In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fruit) blando(ground) húmedo y mullido
- If you use this entrance, you miss the lovely squashy leather sofas and the trendy wooden bar area that greets the front door customers.
- The rooms are furnished in period style with squashy sofas and chairs in intimate groupings complete with photographs and hunting trophies from bygone eras and current family snaps.
- Bake for 75 minutes, until they are dry but still squashy.
- They become deliciously sweet and squashy and make a perfect filling for a pie.
- Skeabost is an imposing, whitewashed country house with open fires, big squashy sofas and staff who make you feel that nothing is too much trouble.
- There was a couch, a rocking chair, and two big squashy armchairs complete with an ottoman for each.
- Throwing himself into one of the office's numerous squashy chairs, Irvine admits to a last - minute attack of the collywobbles.
- Beyond the kitchen, there is plenty that will impress, from the outdoor Jacuzzi and floor-to-ceiling windows to the squashy sofas and heated stone floors.
- On Christmas morning, there it was: a large and squashy parcel.
- Comfort is the key word in this calm and relaxed bar - from lounge-type music to nice squashy seating - and a fine drinks menu will start to lubricate the proceedings nicely.
- Instead I went to sit on the squashy overstuffed leather chair by the books.
- Dried fruit is a good addition and the sour, squashy dried cranberries available in little packets are particularly well-suited to this job.
- He laughs, leans back in the squashy sofa in his Whitehall office, overlooking the Cenotaph war memorial, and refuses to confirm or deny the story.
- The fruit is ripe when it is faintly but perceptibly squashy, especially at the stem end.
- I smiled and made myself comfortable in my usual corner in a big, squashy, overstuffed chair.
- I sat down in the living room on the big, squashy leather couch our landlady provided.
- There is a small compartment in the front bonnet area suitable for a couple of squashy holdalls and two very deep and useful cubby-holes set into the sill area on each side of the car.
- Once settled, she draws up her feet and sits cross-legged on the squashy chair.
- Original solid mahogany doors set the tone; beds with squashy headboards and mountains of cushions are unbelievably comfortable, as are sofas; bathrooms are small but stylish, in racing-green marble.
- There are rainproof bags for stormy days, sturdy totes for the beach, delicate fabrics for evening, and squashy shoulder bags for casual wear.
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