In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Maureen sits there staring vacantly across the table, a stray bit of spittle drooling out of the side of her mouth…
- There's another warping convulsion, and spittle sails from his mouth.
- Queen Illariana spat directly in his face, and Revern wiped off her spittle, twisting his mouth in disgust.
- One was tied with a used bed-sheet to an armchair, his head hanging down and spittle dribbling from the corner of his mouth.
- His face was redder than the tomatoes he was squashing under foot and spittle flew from his mouth as he lumbered toward his wife.
- Alan could see the flecks of spittle flinging from her mouth as she ranted.
- Sweat and spittle flew as the Serpent-Men cried out in bloodlust, every individual more than ready to do battle.
- He coughed out once, almost like a yelp of pain and sadness, long draws of spittle forming in his mouth and running out his haggard jaw.
- Baxorth lowered his eyebrows, wiped spittle from his mouth, and walked over to where Kelch was pinned against the building.
- See the little bits of spittle coming out of his mouth?
- When he wrote: ‘The more one pays for food, the more sweat and spittle one is obliged to eat with it’, it was from first-hand knowledge.
- Mandibles clashed, clacking together like snapping tree trunks, and spittle drooled from its fangs.
- Watching him perform, spittle flying from his mouth, veins bulging and neck tendons taut as wires, I hope that performance is catharsis for him.
- Some of them sit with their heads between their legs slowly expectorating a long dribble of spit until there is a pool of spittle on the ground.
- Shase shouted in Hunter's face, spittle flying from his mouth onto Hunter's.
- Diane was yelling again, spittle flying from her mouth as she cursed him to endure the most painful death imaginable.
- As spittle from her mouth hit his face, his reflexes made him blink at the sudden feelings of the droplets falling onto his skin.
- My mouth was thick with spittle, unable to contain it so that it speckled upon the wood floor.
- During the subsequent backlash, he lost his rag and threw a total hissy fit, complete with flecks of spittle flying from his mouth.
- He spat the words out with spittle from his dirty mouth.
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