In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to besmear sth with sth — embadurnar algo de algo
- And let us bathe our hands in blood up to the elbows, and besmear our swords.
- The grand stone buildings with the engraved inlays and elegantly dressed people shared the same street as the dirt besmeared street urchins who dodged in and out of the traffic.
- Occasionally they were besmeared with fat, possibly to give them a bright appearance.
- All of them had their clothes torn or besmeared with mud.
- A few of his followers remained with him as he came forward along the way on horseback, the way was besmeared with much blood of men and horses.
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