In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(skin) postilloso(skin) lleno de costras
- Later, after touching down on the scabby tarmac, I skated through Customs in Lima.
- Scalp - as long as it is not scabby, shiny or beneath a comb-over - can be stylish, intelligent, tough and modern.
- And while you might pet a stray dog and accidentally touch a scabby sore or some other yuck, the rabies fears seemed unsubstantiated and the cities haven't taken to rounding up the lot for the public safety.
- Francis Upritchard's scabby shrunken heads are disgustingly ugly - bruised, green skin, old teeth, yucky dandruffy hair.
- The boy was wearing some black board shorts, showing off the child's scabby knees.
- So I used to go to interviews looking like I had been sleeping under London Bridge - you know, pale, scabby old clothes, interesting, artistic.
- He then proceeded to roll up his trouser leg and show me his very scabby leg.
- He reached out a scabby, bandaged hand and patted my shoulder.
- Most feature anomalously crude draftsmanship, scabby surfaces and flat-footed figuration.
- The waiting area teemed with children wiping runny noses and scratching scabby skin and adults hacking with chest-rattling coughs.
- Details surface in the untouched snaps - stretch marks, scabby knees, boob jobs - and so do the posturings, poses and projections behind the sexual self.
- If soils drain rapidly or become cool, infected plants often recover, but still may be distorted or produce superficial, scabby lesions.
- Feeding by the chigger creates scabby, reddish lesions that require two to three weeks to heal after the engorged mites leave the bird.
- A soapy solution was rubbed all over my scabby, bruised and burnt fingers leaving me with a relaxed sensation you wouldn't have believed possible in this part of your body.
- She's standing alone, stringy hair, corduroy skirt, scabby legs sprouting out of Roman sandals.
- It has, what looks like a perfectly normal little brown bud but when the sex organs emerge, instead of petals coming out the little scabby petal like structures just drop to the ground.
- I'm just finding it a little difficult to assess because anything scabby with that much fur tends to look much worse than it probably is.
- In a childish moment I picked the scab from my football knee (footballers who play on AstroTurf always have scabby knees) dark red blood flowed down my leg.
- She guides your hand to touch the scabby scar that snakes across her head.
- She whimpers as she undoes the bandages completely, revealing a scabby slice the length of her thumb.
2(diseased)(animal) roñoso(animal) sarnoso
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