In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pen/fingers) manchado de tinta
- Sometimes too many keys rose at once and jammed together, so his fingers were all inky from pulling them apart.
- He had been trying to coordinate a week of anti-war campaigning on campus and had just wiped inky fingers across one of the pristine T-shirts.
- I'll put my inky fingers up and admit that such a truncation popped into my mind straight away.
- He takes strand of her two-tone hair and twists it in his inky fingers.
- My fingers are a bit inky after reading, mind - anyone else getting that?
2(darkness) impenetrable literary(blue) oscuro
- She wasn't just there on Halloween night - she was there every night… Especially on dark, inky black winter ones.
- Dark, inky black clouds swathed over the sun and blotted out the sky like a curtain of stormy nightfall.
- This inky dark Cabernet Sauvignon is that seductive siren.
- Everything was dark, inky black except for the image floating before him.
- When he looked into the huge chasm all he could see was the darkest black, the inky color of the unexplored depths of an ancient cave.
- The only redemption to the inky blackness was her lone lamp.
- It felt much like a cathedral, with smooth walls of dark stone that soared up into an inky blackness.
- Suddenly she hands me her torch and wonders off into the thick inky blackness of night.
- She gripped the iron edges and suspended herself in the inky blackness, as she heard footsteps going through the corridors.
- She looked down at her hands, seeing nothing but inky blackness.
- It is inky dark, with fireflies flashing in the trees and a gibbous moon hanging over Venus.
- I looked up and around me was a infinity of space, stars glittered at me as the last of my home fell away leaving me drifting, drifting away slowly into inky blackness and glimmers of white.
- Ike turned off the TV with a clap of his hand and the room was pitched instantly into inky blackness.
- The full moon was shining brightly through the inky blackness.
- There was a bed covered in rich dark green blankets, the window revealed an inky black night.
- His eyes were a dark brown, almost inky brown, black in a sense.
- With a gasp from the motors and a jolt, the ship surged into the overwhelming blackness of space, inky dark except for the sprinkling of stars.
- They pulled open the warped wooden door and stepped into the inky dark of the carousel.
- A hundred feet out the ocean began to churn and boil with a dark inky color.
- However, the sun was soon down below the horizon and the sky was covered with inky blackness, but her brothers were still nowhere to be seen.
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