In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1viruela femininepústula feminine
- He was a strange-looking man, olived-skinned face marked with scars and pocks from unknown battles.
- The lesions resemble small pocks - tiny, pus-filled blisters most prominent on the face, arms and legs.
- Marks from beatings criss-crossed his back, and deep pocks, apparently from electric shock burns, were gouged in his skin.
- Those infected, remain contagious until the last pock falls off - about 21 days.
- My pock had become so sore and troublesome ’, soldier Lemuel Roberts recalled, ‘that my clothes stuck fast to my body, especially to my feet; and it became a severe trial to my fortitude, to bear my disorder’.
- Her head was bare again, and marked by tiny red pocks.
- Obtain a written, signed note from your physician, of take photographs of your children when the pocks have manifested.
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