In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1garabato masculineI couldn't read his scribble — no pude entender sus garabatos
- Inspired by notes and scribbles already on the pages, Byron commenced a program of drawing, painting and collage.
- In some episodes where a threat lurks, the colored scribbles grow dense and fraught, mutely warning against dangers that the character is too naive to see for himself.
- But is not the taking seriously of this kind of comment the equivalent of the exhibition curator placing an artist's kitchen table scribble alongside one of his major drawings?
- The world starts making sense, and the meaningless scribbles are left behind.
- Although the pilot creates confident spurts of white, the lines eventually pull apart, becoming just scribbles in the sky.
- He smears the hues and tears the forms and scribbles across the surface in a kind of eloquent frenzy.
- You give these words, meaningless scribbles, you give them life and shape.
- Over each print are differently colored washes and scribbles.
- I was asleep one night in Hollywood and woke up one morning with my notepad full of scribble and I read it.
- Before that I made these dream journals and they were filled with poetry and scribbles.
- The students nodded and made various scribbles in their notebooks.
- Mysterious psychedelic scribbles fill other windows, some with a figure caught within the web of marks.
- The brothers practice an idiom of grandly lyric, gestural abstraction - scrawls and scribbles across a compositional field of contrasting grounds, currently silk and lead.
- The scribble does something besides provide a sense of enclosure, however: it creates a landmark.
- All of them contain organic, cell-like splotches, dots and drips of predominantly pastel colors that are overlaid with black lines, darker scribbles and cryptic hieroglyphs.
- As is characteristic of Johns's graphic work of this time, the drawings feature freehand scribbles, carefully limned curves, erasures and tonal blurring.
- The designers have taught me how to use proper proofing marks rather than random scribbles.
- I scratched my head and looked down at the scribbles in my notebook.
1garabatearhe scribbled a hurried note to her — le escribió una notita a las corridas / a las carreras informal
- I scribbled (down) a few ideas on a scrap of paper — anoté algunas ideas en un papel
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