In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blade/knife) (with two cutting edges) de doble filo(scheme/law) (with good and bad effects) de doble filo(comment/remark) (with two meanings) de doble sentido(remark/comment) (with two meanings) con segundas
- Afar men are known for the long, sharp, double-edged dagger, called a jile, that they wear at the waist.
- It resembled an extremely long and wide double-edged knife, with an elaborate handle for improved grip.
- This particular nexus of grief, women, and the poetic prophet is a tool with cultural connections which explain the double-edged ambivalences of Miltonic self-fashioning in Paradise Lost.
- In them, it held a short double-edged sword and circular shield.
- Bear in mind, most jurisdictions prohibit the carrying of double-edged knives, and many do not allow concealed carry of fixed-blade knives.
- A long silver metal double-edged sword with an angel on the handle-top and a cross on the handle-bottom of the golden sword handle is fastened onto his belt and he has black gauntlets with a sliver band in the middle on both of his wrist.
- The blade was roughly three feet long and was slightly slimmer than a regular double-edged sword.
- Therefore, all of LTC Leonhard's principles have a dual, double-edged nature.
- Kay drew out his two-sided double-edged sword in a defensive motion.
- In her left hand she holds the scales of justice while in her right she brandishes her double-edged sword to punish the guilty.
- The sheathed and double-edged sword, or dodhar, lying across it, once belonged to Shivaji.
- On her back she wore a simple double-edged sword, but her strength hid the massive weight that it really was.
- Men of the armies fought with double-edged swords, battle-axes, lances, slings, and weapons of archery.
- The double-edged aspect of disorder in The Street is no-where more apparent than in its ambiguous evocation of gun violence.
- Their exploitation is double-edged - both by the factories and by the contractors.
- Reaching over to his left side, he drew his weapon of choice, a long double-edged sword.
- The last things on the trays that had come out of the wall were two incredible double-edged swords that had very intricate detailing on their handles.
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