In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sediment)posos masculinecunchos masculine Colombiaconchos masculine Chilethere are only the dregs left — solo quedan los restos
- he drained the bottle to the dregs — apuró la botella
- the dregs of humanity/society — la escoria de la humanidad/sociedad
- I swigged the dregs of my coke, crunching what remained of the ice cubes.
- Adam threw away the dregs of his coffee and turned back to the house as the sound of Joseph's laugh trickled like sweet music through the stillness.
- ‘Coffee ladies’ read fortunes in the dregs of a cup of coffee.
- When the cheese is used up, the dregs are allowed to brown on the bottom of the container and then scraped off and shared.
- Greeks also ‘knock wood’ to guard against misfortune, and reading one's fortunes in the patterns of coffee dregs remains popular.
- He swigged the dregs of his coffee, wiped the back of his hand across his moustache and typed in the headline.
- He downed the last of the coffee in one, closed the newspaper, rinsed the dregs out of the cup, and contemplated - not for the first time - that maybe he thought too much.
- He drained the last of his coffee dregs and got up.
- Why, he couldn't discern… he took a gulp of tea until only the dregs remained.
- The violin has a sensual sound just like cafe mocha has a sensual taste - but like the bitter dregs at the bottom of a coffee cup, even the most soothing minstrels are a little harsh on the ears after, say, an hour.
- ‘Well,’ he said, swishing the dregs of his coffee around in the glass contemplatively.
- The mug went down with a thud upon the thick wooden table, the remaining dregs never to be touched again.
- Celly swallowed the bitter dregs of her coffee and tapped the phone against her thigh.
- ‘Oh well,’ I say, draining the dregs of my coffee.
- This fits directly below the machine, holds a container for coffee dregs and has space for a number of cups and saucers as well as filters and other accessories, all of which are dishwasher-proof.
- After draining the last few dregs of his coffee his watch told him it was almost 8: 00.
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