In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(confusion) tumulto masculino(fight) riña femenino(fight) refriega femenino
- He described two fights within the extended melee outside the nightclub.
- In the melee, the iron railing leading to the park's entrance on Cipero Street broke, causing fans to fall on top of each other.
- My family and I have been woken in the early hours by football chants, fights and general melees on occasions too numerous to recall.
- Curious tourists and reporters were often trapped in the melees.
- ‘When people take to the battlefield it becomes a melee of killing and being killed,’ he says.
- With a melee of artists, dancers, musicians and bands, the crowds gathered to enjoy the sunshine and take part in the festivities.
- Then the fight became a full-on melee as the crowd found its nerve and joined the fray.
- We're asked to believe that his post-match melees leave him merely bruised, when he would most likely be eating his meals through a straw.
- Prague by day is a melee of tourists, heads cocked skyward, nodding in disbelief at yet another beautiful building.
- When battles do occur, they usually turn into confused melees.
- The fight soon degenerated into a bloody melee, each man for himself.
- Carlisle says his wife Linda was hit with a fist in the melee.
- People panicked and stampeded, blows rained down, people fell and hurt themselves in the melee.
- Several melees broke out on the field as the game threatened to spill over into all out violence.
- Both Cork goals were scored from melees in front of the posts and both were controversial.
- We see the use of lances with hooks, to unhorse an opponent, but there is little mounted archery, and too much man-to-man sword fighting in small, confused melees.
- Another person involved in the melee was jailed for violent disorder after his trial for murder collapsed.
- Amelia ducked and rolled to the side to avoid being impaled by Breanne's rapier, the fight now a melee.
- In a melee, the combat becomes very strategic and each player can handle the combat in a different manner.
- After the initial charge, both lines are broken, and the battle degenerates into a chaotic melee.
- They managed to retrieve their son from the melee and, with a struggle, reached the safety of their home.
- For some reason, perhaps to differentiate rugby melees from all the other tussles, the word evolved into ‘scrummage’ with a U.
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