In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pencil) pequeño y gruesoa dog with a stubby tail — un perro rabón
- she had stubby little legs — era retacona
- stubby little fingers — deditos regordetes
- His short stubby fingers clutched a brown clipboard as he waited for her reply.
- I have fairly large hands, but with short stubby fingers just long enough to be able to use a semiauto of this size.
- He stepped in, greeted by a short, stubby man who quickly tried to take him around the store and sell him something.
- The MechDoc was a big, hulking machine with wheels and three short, stubby legs.
- If only she had been born with normal feet instead of these short stubby things with odd toes.
- Each beast had two short, stubby forelimbs and two powerful, three toed hind legs.
- She was very small, with short, stubby fingers and almost-chubby hands.
- He scratched his light brown hair with his short stubby fingers; he has a problem with biting his nails.
- There was Coach Murray, a short, stubby woman with a blonde pixie cut and a dimpled smile.
- Let's face it, spaghetti toes with meatball endings are a little goofy looking to most of us, as are short, stubby piggies.
- Short, stubby fingers alone can't account for Galen's broaching the second knuckle.
- Mr. Pool was a short, stubby man who was always dressed with style.
- The stoutly man folded his thick stubby fingers over his round belly and nodded silently then replied.
- The cells also have rare short and stubby microvilli.
- Crested Auklets have short stubby bodies with relatively long slender wings.
- There was a ton of brush and short stubby sticks in the remote area, but nothing larger.
- It clawed, pecked and fluttered its short, stubby wings as it thrashed about to get free.
- There were also two short, stubby antennae on the creatures' heads.
- I wanted more of that sensation, and made my demand known by punching at the air with clawless fists atop short, stubby arms.
- They are fitted with two or three sets of small treble hooks and a short, stubby plastic lip.
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