In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(body/fingers) ágil(leather) fino y flexible(leather) suavehis mind was quick and supple — tenía una inteligencia viva y ágil
- He has written incisive lyrics, narratives, meditations and satires in verse that is both commanding and supple.
- His hand was as firm and supple as ever, the late drawings an ever-more assured symphony of fine lines.
- Her voice is the very backbone - a one-inch punch to the ears that leaves the music having to work around her supple timbre and edgily fluidic warble.
- It adapts her supple camera style and keen editing eye to an amazing subject.
- I could never bring myself to pierce my supple skin with a dirty great syringe, however I don't see any reason why the crusty hippies who do should be thrown into jail.
- Handsome, supple and fluid down to his fingertips, this zesty company newcomer is a real find.
- His baritone was strong and supple but never forced.
- I find his poems endlessly approachable, wonderfully communicative and perfectly inexhaustible: stately, supple, personal and resourceful.
- Much credit must be given to Iago's diabolical prowess which enables him to bend and twist the supple minds of his friends and spouse.
- Her first company, a group of smart, supple women, did a series of little pieces in the early 1970s where they essentially created group choreography in performance.
- The supple pop-reggae beats remain intact, but the message has changed.
- It's a supple, elastically acrobatic form of dance, an Afro-Brazilian fusion developed over hundreds of years in both regions.
- The regular practice of certain postures and breathing exercises, make the body strong, supple and more healthy.
- In the applied arts, which were the style's first and most characteristic manifestation, Rococo designers were concerned with colourfully fragile decoration, supple curves, anti-architectonic forms, and spirited elegance.
- His first-time-out direction is imaginative and breathtakingly supple, the work of a greenhorn unsaddled by convention or limitation and able to tell a story in the precise terms forged by hundreds of live performances.
- Fullers were responsible for working raw and stiff cloth until it was supple enough to be used in making garments and other products.
- Venetian art is so supple, sensual, lavish with colour: and so anarchic with the rules of genre.
- As if love were in his fingertips, he guides her in pirouettes and protects her supple back from bending too far.
- Her graceful limbs were supple and filled with strength - she reminded him of an African gazelle.
- Pulling together: the roof of this little boathouse is derived from the repetition and rotation of a basic truss to form a supple curve that echoes the elegant dynamism of rowing
- In other instances, the need for smooth, supple legato is apparent; subtle variations of touches need to be used to ensure effective voicing and projection of the main line over relatively thick or busy accompanimental textures.
- Well, you should have regular pedicures and use creams and powders on your feet to keep the skin supple and prevent infection and odour.
- There is no shortage of sophisticated thinking, but the prose that delivers it is vigorous, endlessly supple and engaging everyday English.
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