In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of hair)rizo masculinerulo masculine Southern Conechino masculine Mexicomasculine buclemasculine tirabuzón
- Her hair was damp too, making her usually straight hair coil up in small curls.
- Because hair is porous, it absorbs moisture, which activates curl.
- The curl of smoke twisted through the tall grass as the hunter stared over the hill tops.
- I bit my lip lightly as I finished putting the final curl in the left ponytail on my head.
- She had desperately tried to tame her hair by running a comb through her tangle of curls, but with no avail.
- He was smaller than the man at the door, his hair tied back in a tangle of dark curls.
- It is then treated with an oxidizing solution that reforms protein bonds and causes the hair to maintain a curl.
- There wasn't an ounce of curl in any hair on her head, and she was sure that he would be most disappointed in her appearance.
- She then called for her maid to do her hair, which ended up in elaborate curls, twisted and pinned around a pearl and sapphire tiara.
- The easiest way to shape thin chocolate curls is to shave them directly from a block of chocolate, using a swivel vegetable peeler or sharp knife.
- Shower and shampoo has left my hair in an uncontrollable mass of curls and tangles.
- Its face, beneath a shaggy fall of raven black curls, was delicately shaped and as stark as bone, with no hint of rosy cheek or kind intention.
- Pins, clips, combs, and feathers captured their graying hair into elaborate curls and twists.
- A quick climb up the family tree and it's easy to pick out the source of our eye color, the curl in our hair, even our personality quirks.
- You won't see his receivers running a lot of curls, running to the sideline or catching the ball from a dead stop.
- Finally, for you curly heads, don't towel dry your hair because it'll break up your natural curl, creating lackluster, frizzy hair.
- The damp is taking all the curl out of my naturally curly hair!
- The vegetables will open up or set in wonderful stars, curls or palm-tree shapes.
- My blonde tresses had caused me trouble ever since I had my haircut up to my shoulders, from a previous length of my waist, and the natural curl came out.
- It ‘gave a rotundity to my person, a wave and curl to my hair, and perhaps led me to fancy pictorial illustration and flaming colours’.
- Fear, greed and sexual obsession tangle in a plot that has more twists than a curl of smoke traveling through a double helix.
- He had short apricot-colored hair with a small hint of curl, his eyes shown a bright green, and his face was gently colored with a soft patch of freckles.
- After a year of curls, hair is heading for a pared-down look.
- Personally I hate my hair; it tends to have a natural curl to it, so I cut it to prevent it from getting out of control.
- Gabriel had black hair cut short at the sides and back, while the top and front was long enough to show the curl in his thick hair.
- Something about the dress brought out the twinkle in her eyes and the curl of her dark hair.
- Her eyes followed the winding twists and the curls of smoke as the sky broke open to the ocean beneath.
- Use a curling iron to add a very soft curl at the bottom of the lock of hair.
- Her auburn hair fell down about her shoulders, the ends styled in spiral curls.
- She released the lock of dark brown hair, letting it fall into a graceful spiral curl.
- The holsters have a lip curl so the cylinder will not hang up when re-holstering.
- My hair was in spiral curls that hung loosely around my face, forming a dark shadow around my glowing face.
- Beautiful blonde locks and bouncy curls framed the delicately shaped face.
- Her hair was in a French twist with a few curls framing her face.
- She has a mass of black curls, a long, still stare, a restless intellect.
2(of lips)mueca de desprecio feminine
- She averted her eyes, shifting her gaze to her feet in an attempt to avoid the mischievous curl of his lips.
- Aimee could spot the vindictive curl on his lips, the hand holding the cup of fruit juice rising and before she knew it, the contents of the cups were emptied all over her.
- Unfortunately, while we might be prepared to complain about deficiencies in our own immediate locality, when we see a mess further afield we tend to pass it by with a curl of the lip.
- However, there was an angry curl to his lips as he awaited the Old Man's explanation.
- Worse than that: they evoke a contemptuous curl of the lip.
- I read over my recent entries with a curl to my lip; I'm not at my sparkling best in winter.
- He inhabits the champ from the first curl of his lip and half-lidded gaze.
- He, apparently ruthless in his ambition, gave up on mainstream politics with barely a curl of those famous lips.
- He fought to control the instinctive curl of his lip.
- His eyes speak volumes and a sneering curl of his lip or raising of the brow conveys as much as a page of dialogue or explanation.
- I could tell he had adopted an unusual air by the strange curl on his beautiful lips.
- With a roll of my eyes and a curl of my lip, I took out my notebook and started sketching.
- That bent and stooped body became, for a time, capable of conveying the subtlest of messages in an arch of an eyebrow, the curl of a lip.
- She looks at him with a delighted curl to her red lips.
- She tried to ignore her, but she caught the quick curl of lips and grinned.
- Nothing wrong with that, but a slight tweak in hand position transforms an ordinary curl into a hammer curl.
- She easily captures this grasping floozy, with just a curl of her bee-stung lips and her eyes alternately vacant and cunning.
- With a squint of eye, a curl of lip, a twist of neck, and a body slanguage equally at home in boardrooms and barrooms, she embodies everyone she sees.
- In a minute, I am onto the coast road and following its curl as it descends toward probably the most famous beach in the world.
3(of smoke)voluta feminine
1rizarencrespar Southern Coneenchinar Mexicoenrular River Plate
2(twist, bend)to curl one's lip — torcer el gesto
- the snake curled itself around the branch — la serpiente se enroscó / se enrolló alrededor de la rama
- she curled herself into a ball — se hizo un ovillo
1rizarseensortijarse literaryencresparse Southern Coneenchinarse Mexicoenrularse River Plate
2(paper/leaf/edge) ondularse(leaf/paper/edge) rizarse
3(spiral)(path) serpentear(smoke) formar volutas(smoke) hacer volutas(smoke) subir en espirales
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