In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hair) desordenado(hair) desgreñado(beard) descuidado(plant) que crece desordenadamente(village) de casas diseminadas sin orden ni concierto
- Along the way we encountered straggly herds of llamas and occasional wild dogs.
- It was a shabby, straggly, unkempt little regiment, their faces chapped, their noses running in the cold.
- My dark brown hair was dirty and straggly, the longest strands falling just past my shoulders.
- I sit in the only empty chair on the front row next to a very pale man with long straggly gray hair who has a persistent dry cough and wears sandals with thin black socks.
- She brushed the tangles out of her straggly red hair.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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