In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(answer/person) seco(person/answer) lacónicohe issued a terse statement — emitió un escueto comunicado
- to be terse with sb — ser seco con algn
- It was a typically terse rejoinder from a character who has never hidden his mystification for those who squander their natural talent.
- The terse statement issued by both parties today didn't elaborate on the deal.
- It is his kind, if rather terse and gruff manner that has turned his shop into an excellent meeting place for people and ideas.
- The pity and the terror of the situation is conveyed in terse crisp prose.
- His work is a collection of many short terse sentences which convey the barest minimum of teaching about yoga.
- It's not so much that he is a good writer: there are lots of people out there who can write with angry terse eloquence, even if not enough do.
- The language in the book is terse and concise, almost laconic, and very much to the point.
- The terse, 10-word motion will be considered by members in a special hour-long debate this afternoon.
- The author favours short, spare sentences and a terse descriptive style.
- As the terse replies pile up, I am on the point of suggesting that he looks weary, as though his dog has died, only for it to emerge that his dog has died.
- He will also be fondly remembered for terse and often humorous phrases, anecdotes and gems of wisdom.
- The submitted essays range in length from a few terse words to a screenful of close type.
- Naturally, the major agencies have all issued terse statements rejecting the allegations.
- A private school has sent a terse letter to parents instructing them how to behave properly at sports events.
- The material is clearly set out in short, terse points and this enables you to save time researching vast amounts of material.
- As far as I can tell, the Times has yet to expand on its original terse and unbylined story.
- I got a terse letter informing me he had raised the issues I had mentioned with the relevant parties and he could do no more for me.
- The board also issued a terse statement which was a big slap in the face for their second-largest individual shareholder.
- I duly and rapidly typed and laminated a terse notice and stuck it on the wall requesting the return of said item and then forgot about it.
- In a terse statement on the subject, Alcatel said the redundancies were part of its cost management initiatives.
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