In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wet mist)bruma feminine
- The entire ballet is set amid a swirl of supernatural Scotch mist.
- It's lovely to see everyone in the city again and I'm pleased to see that Glasgow has the same sort of Scotch mist as we do back in Glenbogle.
- We had to provide equipment to demist it, otherwise you'd only have seen them through Scotch mist, Masters said.
2(fantasy, mirage)their plans are just so much Scotch mist — sus planes son castillos en el aire
- what's this, Scotch mist? — ¿y esto qué es, no tienes ojos en la cara?
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