In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine astillafeminine esquirlafeminine astilla
- There were some splinters of wood in a glass case, the clear surface clouded with age.
- The broomstick snapped into five pieces, splinters and slivers flying everywhere.
- Some residents had complained about sharp wood splinters and nails encroaching upon the children's play area in the park.
- Sivar turned away and chipped at a splinter of wood that poked from the window ledge.
- The splinter from the broken glass hit Evelyn's right shin, leaving a two-inch gash.
- All three were being treated for possible glass splinters in the face.
- Finally, rub down the wood to remove the splinters, give it a thin wash of acrylic paint and brush on the clear preservative.
- There among the splinters of wood and streetlit shards of glass was a wooden block with painted letters on its faces.
- Patrick recalls much of what followed, he was temporarily blinded from glass splinters as he searched and shouted for his friend but could not find him.
- ‘Where windows have been knocked out there are splinters of glass all over our property,’ added Mr Lister.
- Their room was filled with glass shards and wood splinters.
- Their bunker was ripped to pieces and splinters of wood were sent sky-high.
- The flying vehicle of ours crashed through the roadblock, sending splinters and pieces of wood whistling all over the place.
- His right eye has a slight defect due to being pierced by minute splinters of glass.
- Even if we were covered with blood, even if we had glass splinters stuck in the shoulders and arms, we just couldn't feel anything.
- Mindful of the broken glass splinters, Fess reached into the car and opened the door from the inside.
- Then it chose to throw splinters of wood and what looked like pieces of plastic at us.
- The entire structure seemed ready to collapse into a sea of glass shards and splinters.
- She looked down at her hands, bloody from the myriad of wood splinters and glass shards that had imbedded themselves in her skin.
- Outside, power lines were dragging in pools of rainwater and in the hotel corridors solid wood doors lay in splinters.
1(break into pieces)(bone/wood) astillarsesome bits of metal splintered off — se desprendieron algunos trocitos de metal
2(political party/society) escindirse(society/political party) dividirsethe left wing splintered off to form a new party — el ala izquierda se separó / se escindió para formar un nuevo partido
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