In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1moverI can waggle my tooth — se me mueve un diente
- She runs desperately about, waggling her bottom at the camera until eventually someone shoots a paintball right at it.
- ‘You know me,’ he says, flashing his giant gold and silver rings and waggling his cigar.
- Although about dancing in general, it seems that if you want to get people waggling in modern Britain, you need to be doing salsa.
- The dog sniffed at Raider's shoes and then pawed at AJ's legs, asking to be picked up, short little tail waggling happily.
- A child wearing an ordinary-looking glove and cap embedded with hidden sensors can raise her arms or waggle her head to make CosmoBot do the same.
- His thin arms waggled around in the air balancing himself on on his stool as he laughed with conviction at everything.
- I managed to hook my fingers under the edge of the arm and put more effort into it, waggling it back and forth.
- ‘It looks a bit severe,’ he says, waggling his camera at her grey and forbidding Jasper Conran coat-dress.
- The next morning, the proprietress of the B & B, waggling an admonishing finger as only middle-aged Welsh matrons can, suggested that we should find alternate lodging.
- I have a vivid recollection of a World Bank staffer in 1992 hectoring the Minister of Agriculture of Albania, waggling her finger in his face.
- They make their way down to the river, walk into the water up to their shoulders, swim across the deeper channel in the middle, their antlers waggling above the ripples, and calmly walk out again on the other side.
- Rowing cannot be a sport, as it involves sitting down (and, to be fair, waggling your arms a bit).
- Wrapping her arms around Suzanne's slim waist, she grinned, waggling her eyebrows.
- Heads waggling, the subjects listened to one of two radio shows.
- Without benefit of poles or much of a slope, I waggled my arms back and forth to get going.
- After quarterback Jay Fiedler waggled to his right, he found himself face to face with Armstrong.
- A hand stuck out of the door, palm up, fingers waggling expectantly.
- ‘And waggle your arms more,’ chimed in Elaine, regarding him critically.
- Three pairs of US army shades turned on me, and a couple of American guns waggled discouragingly in my direction.
- ‘Fish like snake,’ she cautioned, waggling her hand in serpentine gesture and shaking her head discouragingly.
1give the lever a waggle — mueve un poco la palanca
- But for a body-on-frame vehicle, the waggle is minor.
- But she's not a pop performer - she can't put across the song through anything more than a slightly desperate bum waggle.
- ‘The only person who could get me a present this nice is you,’ he said as he gave his arm a waggle, displaying the shining face of the watch.
- Garcia has come particularly close, especially since finally learning to cut his pre-shot waggles and regrips to single digits.
- ‘I'll be busy,’ he said, with a suggestive waggle of his eyebrows.
- Might Lou Reed's monstrosity of non-stop feedback noise, Metal Machine Music, be a good record to help people shake their sillies out and wiggle their waggles away?
- ‘Didn't know you smoked,’ he said, allowing his short beard a brief censorious waggle.
- He fisks the project fairly strongly, giving it several pieces of his mind and an angry waggle of the finger for good measure.
- A good cane barbel rod feels really quite stiff, and when given a waggle it stops moving around very quickly.
- Just before he turned away, he waved at me, one of those little finger waggle waves people with secrets give each other.
- A waggle is a rehearsal for what you're going to do with the real swing.
- And it was a problem for him in the US Open - some people counted the waggles and he was getting upset.
- He went through the same routine, the same wiggles and waggles that he did on the golf course.
- Rummaging through his fridge, he pulled out a bottle of champagne and waved it at her with a waggle of his eyebrows.
- At the start of the sixth a stunning uppercut by Harrison rocked McCulloch and he responded with the waggle of a boxer trying to disguise the fact that he had been hurt by showboating.
- The 60-degree bat waggle while tracking the delivery ought to decrease bat speed.
- If I see a telling idiosyncrasy in his behavior, such as taking an extra waggle, clearing his throat or displaying trembling hands when he's teeing his ball, something is going on.
- Then, with minor waggles of a few degrees, global warming continued, giving us our island status by filling up the English Channel with water.
- She writes lucidly on media in the country, giving it a pat on the back and a little waggle of the finger at the same time.
- The contrast between the sunny petals and the vibrant green of the stems; the joyous waggle of each flower.
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