In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the dog skittered across the ice — el perro corría resbalando sobre el hielo
- the stone skittered over the water — la piedra pasó rozando la superficie del agua
- Versa yelled in a hurry, skittering to her first class.
- In a movie, this would be dealt with montage style, with trains hurtling down a track and planes skittering down the runway.
- He didn't seem to mind much and as he leaned in close to the girl I skittered out deciding he was further preoccupied.
- I was about to protest, but Alex quickly skittered off to the bathroom, leaving me stupidly holding the silver phone in my hand.
- Twenty girls skitter through chassées, cross-ball-changes and multiple jazz pirouettes.
- The llamas skittered impatiently and moved forward and I saw it was for real.
- Doris Humphrey, wearing a red dress, skips and skitters with a windblown lightness.
- Thoughts of saying hello skittered briefly across my mind, but disappeared almost immediately.
- She nodded quickly and skittered over to her seat.
- A rock skittered lightly to his left as he stepped into the sanctuary.
- The thing by the stairs skittered in a tight circle, turning its buried face towards him.
- It feels like there are spiders inside my mind, skittering and tapping me dreadfully with hundreds of nasty little feet.
- And then a thought skittered across Savitri's mind like a stone across water: What if you weren't here?
- He cradled her head to him, trying to understand why he felt tears skittering down his cheeks.
- His cameras zoom around a fictional CGI Paris like bugs skitter over puddles.
- When we stepped away from the tunnel's hatch, a tide of beetles skittered over the stones, away from our feet.
- A few thoughts about Arthur skittered through her mind for a moment.
- He held completely still, afraid to move and send the apparition skittering back into the depths of his sleep-riddled mind.
- His thoughts had no pattern to them; they skittered brokenly through his mind.
- Her eyes widened further, and she backed, more quickly than before, skittering quickly against the walls and door.
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