In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(snake) deslizarsethe car slithered to a halt — el coche patinó hasta detenerse
- we slithered down the slope — nos resbalamos por la pendiente
- What looks like oil slicks slither across the surface, multiple colors twisting over each other.
- Grace and Willies peered into an aquarium, and to Willie's delight and Grace's horror, saw dozens of squirmy striped creatures slithering over each other.
- Most of the inhabitants could afford to buy extra water rations and keep plants, which they proudly displayed sprawling out of the windows and slithering up the pale, smooth walls of their homes.
- Creatures that slither, writhe or scuttle currently form the star attraction for visitors of all ages to the town.
- Artistic images of snakelike forms capture the scaly, slithering, writhing shapes of snakes as they move over the ground or swim in water.
- Ben dipped under the surface, slithering like a snake after the boys.
- Gliding smoothly under it, he slithered his fingers in between the wave in a cutting motion.
- The ship seems to slither and move as if it's alive.
- As Satan taunts Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, a snake slithers out from beneath the underbrush.
- There were rats and snakes crawling and slithering all over her helpless body.
- What Moon has found is that a snake slithers by bending its body into a series of S-shaped curves produced by alternating waves of muscle contraction that start at the reptile's head and move back toward its tail.
- A week or so later, the snake slithers back into the wild - broadcasting a signal to researchers about where and how it lives.
- The road twists vertiginously around sharp drop-offs, and nighttime is when poisonous fer-de-lance snakes slither across the road.
- If you don't move fast, the snake will slither away.
- In a moment, the forest was quiet again, and the flying and creeping things slithered and crawled to view the carnage.
- It felt like an oily snake slithering around in my head.
- Then, above our heads soared three eagles, and not long after, an adder slithered calmly between our feet.
- I look down and see a long snake slithering past us.
- A variety of snakes twisted and slithered across his shoulders down to his fingertips as if they had a life of their own.
- ‘It's a place of peace for me,’ Carlos says as a black snake slithers by.
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