In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(given hard surface)(metal) cementado
- When the stone was properly seasoned, the exposed surfaces were case-hardened, creating a finish more resistant to weathering.
2(callous)(social worker/doctor/judge) que se ha insensibilizado
- It's just that case-hardened nit-pickers like me can't help noticing these things.
- But those same flames also case-hardened developing nations.
- Sometimes, even when you are a case-hardened professional, you see history differently.
- But, regardless of how well the interviewers are trained, case-hardened criminals are unlikely to take these bogus coppers seriously, and might find it easy to ‘pull the wool over their eyes’.
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