In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbdescries, descrying, descried
- Commissioned to dispel the clouds, the samurai ‘stared upward and descried a weird form in the clouds.’
- Ostensibly sympathetic to those on the raft, the painting shows the survivors descrying a ship barely visible on the horizon.
- Below, the ground grew rougher; from time to time he descried blurred lines upon the earth - the overgrown walking-tracks of humans.
- While he clearly indicates productions he considers successful, I would be hard-pressed to descry a pattern among them.
- Venturing further into the meadow, he descried four figures near the other side of the meadow.
- How could she possibly descry the ship's position from a standpoint of utter blindness.
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