In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hirsutopinchudo informaldon't kiss me, you're too bristly — no me beses, que tu barba está muy rasposa
- His uniform - the one he'd always worn - was green with age and his whiskers were grey and bristly.
- We kissed once more and I stroked his bristly face.
- Still, it's difficult to imagine these hard, brown things with bristly bottoms pushing out such incredible blooms.
- The mixed forests - tall white pine, bristly spruce, oak and maple - seem to extend forever.
- Nekoi looked up, a handsome, bristly muzzle appeared.
- The bristly hair in your mustache prickles my skin, itching a bit.
- He had long, wiry black hair, and a bristly goatee-beard-mustache combination around his lower face.
- The bandleader, who doubles as the vocalist, is a small, nimble man with a mobile face and dark, bristly hair.
- Mr. Gershwin, a rather catlike man with an intelligent face and bristly whiskers, began.
- His bristly brown beard probably scratched Baby Chad wherever he kissed, but neither seemed to care.
- He had huge powerful arms and a bristly mustache.
- They looked like sunken fat cactuses, as a result of sporadic bristly hairs dotting their bulbous backs.
- They were tough, bristly, spiky cave bushes but still plants.
- She looked at me after feeling the bristly hairs brush against her face again.
- I could only just discern the bristly tops of trees.
- This was topped up with a bristly white moustache, a ruddy complexion and blue eyes.
- His big bristly moustache twitched at the edges.
- He grabbed her hand and brought it to his face to rub her fingers over his bristly cheek.
- Whatever his status, he unveils a conical dome of dark flesh and bristly hair - supposedly the scalp a Yeti.
- My eyes were closed to avoid getting jabbed by the bristly grass blades.
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