In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ancafemenino grupaancafemenino caderaa haunch of venison — una pierna de venado
- to squat down on one's haunches — ponerse en cuclillas
- They were built like cattle, with thick necks and big haunches.
- He broke off to kick one of the mules on the haunch as it stamped uneasily towards the side.
- IT WAS October 1998, and the cows were rubbing their haunches against the walls of my caravan, making it wobble.
- He dropped to his haunches, his elbows on her desk.
- He rises quickly from the water, licks his haunches, and stands erect on short back legs.
- They are easily ten times stronger than a human of similar height: no steroids could make a man accumulate such muscle mass on shoulders, back and haunches.
- But, when agility is needed for quick stops, starts, jumping, quick rotations, carriage on the back haunches is desired.
- In the commentary to her plate, d' Arconville described the chest of the female as narrower, the spine more curved, and the haunches and pelvis larger in women than in men.
- We got lost in a forest and Scottish Frank came and found us, placing a hand on Shinto's trembling haunch and a cold beer in my hot palm.
- His superb muscles tensed, great shoulders hunched, haunches low.
- When ‘Lil’ laid down to foal, her haunches were against the wall, so within a few contractions the foal was stuck half in the mare and half in the wall.
- It shows its whites, its ears flicking, its haunches trembling - it senses their stalker nearby as well - but it is a good horse and stands its ground with him.
- David moved behind him and, kneeling up on his strong and muscled haunches, began to slowly massage David's back and shoulders.
- His arms and legs were thin as sticks, ribs clearly visible, belly flattened almost to his spine, bones angled sharply against the skin of his starved haunches.
- Tears streamed down my face as Joel made his final attempt to ward the cat off before I picked up Joel's gun, only feet away from my toes, and shot the cat in its haunches.
- Explain how to walk around a horse at least 2 arm-lengths away from the horse's haunches and tail.
- A good workhorse, it was always said, should be well put together with powerful haunches as well as being short-coupled, which meant it must have a short back from withers to tail head.
- The actual gargoyle itself was much shorter; it was hunched forward, claws raised in front of its shoulders and haunches tucked up underneath.
- And I'm back, having kicked the dog in the haunches and sent him off whimpering.
- Siabra turned obediently to leave and Diego slapped his horn against her haunches, dodging her buck as he sent her off in a gallop toward the main road.
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