In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Initially alarmed by its scarlet, raspberry mousse appearance, she was soon making indecipherable noises of appreciation.
- That first day there had been a choice of doors off the lobby; an indecipherable squiggle chiselled into the brass plate hung by each.
- He supports this with grainy images of indecipherable documents.
- There are so many indecipherable mumblings that you have to replay and replay.
- Rugby union is bogged down by a morass of strange and (to the casual viewer at least) indecipherable rules.
- Make any signage relating to your goods virtually indecipherable to anyone without a degree in computers.
- While streaming one video, the picture broke down after about a minute, and the voice track continued over an indecipherable kaleidoscope of colours.
- The bass bounced around the tent, leaving their raps indecipherable.
- She is in her 90s and the envelope was merely addressed with my name and Ilkley, Yorks, England, with other indecipherable letters.
- The children's lyrics are almost completely indecipherable, but they seem to echo the adult male's lyrics, verbatim.
- I must declare a weakness for indecipherable lyrics.
- Some of the words are recognizable, but the context makes their meaning indecipherable.
- The dairies consist of nearly 970,000 words, some of them almost indecipherable.
- Their runes may be indecipherable at a glance to most modern eyes but they were part of a cultured society, where sagas were told and songs sung, a far cry from the bloody battlefield.
- The dialogue wavers from understandable to indecipherable, and there is very little depth or flavor to the recording.
- It's esoteric in parts, and plain indecipherable in others.
- I have no idea who sent it, as there's nothing to identify the couple except an indecipherable scrawl.
- JD's English, while sufficient, is heavily accented and at times indecipherable.
- This is where jazz gets its reputation as indecipherable noise.
- We do not care to contemplate that which carries a deceased bond between it and consciousness: the indecipherable is thus ignored.
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