In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Then the thwack of 700 pages hitting the floor jolted me awake again.
- Mugabe is often seen sipping tea, eating cake and clapping at Harare Sports Club while revelling in the magical thwack of leather against willow.
- Perhaps a well-timed thwack with a swatter works?
- Sir Michael Peat has been described as the prince's right-hand man, leaving me to think that Charles should be using his left hand to give him a good thwack about the head.
- During that half awake dozing between thwacks, I often drift into lurid dreams.
- Again, aside from the thwack of the balls, it was superbly quiet.
- The keys have a feel somewhere between the Pro and the 101, with a solid click but not the thwack of the IBM.
- The only sound is the thwack of a Corsican mountain breeze.
- The thwack should have been an early wake-up call but the Minstermen continued to stumble and fumble thereafter.
- The latest heavyweight report investigating pay inequalities between the genders landed last week, with a huge thwack, on news editors' desks up and down the country.
- Then, grunting with effort, they lunge furiously, colliding with resounding thwacks, red-faced and panting.
- He landed with a sickening thwack on the hard pavement but miraculously was unhurt.
- Racquet connected with ball with an almighty thwack.
- The sound of repeated thwacks lures you to the roasted-duck counter, where a small man with a big cleaver reduces a whole mahogany-colored bird into a pile of steamy, mouthwatering chunks in seconds.
- Guys are dumb, it takes us a couple of thwacks before we stop hitting our heads on walls.
- That opening sentence originally read ‘Scent and smoke and sweat hit the taste buds with an acid thwack at three o'clock in the morning’ - a limp travesty of the polished version.
- Diversity might include free-thinking, liberal-minded schools, alongside those that favour the firm thwack of the three Rs above all else.
- The nice thwack of the club hitting the ball is one of the few, if only, notable effects.
- And then the smart thwack of her hand on my shoulder and I was ‘it’.
- Sitting at the computer I saw something large and dark fall past my peripheral vision followed by a dull thwack.
1golpearshe thwacked him on the backside with a ruler — le dio / le pegó en el trasero con una regla
- he thwacked his magazine down on the table — golpeó la mesa con la revista
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