In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to strike sth/sb a glancing blow — pegarle a algo/a algn de refilón
- The student tried to avoid the drunken man but suffered a glancing blow: ‘I was uninjured but a little shaken by the experience.’
- If the medical evidence is correct he is unlikely to have fallen down as a result of the stroke itself and I accept a glancing blow to the head would not necessarily knock him over.
- Take a flashlight and shine it at a glancing angle across the wall and the mold almost lights up.
- It dawdles across the sky and sets slowly at a glancing angle.
- I saw him take a step back, angling his body so the next left would be a glancing blow, and not effect him as much, and it would bring my body close to his as I over extended my arm.
- It swerved, but gave the first coach a glancing blow and ended up in the field.
- So, a glancing blow like that can actually really be worse.
- An ordinary concave mirror wouldn't work, because X-rays would just go through - they reflect only at glancing angles.
- Mr Haven, of Indianapolis, said the Titanic struck a glancing blow to the iceberg as it attempted to turn away.
- Even an glancing blow could cause new devastation to the already-stricken city.
- The result of my three shots was, one miss, one glancing blow but the third one was a heart shot!
- Through beautiful courtyards graced by classical statues and charming fountains that caught the glancing light from the full sun.
- She fires four more shots: two direct hits, two glancing blows.
- Most missed but the few that hit were just glancing blows.
- He was struck once in the left shoulder, merely a glancing blow.
- A stone smashed through an offside window of the vehicle, causing a glancing blow to a passenger.
- At that moment the psychiatric patient suddenly lunged at the registrar and struck her two glancing blows.
- Luckily, we only caught the tree a glancing blow.
- I hate to think what even a glancing blow from a hurricane could do.
- Now he's hitting the ball squarely, instead of with a glancing blow.
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