In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hedge/forest) espeso(hedge/forest) tupido
2(man) fornido(man) macizo
- The commander was a thickset man with hooded eyelids and a greasy charm.
- Before we could walk to the door, a thickset man opened it.
- I just retain the impression of a short, thickset, dark-haired individual dressed in hairy tweed and sitting in silence in an armchair.
- Described as a thickset man of average height, Joe always wore a cap.
- Yes, I was accosted, again, in my driveway with two very thickset people, attempted to get into the car at night.
- Everywhere you look, there are thickset bully boys in tight-fitting suits, ready to dish out punishment.
- He was positioned behind three other men and a thickset woman.
- As he strode across the lobby, I saw an elderly man, thickset and tough, who resembled an oil tycoon.
- The widow's small thickset neighbours, gathered in the plain, seemly room, are doggedly attentive as the priest, comically, explains the afterlife to a ghost.
- The thickset man, who was in his 50s, drove off with a trailer in tow, but was followed by Mr Long.
- The guest was a thickset, strong-looking middle-aged man with grey hair and moustache.
- The findings, based on ancient human bones from a cave in Romania, add to the long-running debate as to why Neandertals, a heavy-browed, thickset species of human, eventually became extinct.
- Without the racist prop the reader would have been just like anyone else on the train, yet with it he suddenly appeared to be an archetypal thickset English thug.
- He's a thickset, ex-pat Brit who's spent nine no-risk years sunning himself by his swimming pool, tempting skin cancer.
- One afternoon a short, thickset visitor, bearded and dressed à la mode, presented himself backstage.
- He sat up, revealing broad, stocky shoulders and thickset arms to go along with them.
- The peasant in charge of laundry duty, a thickset, intimidating woman of considerable age, looked Kelly up and down with a beady, critical eye.
- A thickset woman with very short, dark hair, she was silent and barely flinched as people passing her hissed insults into her ear.
- Karl stood up almost immediately to shake the hand of a thickset man.
- In one corner, I noticed that a group of thickset males were eyeing their orders.
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