the studied perfection of his geometry is offset by the imperfection of the scratch or splotch on the surface that can recall timeworn linoleum floors.
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