In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be becalmed — (a causa de la falta de viento) estar inmóvil
- The transition from the dreamland of a becalmed sailing-vessel to the dull, cheerless realities of his old life, and the uncertainties of his future, depressed him—filled him with forebodings.
- Conversely, the 'ambient' tracks float in amorphous realms of drifting waves, each composition conjuring a realm of becalmed bliss.
- He trained his binoculars on a suspicious cluster of becalmed motorboats a half-mile off through the haze.
- And so in a relatively becalmed August, the big news was that Cook made a simple call on the presidential race.
- High above, sheets of material hang like sails on a becalmed Spanish galleon.
- There you are and there the ball is, and there's the net billowing ever so gently, like the sail of a becalmed ship.
- It began as a routine supply mission to the front lines, in a volatile but largely becalmed city.
- Whitwell Harbour's becalmed shelter therefore came as a blessed relief, and I rattled off the boat as rapidly as possible.
- The volunteer-crewed lifeboat was launched just after 9pm and reached the becalmed vessel, Stride, at 11.10 pm.
- No natural light ever pierces these dark recesses of my flat, neither does the soft spring breeze ever waft gently through their becalmed atmosphere.
- Much of it floats in the North Pacific gyre, a becalmed patch of the ocean that covers a greater area than North America and now resembles a vast plastic soup.
- A woman reads in a becalmed rowing boat, her beehive hairdo and goggle glasses making her look like an exotic animal.
- There are three pivotal points where the camera eddies around a becalmed Johnny who seems ready to disintegrate.
- The becalmed and top-heavy boat started to roll heavily.
- The becalmed dog sank to the ground.
- His becalmed party needs to find the political wind again.
- There are some laughs to be had here, but they are islands in a becalmed ocean.
- One of the few insects to conquer the oceans, some intrepid species venture hundreds of miles across becalmed tropical seas.
- But there is still a mood of becalmed apprehension in many sectors of the economy.
- According to analyst reports this is one of the few growth segments in the otherwise becalmed server market.
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