In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Birds such as grouse, crows, quail, partridge, nightjars, cuckoos, shrikes, larks, pipits, merlins, harriers, kestrels and buzzards would all have been seen.
- You might be tempted by squid cooked in its own ink, braised peppers in tomato sauce, tuna or swordfish cooked in red wine, or partridge or quail in a sherry-vinegar sauce.
- The principal game birds of Britain are grouse, partridge, pheasant, plus woodcock, pigeon, quail, and various wild duck and marsh fowl.
- Once the butter starts to sizzle, add the quail and brown all over (one to two minutes).
- Leeds University scientists have calculated the birds, including tiny quail weighing mere grammes, are five times fitter than our Olympic athletes.
- International cuisine uses the eggs of other birds, including ducks, geese, sparrows, quails and ostriches, but it is the hen that has been universally domesticated.
- John Piercy, of St Peter's Street, Norton, realised 11 finches and four quails had been taken from their cage when he saw the aviary door had been forced open.
- I have had reports of buzzard and nocturnal quail.
- Up to nine birds, including three budgies, a dove, a finch, two hens and a quail died at the pets' corner in Longford Park, Stretford.
- A spokesman for Waitrose said its only imports from France were of quail and guinea fowl and these had been suspended.
- It's also the game season (partridge, wild duck, pheasant, quail and hare) and the season for frogs and snails.
- This is an economy in which it's easier to carve a new dishwasher out of rock than to pay for one with 18 vultures, three choughs and a quail.
- Smaller, richer-tasting meats such as pheasant, duck, partridge, pigeon, even diminutive quail are increasingly finding their way onto my Christmas table.
- Restrictions and slaughter provisions apply to domestic fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowls, quail, ratites, pigeons, pheasants and partridges reared or kept in captivity.
- The area also boasts a new aviary with a variety of colourful ‘chirpers’ including budgies, cockatiels, lovebirds and quails.
- The game - strange list - included pheasant, swan, heron, crane, curlew, partridge, plover, rails and quails, but also three different dishes of venison.
- He then decided it would be nice to have other animals there; within several years he'd added a goat, burros, pigeons, chickens, geese, doves, quail, partridges, and more.
- The English setter is a sporting breed that finds and indicates the location of upland game birds - quail, pheasant and grouse.
- During the past seven years, Poppy and husband Pete, who fund the sanctuary themselves, have taken scores of animals and birds under their wing, including geese, dogs, a cow, partridge, pheasant and quail.
- For the mushroom fancier the game is now on, with every shape and variety on local stalls, wild boar and young kid appear on the menu and the valleys resound to the huntsman's gun and partridge and quail hang from cottage doorways.
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- Initially, I quailed at the thought, but with the encouragement of my friends and the realisation that this would finally expose my genius outside of the blogosphere, I capitulated.
- His little son had gone through that chaotic, uncontrollable situation all on his own, never once quailing under the immense pressure it imposed on a five-year-old.
- I quailed at the thought of a long train journey with a small baby.
- So I stayed there, and the cat joined me, and we quailed and quaked and waited for it to stop.
- Pandora was our boat and I quailed when I saw her name.
- I knew that the arête would have to be surmounted and I quailed in fear.
- Though his tail grew back, he spent the rest of his days cringing in a corner of the coop, quailing at any sudden movement, and completely immune to the attractions of his feathered harem.
- So great is the weight of expectation and reputation they bring before them, lesser bands have quailed at the prospect of appearing alongside the mighty Travis.
- She quailed when she heard his voice near her ear.
- This didn't mean children quailing under some terrifying father-figure, but a family which functioned as a political unit, as distinct from the English ‘nuclear’ family, which was smaller and more intimate.
- I quailed at the prospect, but soon saw in it a stimulating, even noble challenge.
- Representatives of museums - notably the Victoria and Albert - visibly quailed under the audience's onslaught.
- As Irving Howe wrote, ‘before the charge of ‘nationalism,’ courageous men quailed, as their grandfathers might have quailed before charges of heresy’.
- Dio lived through turbulent times: he and his fellow senators quailed before tyrannical emperors and lamented the rise of men they regarded as upstarts, and in Pannonia he grappled with the problem of military indiscipline.
- In the 1930s, when they anticipated that cost, many politicians quailed.
- At one stage, I quailed at the thought of trying to put it back together, but by the time I arrived home, I was viewing the disaster as a challenge and wondering what interesting things I could invent to put in the place of what had been lost.
- I admit that I quailed ever so slightly at the prospect of actually going to the top.
- I remember quailing in horror at the American charts in those days.
- This is the supreme test and England have quailed at the very thought of it.
- ‘Who are you, son?’ she asked Momma, whose heart quailed for a moment at this unexpected encounter.
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