In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Other images are just as mystifying the spine of a sea urchin, sharks' teeth, sponges and ascidians, to name a few.
- Chinese scholar's rocks, coral and sponges come to mind.
1.2(for bath)esponja feminine→ throw in
- Once worms are added to the bedding, the moisture level should remain approximately that of a wrung-out sponge.
- Put newspaper on the floor, find a big bib, and stand by with sponges.
- They fetch a sponge and smelling salts, and go upstairs to the room where Grace Poole usually stays.
- Be a sponge - absorb as much inspiration as you can from watching other artists perform.
- Worryingly, more than one in ten only rinse the cloth or sponge, which doesn't kill any harboured bacteria and could in fact spread the invisible germs around kitchen surfaces.
- We were like sponges; we absorbed knowledge eagerly after the ten-year void.
- Physical debris was removed from needles as necessary using sponges soaked with disinfectant.
- I was busting out a super funky tear, and Daron wiped it off of my chin with one of those really absorbent Easter sponges shaped like a pink little chicken baby.
- The energy was incredible; the dancers were like sponges, soaking everything up.
- When it is done as well as this, it leaves one feeling like a well wrung sponge.
- These people just don't sip, they imbibe, they absorb liquor like dehydrated sponges, letting the story-soothing booze flow through their veins until it seeps from their pores in the squalid stench of defeat.
- Then we would mist the back with water and rub it down with a sponge so when it dried it would shrink tightly.
- However, passive organic matter acts much like a sponge, holding a lot of water.
- Of those that use a dishcloth or sponge, a third disinfect, boil or bleach it to keep it clean - the most effective methods.
- This increases insulation and avoids the need for surface treatment, while the vegetation absorbs rain like a sponge, reducing or at least delaying run-off.
1.3(wipe)give your face a quick sponge — pásate una esponja (/ una toalla húmeda etc. ) por la cara
2also sponge cakeCookingbizcocho masculinebizcochuelo masculine Southern Cone
- Christenings increasingly call for finger food, light bright sponge cakes and pavlovas, rather than a sit-down feast.
- If one more person tells us we did a beautiful job of the eulogy, I will explode with pride and there will be little fluttery bits of pride all over sponge cakes and tomato sandwiches.
- It's like baking a sponge cake at too high a heat, and it gets soggy and deflates, and the only person who's willing to eat it is your dog.
- Arrowroot, a major cash crop, is used in desserts, including arrowroot sponge cake and arrowroot custard.
- We learn of the medicinal importance of poultry and of the ritual significance of sponge cake and sweetmeats.
- Sometimes a different fruit is used and some cooks may substitute sponge cake for shortcake; but no alternative version can match the excellence of the original.
- I sit on my grandmother's knee eating sponge cake warm from the oven.
- Baking is a passion of mine so I bake all sorts of sponge cakes and Christmas cakes for my friends.
- For breakfast prisoners are offered coffee or hot chocolate, along with bread and butter, biscuits and small sponge cakes.
- Eat hot with warm sponge cake or madeleines or eat thoroughly chilled aside a little mound of equal quantities of thick yoghurt and whipped cream.
- Then, she put in two puddings, and two spoons along with two pieces of chocolate sponge cake and called it good.
- Victoria sponge cakes and female submission do not a happy home make.
- It's a weekday morning and the elderly patrons are hard at work on dim sum and sponge cake.
- ‘How long does it take to go to Boston from Philadelphia,’ I asked, starting to stir some of the sponge cake for Christmas dinner.
- She made tea and offered him home-made sponge cake that was so light it was in danger of drifting off the plate in the cool breeze from the open window.
- Most major food shops sell really buttery plain sponge cakes.
- I hid sharp unease behind the cream sponge and sugar tongs.
- With the exception of plain, wholesome sponge cakes, instead of comforting, the scent of some cakes can be quite maddening.
- The problem is that when I first put the sponge cakes together to look like a train, it worked really well.
- Sitting on the grass, sipping tea and eating lovely ham sandwiches, followed by fresh cream homemade sponge cakes, we thought that life couldn't get much better than this!
1(clean)pasar una esponja porpasar una toalla húmeda porsponge your face — pásate una esponja (/ una toalla húmeda etc. ) por la cara
- to sponge the dirt off sth — limpiar algo con una esponja/con un trapo
2derogatory, informal(scrounge)gorronear informalgorrear informalgarronear River Plate informalbolsear Chile informalto sponge a living — vivir de gorra informal
1gorronear informalgorrear informalgarronear River Plate informalbolsear Chile informalhe lives by sponging on / off his relatives — vive a costillas de sus parientes
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