In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(muscles/flesh) fláccido(will/regime) débil(writing) flojo
- Still flaccid and lethargic from lack of blood, Ed ambled slowly in front of the doors.
- Shaking his head, he plopped him onto his horse with extreme difficulty then rose up behind him, clasping the flaccid body to his chest.
- By then, our personalities - soft, giving and flaccid - have already solidified, which renders any effort to stiffen our sinews impotent.
- In the case of the anti-deficit campaign, flaccid fiscal management was a weakness to be strenuously avoided.
- The shady lava lamp in the corner of the room supplied a dismal crimson light, the bubbly pink shimmers on the wall fell onto his flaccid, ageless, sweaty body.
- Unfortunately, many skiers hold their arms and legs rigid in search of balance while their stomach and back muscles are flaccid and forgotten.
- In fact it was from him that I first heard the term ‘wet-fish’ when a friend of mine offered up a floppy, flaccid excuse for a hand-shake at a tournament in 1980.
- The wish to avoid any hint of ‘value judgements' causes journalists to use flaccid and vague language, which in turn leads to confusion.
- Sauntering into the living room, I stretched my flaccid body along the couch.
- But beyond the issues he championed in this era of flaccid rhetoric and focus group-approved sound bytes, Wellstone had the rare ability to ignite a fire in his audiences.
- Her body has the appearance of a carcass, flaccid and dead.
- More often than not she appears half-nude, her body lanky but soft, her breasts flaccid.
- The striated-muscle part of the esophageal body is flaccid at rest.
- Shortly after death all the muscles in the body become soft and flaccid.
- His character is flaccid and uniformly uninspired.
- Ben inspected the mess beneath his mother's now flaccid body.
- They hate us, their treatises and demagogues have long proclaimed, because we appear to them spiritually lukewarm, religiously flaccid.
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