In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(face/person) descarnado(face/person) delgado y adusto(person/face) demacrado
- Now he is so thin he looks almost gaunt.
- He was gaunt from drinking too much vodka and his marriage was on the skids.
- He is a fair, gaunt man of Norwegian extraction, an international lawyer I think, and has a careful, courteous manner.
- The priest's gaunt figure dissolved into the shadows beyond the kitchen door.
- She was gaunt, painfully thin, expressionless, wearing a sleeveless top, dark pants, and sandals.
- The light from outside the table cast an odd glare on his face, making his face look gaunt.
- His face was gaunt, his eyes and his cheekbones hollow.
- He was gaunt, looked very tired, and was clearly struggling.
- John was a tall, gaunt man with sunken eyes and a smile that spoke of shyness.
- His hair was limp and unruly, his once cheerful blue eyes were cold and distant, and he was gaunt and tired-looking from the burden he now had to carry.
- Its twisted trunk and mangled branches resembled a terrifyingly gaunt person arching their back in immense agony.
- Her elfin face was thin and angular, almost gaunt, with a small, straight nose.
- Then I just noticed how skinny he was, almost gaunt.
- Many looked gaunt, clothes hanging off them as if draped on clothes racks.
- Henry's gaunt figure came into the rim of light cast by the desk lamp.
- He was gaunt and serious from the start, with minimal hand movements and only slightly gesticulating as he dipped into domestic policy issues.
- He was gaunt, his blond hair gone stringy, and his greasy tux fit the dress code only under the most generous interpretation.
- She brought choice cuts of meat to the porter's dog, and ordered full meals for the gaunt nuns who came to collect alms at awkward hours of the day.
- She was very gaunt and fairly pale, but her personality was like the glowing stars.
- She was achingly gaunt, her skin pasty white, the lines of her face stark and startling in their prominence.
2literary(landscape) adusto literary(landscape) desolado
- Wherever I played football, the huge gaunt stadium was always the touchstone of my career, the place where I came home to show my people that I could still do the job.
- Fields gave way to scattered woodlands, bare and gaunt against the early winter darkness.
- He scoured the gaunt landscape as if his primordial authority was enough to plunge the lid of the monochrome building down to floor level to allow him a cowardly escape.
- One, by the very nature of theatre in the round, is a sense of the house itself as a gaunt, intimidating presence.
- In a gaunt and craggy landscape the soft, well-rounded Magdalen weeps over her past.
- The tall buildings flickered with a glow of white, gaunt towers rising like obelisks in the night thrusting towards a heaven that would forever elude them.
- With Ahmed as our guide, we are taken to a gaunt, dilapidated building.
- Seven miles of bleak shoreline separate Cobra Mist and the gaunt Martello tower at Shingle Street.
- He juxtaposes these gaunt scenes with striking black-and-white shots of beaches and landscape.
- Cabooses are another fast disappearing symbol of the railways, those that remain are a gaunt remnant of the former glory of a bygone era.
- Windsor Castle stood out, gaunt and noble in the mist.
- The newer ones may be concrete and 15 or 20 stories high - gaunt, ugly buildings on an inhuman scale.
- The moon had finally moved far enough over the high walls of the pass to cast some of its gaunt white light down into the narrows below.
- On the tram ride out you pass building sites and the gaunt trusses of an overgrown railway bridge.
- More than 80,000 fans filled the big, gaunt ground.
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