In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The orchestra comes to life in spasmodic bursts.
- The band bring abrasive but melodic rock that comes complete with spasmodic on-stage performance.
- She gives a last little spasmodic lunge and then pulls away and takes a deep breath.
- The shivering had died to spasmodic twitches and then even they stopped.
- The oil is topically applied to relieve spasmodic pains.
- In a letter to Emily Howland, Washington described Benson as ‘whimsical, spasmodic and rather superficial.’
- Hiccups are the spasmodic, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm that is caused by irritation of the nerves that supply these muscles.
- she screamed, as her left hamstring muscle tightened in a spasmodic reaction.
- Right now a spasmodic tic in his leg at the wrong time could get him killed.
- Her chin began a spasmodic quivering and the tears sprang into her eyes.
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