In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1envolverhis foot was swathed in bandages — tenía el pie vendado
- to be swathed in mist/secrecy — estar envuelto en tinieblas/misterio
- Later that day, I finally came to, only to find my head swathed in yards of bandages.
- It was of a beach, and the sky was swathed in shades of robin's egg blue.
- She was swathed in white, bound from head to toe in that mother of all hues, immaculate and true.
- Giles looked down at the huge, white bulbous bandages swathing her arms and legs.
- The early morning mists that swathed the hills and the moors descended during the late afternoon, to meet a chill sea mist flowing in from the Channel.
- Snowdrops look best when left to their own sense of wild abandon; swathing woodland and gardens in bright whiteness, and challenging the dismal grey light of winter.
- Often the pastures are swathed in mist, giving them a dreamlike quality.
- The man was tall and thin, resembling a scrawny tree, as the black robes he was swathed in covered him from neck to toe in a most unflattering style.
- A few were in wheelchairs, others on crutches and swathed in bandages.
- The warm fall's night was perfect, but when one was swathed in garments in dancing, it was incredibly hot.
- Turrisaevum jutted out across the landscape, half swathed in mist and silhouetted against the dim skyline.
- For the second day in a row the moors were swathed in mists first thing in the morning, a sea mist rolling in again to meet them, and the world damp, drizzly and chill.
- Ayrshire landmark Ailsa Craig is swathed in a layer of mist, thick enough to maintain a veil of secrecy.
- It was as if the models were swathed in giant fabric sample books, each layer peeling off to reveal another beneath.
- One thing hadn't been lost in the leap, and that was the memory of Al swathed in bandages.
- The undoubted chief, so swathed in bandoliers of ammunition that bullets fired at him would have bounced off, reached down and grabbed my hand.
- The seats were still swathed in poly, the floor mats wrapped in paper.
- It didn't really matter whether she was swathed in silk or casual in cotton - she was stunning either way.
- Inside the van the scientists pulled aside layers of cloth swathing the king.
- One boy lay swathed in bandages on a stretcher, his severed leg beside him.
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