In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of hay, straw) brizna feminine(of smoke) voluta feminine(of hair) mechón masculinea wisp of a girl — una niña menudita
- His are fantasies with hanging beads and wisps of feathers and leather straps as thin as ribbon.
- They only let out a faint wisp of their emotion.
- He wore a thin metal belt on his head that allowed wisps of his blond hair to part in the middle.
- A small fire crackled in the fireplace, thin wisps of smoke curling up the sturdy brick chimney.
- I looked out the open door and saw the thin wisps of gas just floating around in mid-air.
- As the aircraft continues to teeter absurdly on the edge of the sky, little pain-flavoured wisps of memories will start to taunt him.
- For the main course, having opted not to have a starter, Paula chose the Chinese-style beef fillet which arrived garnished with wisps of potato and noodles.
- Dreams came to me, like wisps of fog in the night sky.
- Above the red tile roofs, wisps of smoke drifted from the chimneys.
- We woke to a calm and crisp morning with a light frost on our sleeping bags, below a beautiful blue sky with wisps of cloud streaking above the lake, which lay as a blue sea below us.
- She noticed long ears protruding from the thin wisps of hair.
- Her hair was up in a French twist with a few wisps of hair framing her face.
- I could tell because there were a couple of wisps of purplish smoke wafting around the light fixtures a minute after I said it.
- Outside it is cold, and thin wisps of fog are unwinding along the damp length of Baker Street.
- Her red hair was pulled backward into a bun, and two thin wisps of hair dangled near her eyes.
- The mistakes I made could have happened with any recipe, so these wisps of wisdom should come in handy even when not cooking meatloaf.
- She suggests the goggles' straps with abbreviated wisps of graphite that twist and whip about the page.
- They consist of complex cross-bedded sands commonly enclosing thin wisps of muddy sediment.
- Other pieces offer the barest wisps of melody, relying on the group's ability to generate structure spontaneously.
- She nearly leaps with joy feeling a faint wisp of his breath upon her sensitive skin.
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