In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Quin looked as though he might retort with some snide remark he was sure to regret, so Drake interrupted.
- Delilah was about to retort with some witty comeback, but stopped when she saw the soirée waiting outside on the street to greet them.
- Trent breathed in deeply, fighting the urge to retort something regrettable.
- It takes every ounce of self-control that I have to not retort back with a scathing remark about what a fool she is.
- Tairo fought back the need to retort, feeling helpless and angry at the same time.
- I debated whether to retort with a witty comeback or to not pay attention to him.
- Without letting him answer or retort she rode back towards the lake.
- Before Roman could open his mouth to retort, Lenore answered.
- Usually a sympathetic listener to her tales of woe, this time I was stung into retorting, ‘How can you say that when every single one of us absolutely adores you?’
- When he had pulled out of a film, it was said that he was a victim of stress, but he refuted those claims, retorting that he simply hadn't wanted to do a movie at that point.
- ‘No, Mr. Duvall, you don't understand,’ Christian retorted, getting angrier by the minute.
- ‘We'll see if you have remembered anything about manners,’ she retorted.
- Jake was about to retort with a very rude comment when pain flared up through his body, causing him to cry out.
- Jamie was about to retort the remark made by someone behind Maddie but found her words stuck in her throat as that person slowly came into view.
- If you're not going to look after Fay, someone has to,’ I retorted, aware that my words sounded sharp and not caring.
- I'm warning you,’ her brother retorted harshly, growing progressively angrier.
- ‘You could have just told me,’ she retorted, her voice almost angry.
- I opened my mouth to retort but couldn't quite come up with anything witty or smart or right.
- Patient and genial, Ms. Sandhya took the children into confidence from the very start, retorting with jokes, poetry and the occasional repartee to drive home a point.
- Cora bit her lip as she forced herself to not retort to his last remark.
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- Keziah tried to think up a suitably sarcastic retort quickly, but her mind was blank.
- Sydney's eyes narrowed in response and she willed her sharp tongue to spit back a scathing retort.
- Christopher clenched his jaw, fighting back the sharp retort and the wave of agony-driven rage as the carriage lurched to a stop outside the Donovan home.
- She was brilliant, there was no doubt about that, but when it came to escaping from awkward situations, coming up with valid excuses or witty retorts, she was useless.
- Everyone discreetly turned his or her head towards Jordan, ready for the retort, and the angry outburst, but he merely shrugged.
- Lydia's lips tightened, and she bit back a sharp retort.
- Evelyn glared daggers at me, causing whatever sharp retort to vanish on the tip of my tongue.
- Now was not the time to shoot back angry retorts.
- Those who don't smile at Arnold's witty retorts have hearts of true solid granite.
- I opened my mouth to make an angry retort, but Mom said, quietly, ‘Liss, we need to talk.’
- He drew away slowly, with no angry retort to throw back at her.
- Andra had to literally bite her tongue to hold back the sharp retort quickly forming there.
- Morgan opened her mouth for a cutting retort, then abruptly closed it again.
- Graham's retorts may have been biting and sharp, but Shamus had no trouble thinking up a comeback with his cool, unconcerned manner.
- I bit my tongue to stop the sarcastic retort from leaving my mouth.
- It was an angry retort, and I tried to control the edge in my voice.
- Having a retort ready for the reply I had expected - time for us to get some sleep - I was caught off guard and stared at him.
- Cordelia rolled her eyes, but was too tired to give a scathing retort.
- Well, for once in my life, I didn't have a clever retort.
- Just as I expected, Brand was ready with his witty retorts as I swung open the door.
- The first experiments with the caustic potash purification had been conducted in glass retorts, but they were less successful when scaled up.
- Retorts are the most employed of any kind of distilling vessels in the practice of modern chemistry, having in England almost superseded the use of all others.
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- Ore has been processed in large retorts in the past, but most recent operations use several types of furnaces.
- The smelters will require 25000 tons of charcoal per annum which will be produced in retorts supplied by the Belgium company, Lambiotte.
- In the factory there were a number of iron retorts, and with them several tons of pitch were also distilled.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.