In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(for hair)peine masculinepeinilla feminine Latin Americapeineta feminine Chileto go over sth with a fine-tooth comb — examinar / revisar algo minuciosamente / con lupa
- Another woman eats an ice cream as her young daughter eyes the sparkly hair bobbles and shiny combs in a shop window.
- On top were two simple silver combs to pull your hair back.
- She wasn't wearing anything that could be considered feminine except maybe her hair comb.
- Jeweled combs also made a huge splash at the Golden Globes.
- I dressed quickly in the clothes set out and I ran a wooden comb through my long dark hair.
- He took out his pocket comb and ran it through his thinning hair.
- ‘Finished,’ I called out and pulled the gold combs out of my hair as he turned back to face me.
- Her hair was swept back with jeweled silver combs and diamond-stud hair pins into a smooth chignon.
- Sighing, I grabbed a comb and began untangling the knots in my black hair.
- He stumbled to the bathroom, brushed his teeth, and ran a wet comb through his hair.
- She grabbed her comb and a hair tie then put her thick, black hair into a high ponytail.
- A man looked at him through a mirror in the bathroom, comb in hand.
- However, combing through the hair with a louse comb and examining the teeth of the comb for living lice detects more cases than direct visualization alone.
- Towel dry the hair and use a wide toothed comb or pick to untangle.
- She reached up and pulled the combs from her hair.
- Besides the explosion of headbands and jeweled hair combs, watch for a continual rise in the popularity of all types of silk and couture hair flowers.
- She pulled a comb out of her pocket and started to brush my hair.
- Otherwise, find a comb with very fine teeth: the space between the teeth of the comb should be no more than 0.3 mm.
- I ran a comb through my own hair and stared dejectedly at my reflection.
- Try coating the hair with mineral oil and using a special nit comb to remove them more easily.
- After breaking another tooth off of my comb, I realized that my hair was the boss.
- I quickly brushed my teeth and ran a comb through my hair.
- No hats, combs, kerchiefs or anything but hair should be on your head.
- Use a wide toothed comb to distribute the mixture through the hair.
- This involves lifting the hair with a metal comb and burning off the ends with a lighted taper.
- He slowly reached up his hand to brush away the wet hair that was clinging to her face, escaped from the hair combs which had been lost in the depths of the water.
- He was going to curl my short auburn hair and put it up in combs so the ringlets would lay all over the place.
- She sprayed perfume around herself into the air, and pinned the crystal combs into her hair.
- A large tortoiseshell comb in her hair saved her life.
- Vincent sat on her bed and watched her, captivated, as she stood before the mirror, adjusting the comb in her disheveled hair.
- Adorn your new curls with your favorite accessories such as headbands, jeweled side combs or similar.
- She stood behind her mother, ivory comb in hand, brushing through the voluminous red hair.
- Grimacing, she pulled the comb through her tangled mass of long brown hair.
- Some kind of comb was dragged through my hair, leaving a burning path along my scalp.
- Soak hair-care items like combs, barrettes, hair ties or bands, headbands, and brushes in rubbing alcohol or medicated shampoo for 1 hour.
- These are worn with mantillas (lacy scarves worn over the hair and shoulders), long earrings, and hair ornaments such as combs or flowers.
- I took the fine toothed comb and skimmed my hair.
- I stood in the mirror, dragging the comb through my neatly trimmed hair.
1.2(worn in hair)peineta feminine
2(act)your hair needs a good comb — tienes que peinarte bien
- give your hair a quick comb — date una peinada
3(for disentangling fibres)carda feminine
4(on bird)cresta feminine
5panal masculinehoney on the comb — miel con un trozo de panal feminine
2(pass a comb through)to comb sb's hair — peinar a algn
- to comb one's hair — peinarse
4(search)(field/area) peinar(field/area) rastrear(archives/files) rebuscar ento comb sth for sth
- they combed the area for survivors/clues — peinaron / rastrearon la zona en busca de supervivientes/ pistas
- I combed the newspaper for the story — repasé el periódico de arriba abajo buscando el artículo
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