In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1empuñadura femininepuño masculine
- I let the arrow fly just as Blaise gripped the hilt of her knife and it landed solidly in the wooden sign.
- Thron followed, and both kept loose grips on the hilts of their swords.
- They saw Rurik shift his grip on his sword hilt and Banor stretch his right arm, ready to use magic.
- His hand griped the hilt of his sword, the blade drawn but down so the point traced a line in the snow.
- Lodge put his sunglasses on and stood up, his hand gripped around the hilt of his weapon.
- He firmly gripped the hilt of his long sword and shouted brief words of refusal.
- He replied, his stance changing, his left hand firmly gripping the hilt of his sword.
- She had a tight grip on the hilt of her sword and it tightened with every punch Hawk received.
- Angel gripped the hilt of the dagger, still not certain whether he was friend or foe.
- She gripped the weapon by its hilt and its sheathe and carefully lifted it down from its hooks.
- The five members of the Black Handles had their hands placed on the hilts of their swords or daggers.
- The last thing Jack remembered was gripping the hilt of his sword before he was knocked out.
- Some clutched the hilts of their swords, others dirks or bows.
- His hands were steady, and his grip strong on the hilt of his sword.
- His left hand grasped the hilt of his sword and his right hand tightened at his side.
- Her left hand closed around an invisible scabbard and her right hand clutched the hilt of a sword.
- Quad's hands gripped sword hilts, cueing Mack to bring his rifle to a firing position.
- He grasped the handle of the shield and the hilt of the sword, and felt himself being pushed along.
- Hanging at her waist, the hilt of a dagger protruded from its lacquered wooden scabbard.
- Veon frowned but said nothing, his hand gripping the hilt of his sword tightly.
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