In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of animal)hocico masculinomorro masculino
- He covered the animal's snout with his mouth and puffed two breaths into her.
- The head is elongated and ends in a long, narrow snout, with nostrils that can be closed.
- I used to say that all animals with snouts are cute, but I've had to adjust that view in light of seeing the Tasmanian Devil in person.
- Their nostrils are located on top of their snouts and closed by valves.
- They have pointy snouts, bulbous noses and grizzled manes.
- Unlike the common shrew, it has a fat, bulbous head and a short, narrow snout.
- Gino held the mask over the dog's snout and waited.
- The door creaked open and a furred snout poked out.
- Crocodiles are lighter in color, with longer, narrower snouts.
- Beneath the projecting snout there is a small, toothless mouth with thick, sucking lips.
- They have a pointed snout, and the mouth contains teeth.
- The fish shows other features characteristic of land animals, including ribs, a neck, and nostrils on its snout for breathing air.
- All tapirs have a short, fleshy proboscis formed by the snout and upper lips.
- There were rodents, bats, elephants and lemurs with pointed snouts and long tails.
- Elephant shrews have elongated snouts and large eyes and ears.
- Once the snout contacted an ant larva or pupa, the snake would slide the ventral surface of its snout over the top of the prey until the prey item was positioned at or near the front of the mouth.
- She turned and saw the bay nudging his snout through the bars, eager for her strokes.
- They have long snouts, small eyes, large, clawed feet and long nearly naked tails.
- From the tip of the snout to the end of its tail, it was no longer than a foot.
- Tiny, fragile claws poked through the hole, followed by a slender snout, nostrils flaring.
1.2informal (of person)narizota femenino coloquial
- And the kitchen door opened and May stuck her snout into the room again.
- After trailing the champions throughout, it seemed that all Cork needed was to get their snouts in front, but after drawing up alongside their opponents as the game swung in to the final five minutes Cork couldn't eke out a lead.
- But we should not be sticking our snout in there.
3Britanicoargot(informer)soplón masculino coloquialsoplona femenino coloquialchivato masculino España coloquialchivata femenino España coloquial
- Most believe that, as a police snout, he set them up for lengthy jail sentences.
- Apparently, a third of calls to the cheatline relate to household insurance, with snouts telling tales about burglaries that never happened or fires started by ‘accident’.
- The opprobrium that once attached to informers, snitches, snouts, shoppers and narks in all walks of life no longer exists.
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