In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(leather band)suavizador masculinecuero masculine
- My father was typical - he didn't hesitate taking the razor strop to me.
- First there are the six years, age six to twelve, of being beaten severely once a week with a razor strop by his ex-soldier father.
- Dad was one that when he got mad at us, he hit us with a razor strop.
- He taught his sons the Bible and beat them with a razor strop.
- That segued into a series of small sounds: another drawer opening and closing, the little splash of water and the quick slapping of a razor against a strop a time or two.
- This can be done by rubbing away surplus metal with a grindstone, whetstone, oilstone, steel, ceramic rod, leather strop or the palm of your hand.
transitive verbstropped, stropping
1(con el suavizador) afilar
1(bad-tempered state)to be in/get into a strop — estar/ponerse hecho un basilisco informal
- Mara looks very much taken aback, she steels her jaw, inhales sharply and stomps off in a strop.
- The entire family was in a strop because of my sister.
- Childhood birthday parties are made of sulks and strops, and are all the better for it.
- And she failed the group task by throwing a big strop.
- ‘This from a woman who just did an Oscar winning strop,’ Adele mused as she got herself comfortable on the couch.
- I can't find anybody with this exact problem, but I'm guessing it's to do with SATA drivers and XP having a strop.
- No wonder he has strops all over the place and is arrogant and self-obsessed.
- Sulks and strops become the norm as alcopops and body piercings replace Barbie dolls and Action Men.
- Have they started sulking for England, throwing apoplectic strops, slamming bedroom doors that shake the house to its very foundations?
- When a stiff back and querulous bottom-lip signals a looming mini-starlet strop in daughter Caitlin, Mr Bear is immediately whipped out.
- I frowned and got off the bed in a strop and got changed.
- Throwing one of the strops for which he was famous, Michelangelo returned home to Florence in a state of apoplexy.
- Simonsen's strop around his area, tapping his index finger to his head, was a desperate attempt to cast blame where it did not belong.
- Abby, as you can see, begins her teenage strops at a very early age!
- This must rate as the Godzilla of all teen strops.
- My strop has already been immortalised on this blog and it is unfair to bring it up again.
- Dimtra pushed out her bottom lip in a strop, before she noticed the brown-haired Prince next to our father.
- For a strop that would have embarrassed a two year old, Jon Drummond should hang his head in shame.
- The trademark guitars can still get in a strop, but mariachi horns and orchestral flourishes evoke Cinerama's widescreen dramas.
- So she sent out a short email having a strop about things.
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