In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Rebus nodded slowly and walked over to the bus driver, crouched down in front of him.
- The beans had been cooked slowly and infused with all the delicious juices as a result.
- When loading it on, move slowly from one side of the spool to the other and back again.
- He turned slowly and shuffled back to his seat behind the counter and turned up the radio.
- My eyes move slowly up the length of a fish, it must be thirty inches or more in length.
- So I slowly took steps forward with my hands out in front of me and collided with a wall.
- Count slowly from ten to zero, one number for each breath, and try to clear your mind.
- An ordinary roll of green hay is placed on rollers which spin it round very slowly.
- The art of a long day of music is to start big, and then to drop down and build slowly throughout the day.
- His wife has left him for somebody else and he is slowly losing his mind to drugs.
- After some time we realised that our line was moving much more slowly than the others.
- Break up the chocolate and melt it slowly in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
- She held it to his mouth and slowly tilted it forward, letting him gulp down the tea.
- This is a very unusual situation and we have to take the matter very slowly and carefully.
- Either way, the audience slowly becomes aware that it is in the presence of a madman.
- Love can grow slowly out of warmth and companionship and none of us should be afraid to seek it.
- There will be a short pause as the bait is taken in, then the skate will slowly move away.
- I slowly climb out of bed, not taking my eyes off the mouse for even a second and cross the room.
- The cars moved off slowly and up the steep track to come hurtling down and spinning round.
- She slowly walked forward with one hand in front of her until she touched the barrier.
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