In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cold/wind) cortante(wind/cold) penetrante
- A cold, biting wind blew and the rose dropped soundless on the grave.
- You can almost feel the bitter cold and biting Antarctic wind in this excellent biography of a polar hero.
- Outside weatherwise it was the worst of times with damp cold drizzle and a biting breeze which made life miserable for man and beast, while inside around the ring it was the best of times.
- With the very cold biting wind on their backs and also the advantage of having the pitch incline in their favour, Carlow put on early pressure on the Wexford back line.
- On a cold day with biting winds, protesters of all ages, religion and race joined the rally, organised by the Stop the War Coalition.
- It can feel relatively warm, even in sub-zero temperatures, if the sky is clear and the sun is shining, while a higher temperature can feel relatively cool if accompanied by a biting cold wind.
- We've had hail and snow, with two hours of sun in between, and a biting cold wind that almost blew me away when I came out of B&Q, where I'd gone to buy shelves.
- Gouthwaite near the northern end, you can't see the cold, biting rain in this picture, but I assure you it was there.
- The biting wind was cold; it rustled through her clothes and froze her teeth.
- So focused was he that he did not even notice the biting wind of the cold winter night.
- Each individual had a unique humoral balance which could be easily disrupted by conditions such as cold, biting winds, poor air, or injudicious eating.
- Through rain, through wind, through biting cold, he ran as if his life depended on it, and it may very well have.
- It may have been the biting cold wind that concentrated minds on my questions, but contrary to what opinion surveys are finding, almost nobody owned up to being a don't know or no-show.
- Situated on a ridge above Maneybhanjang, clouds from the northwest are ever present as is the cold and biting wind.
- I endured winter blizzards, biting gale force winds, pouring rain, fog, hailstones, and the energy-sapping humidity of midsummer.
- He didn't like it - the cold landscape with the biting chill of the wind on his face - because it felt so real.
- And with that his ever so silent manner seemed to return and he was headed off to the biting cold and howling winds.
- Groaning, I could only squirm as more winds of biting cold nipped at my body.
- Forcing it down, she hurried up the road and met the cold, biting wind head on.
- The winner was a five-and-a-half pound cod while hundreds of anglers caught nothing more than a cold, fighting off biting wind, rain and huge waves.
2(satire/sarcasm/criticism) mordaz(sarcasm/satire/criticism) cáustico
- The director punches just the right sized holes allowing biting wit to illuminate the darkened text.
- Simmons, 50, captures the greed of the eighties with biting wit.
- His criticisms, though occasionally biting, were never vicious, and invariably constructive.
- It requires a biting wit and an ability to make fun of people even if they're being earnest, but especially if they're merely pretending to be earnest.
- You have a biting wit and intense powers of observation.
- It's not a biting criticism of the Anglican Church or of religion in general but a light-hearted poke at the churchmen of England.
- More biting criticism has come from another former insider.
- He began his speech with a biting criticism of corporate crime and introduced his Twelve-Step Congressional Candidate Pledge.
- She was a first-rate raconteur who delivered stories with dry, sometimes biting wit.
- I have been struck by the lack of enthusiasm about this election in the British blogosphere, whose biting wit seems to have turned into dreary cynicism.
- Dorothy Parker wrote for the New Yorker and Vanity Fair magazines with a caustic pen, but her biting wit also had a mournful edge.
- This, the film seems to argue, is central to shaping Whale's distrust of authority and his biting wit.
- The review is a tremendous tribute to Tawney as a historian, his majestic style and his biting wit.
- These biting criticisms and self-aware jokes are through the roof, but it's all built on top of great, great pain.
- Even the biting wit of this film has something of lost innocence about it.
- There are nice physical comedy moments as well as the biting wit of the verbal humor, but so much of it gets spoiled by the savage racism of the characters.
- Some of these amount to a biting criticism of our modern healthcare system.
- The sequences from The Mikado in particular impress one with their wit, their biting satire and their musicality.
- What we should do is reach out to those who are now totally turned off by spoof films and offer some biting criticism of the spoof genre.
- Where was the biting wit and the constant chirping?
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