In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tail/tree) mocho(person) achaparrado(person) retacón(legs) cortoa stumpy pencil — un cabito de lápiz
- His stumpy tail held aloft is unmistakable even in the dark.
- I could start out by noting that the proportions of this outfit are totally, totally off: the long shirt/cuffed jeans/short boots makes her look outrageously stumpy.
- It is topped by a stumpy, Lego-like lighthouse where a keeper and his family lived until 1987, when they were replaced by a light bulb.
- The hard, leathery tail is short, cylindrical, and stumpy and it is marked by a series of distinct rings.
- It certainly looks a lot smaller than the lofty Range Rover, but parked next to one its appearance is more stumpy than stunted.
- I'd pay to see that, though my legs were always too stumpy to make it up the Tower stairs.
- Mascara is the great Houdini of the make-up world, transforming lashes from sparse and stumpy to luxurious and lovely.
- Vines with yawning purple flowers clung to the walls, and thick, stumpy trees guarded the back of the house.
- The scrawny, stumpy plants - in winter a mass of black aimless twigs with a few odd drops of white fiber still clinging to them - is hardly pure or virgin.
- There are filmy ferns, and more jagged ferns, ferns which look like moss, and the stumpy Mexican tree fern, Cybotium scheidei, which never grows very tall.
- Seabiscuit was a stumpy nag that looked set for the knackery until it was teamed with one-eyed jockey-cum-boxer Red Pollard.
- These days Satch luxuriates in his own back garden and gets plenty of exercise when the babies chase him, trying to grab hold of his stumpy but ever-wagging tail.
- The tall officer told the short stumpy man to take her son, Jared, somewhere else as he took care of her, himself.
- I saw it, a grin and a nod, from the most senior of them a skinny 15 year old kid with stumpy dreads I exhaled with relief.
- Two figures were silhouetted in the entrance, one short and stumpy, the other tall and lithe.
- You have to try this, he said, pouring me a taste of the Scottish Hendrick's Gin from a cute, dark, stumpy little bottle I had actually been admiring, purely from a visual perspective, earlier.
- But, to my surprise, there was my dog, wagging her stumpy little tail and walking over to greet me.
- His stumpy fingernails were painted with a shiny clear nail polish with sliver glitter in it…
- Mrs. Bauer's stumpy frame is shaken by shuddering sobs and her little girl, hanging onto her skirt, looks up with a puckered face, ready to cry with her mother.
- I've just drained the last few drops from the bottle, all that remains are the few beads of condensation that cling to the outside of the stumpy brown empty vessel.
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