In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The slag was looking rusty, and where some of it had been eroded there has appeared a large blob of tar, it was melting and bubbling in the sun.
- Then the ‘piece de resistance’ - I spooned two blobs of vanilla ice cream on the two portions, and thus a remarkable meal was complete.
- A good blob of moisturizer on your face will help your skin retain water, making sure it stays soft and supple.
- When I say I ‘made’ the dessert, I cut off a portion of sponge and took the ice cream out of the freezer - then I spooned out the two blobs of ice cream.
- If anything ever looked more like a bug splat on a car windshield or a blob of ice cream dropped on a sidewalk - it just has to be the asterisk.
- There are clear, with the usual imperfections that come with Mexican glassware, and have interesting green and blue blobs of glass embedded in the glass.
- The samosa were weird but quite pleasant, if spoiled by deep-frying and an out-of-proportion blob of vinegary mayonnaise.
- Suppose a glowing blob of some unknown substance were parked right in front of you.
- Is there a shared factor that binds the two together like a blob of industrial-strength super glue?
- The stinger's gone, so just wash it and rub a good blob of jungle ointment in it and round it.
- You can drop a blob of whipped cream to enhance the taste and add a small dash of the cognac to it.
- It had tiny blobs of horseradish cream and a little parmesan on top but the meat was not raw, rather almost cured with vinegary and watery juices from a pile of redundant salad leaves on top.
- The sink was blocked and full of blobs of gunk.
- I sign the verse, then drop a blob of wax underneath and make a thumb-print.
- Push a button with your thumb and it dispenses a perfect-sized blob of toothpaste through the bristles and onto the head.
- In one model, a saffron-yellow liquid filled the globe, and a blue blob of oil oozed up from the glass bottom like some alien life form.
- What we had done was smash our fists down on a blob of mercury and it had burst out into many droplets.
- The handmade ravioli were plump with a purée of vegetables, and generously coated with a light tomato sauce and strategically placed blobs of basil pesto.
- The molten glass may then be poured into moulds and shaped under high pressure, or taken as a blob of red hot liquid and blown into moulds, or free blown.
- They're made of flat blobs of glass, held together by some kind of soldered metal.
- It was crisp, with a dollop of really well-made tomato salsa on top (which suggested long, slow cooking and adroit seasoning) and there was a blob of melted mozzarella on that.
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- Her vision blurred the faces around her into blobs and spots.
- How am I going to enjoy the dance if all I can see is big blobs from the flash?
- Otherwise I would look like a big blob in the middle of the screen.
- The images in front of my eyes began flying by so quickly, I was no longer able to focus and pretty soon, they'd melted into one big grey blob.
- My mind was a big blob and it wouldn't function right.
- They don't put the chunks of fatty blobs in, and I'd forgotten they exist.
- It was this big pink blob, and I had to let it go somewhere.
- Still, the sight took on an ominous face, especially when the blob began to from a solid tangible shape.
- Further down the field the finishing line was marked by a group of people-shaped grey blobs.
- Soon someone spotted a massive, gelatinous white blob wriggling in the sand.
- The four blobs were growing, taking on distinct shapes of their own.
- You must also not overlap the silhouetted shapes because you will end up with an unidentifiable blob.
- And back in the 90s, some other scientists studied age-old chunks of a mystery blob from 1869.
- There are the pieces barely there in form, undefined and tentative, as if they were emerging from the confining blob of clay.
- The solidified fat droplets collide and adhere to each other, but they retain much of their original shape instead of forming one big blob.
- In further contrast to the brightly coloured clothes and accessories of the young women, the man's body seems no longer human and instead is a black blob trailing a crimson train of blood.
- Sometimes, that's the only way to get an amorphous blob into shape.
- She looked into the bag and pulled out what looked like a shapeless blob.
- A third assumed a spherical shell containing dense blobs or clumps of matter.
- One, the blob tends to take on the shape of a sphere.
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