In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There was a red line running from David's chin, across his cheek and over the corner of his eye, disappearing into his hairline, and it was swelling rapidly into a sizeable weal.
- The angry cross-hatch of purple weals between his nipples is matched by four on his back and, according to some reports, one on his buttocks.
- You could always tell where she'd been in the school, you just followed the red weals on the legs of the kids.
- His back was covered in weals where he had been flogged.
- The whip came down again, this time leaving a red wheal where it had hit.
- And they had these sharp little edges that could leave a hell of a weal if they caught you at the right angle.
- At the first bell after dinner she was back in the gym with Kev, who noticed the red wheals on her arms even before he had started teaching her.
- Mr Brown said: ‘I have got big wheals on my wrists where the handcuffs were, and I fell and bashed up my legs, which are very painful.’
- I sat in it once when they were picking tomatoes, my feet dangling, the ridge of the seat hurting my thighs, making red weals.
- Lifting the edge of the blanket, she managed to turn him on his side so she could lean over and scrub the back of him and she was horrified to see dozens of long, thin, red weals from his shoulders down to his waist. ‘Oh, you poor creature!’
- Their idea of a fun Saturday afternoon is to go paintballing and end up covered in golfball-sized red weals from being shot at close range.
1(good)weal and woe — la buena y la mala fortuna
- In these respects the substances resemble the superhuman powers themselves; they are ambiguous in character, and can cause either weal or woe.
- Positions of trust were designated to all members of this Parliament, singly and corporately, who were seen as guardians of the public weal.
- It is, instead, an exercise in careful selection of the finest legal minds to the better advantage of the public weal, and is undertaken in seriousness, sobriety and the fullest impartiality.
- He presupposes that personal liberation, however delightful, is not good enough for the public weal.
- There is no way for a democratic regime to prevent the citizens from watching and participating in exchanges of ideas, even if these are often half-baked or biassed, and not aimed at public weal.
- Rather, we should view them in the context of their times and acknowledge the efforts many of them made towards trying to improve the public weal.
- His attachment to the vow of celibacy takes overriding precedence over everything else, including the public weal.
- This President has largely excused the rich and powerful from the onerous burden of lightening their wads a tiny bit for the public weal - with a resulting plunge in Treasury receipts.
- It provides a lesson in eliminating fiscal domination and ensuring the public weal.
- National identity means a willingness to build the nation, which evolves from collective recognition of the need to share weal and woe.
- Should he show sloth in anything, he shall be liable to grave responsibility as the neglector of the state's weal.
- We are not invited to admire or condemn, only to experience the humanity of a woman making a choice, for weal or woe.
- Many will recognize in the Bush initiatives a potential danger to the public weal (is this yet another Republican effort to shrink government?
- This enabled them to fashion the policies of the state in a manner that the woe and weal of the common man is addressed.
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