In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(snow storm)tormenta de nieve feminine
- The concept has potential: two strangers, trapped in an Alaska cabin during a white-out, one a woman in a wedding dress stumbling in from the cold, the other, the reserved and anti-social inhabitant of the cabin.
- This proved a good area to go to escape a disorienting white-out on the upper slopes, as did Arc 1600.
- As the bomber approached Goose Bay, it flew into a white-out and fuel began to run out.
- Chickens are not being counted but fingers are crossed for the promised white-out and perhaps even some snow pictures of a more impressive nature!
- There is no little irony in the fact that a man who had continually risked his life in the harshest of conditions, ever since a brush with death in a white-out on Ben Nevis as a 16-year-old, died in such relatively benign circumstances.
- The white-out in and around the city caused match promoter Martin Witts to put the Barbican meeting between Jimmy White and Alex Higgins on hold.
- Then a blizzard closed in forcing the men to make a 15-mile detour around the water in a complete white-out.
- Their scheduled league opposition are otherwise engaged in fixtures hit by last week's deluge and white-out leaving York to concentrate on the visit of former rivals Goole in a club clash.
- Our weather is a factor most of the time, with very thick fogs in springtime, very heavy snow in the fall, and blizzards and white-outs in the winter.
2US(correction fluid)líquido corrector masculine
- I mean - OK, just forget I said that, I lost my white-out pen.
- He sat on the seat of the tractor, writing something with a white-out marker on the black seating.
- Most of the ‘apt pupils’ were pulling out their various forms of white-out and re-writing their carefully thought out lives.
- This is Christmas in Connecticut and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, instead of white-out dropping on a 1040EZ tax form, which is more in keeping with this pre-April calendar.
- ‘It's as if you put white-out over all the ads,’ says English.
- Not one notebook, pen, eraser, glue stick, scissors, or white-out remained.
- This includes food products, of course, but also school supplies such as ink, toner, white-out, and paint.
- She painted white-out over a few names, then blew and waved furiously until it was dry.
- I hadn't used any white-out in over a decade, and I wondered: Who the heck still uses this stuff?
- In his new post, McEttrick oversees all functions of lighters, shavers, writing instruments and white-out correction products.
- I colored in the bottom part of the goggles with white-out to make their vision even smaller.
- She peered at the appointment register, torn and tattered, with crossings out, sections covered over with white-out and written on again, arrows, inserts, every kind of revision mark you can imagine.
- Should any negative psychic forces manifest themselves on the page, I'll merely banish them with magical white-out.
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