In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(roll, bundle)(of notes) fajo masculino(of papers) montón masculino(of papers) tambache masculino México(tied together) lío masculino
- Then, along came a little man with a wad of banknotes who snapped up the laptop and went off congratulating himself.
- People are asking for wads of leaflets they can distribute themselves.
- She grabbed a wad of papers from the table beside her bed, and threw it at me.
- Well, here I am with a wad of cash in my pocket and no idea what to buy with it.
- She was clutching a wad of papers and the usual wireless, digital gear.
- Then he peeled out a note from a thick wad of $50 and $100 bills, leaving a $2 tip.
- I handed over my little wad of notes, all sorted neatly and tucked inside the paying-in book.
- Nonetheless, it took several weeks, and no doubt a bigger than average wad of petrodollars, to convince him to finally sign on the dotted line.
- And, stuffing the wad of notes into my wallet and the few coins into my purse I said farewell to my old savings account and its pass book.
- Savage stood and pulled his wallet from his back pocket, throwing a wad of cash on the table.
- When Cruz opens his briefcase to be searched, he reveals a three-inch wad of notes.
- Shortly afterwards the club received a vast wad of paperwork through the post from the organisation detailing safety checks and legislation with which the club was obliged to conform.
- The first guard fumbled through his pockets, pulling out a wad of papers.
- The money was arranged in a thick wad of bills, mostly ones and fives.
- Fernando reached for a napkin to wipe his eyes, then noticed a crumpled wad of bills under his coffee cup.
- We stomp about the office with a great wad of paperwork when, really, we're wondering whether to have tea or hot chocolate from the machine.
- He took out his wallet, pulling out a wad of cash.
- The forms needed simply to record a change of address for my driving license come in a sizeable wad and, when submitted, need to be accompanied by three items of identification.
- The first of these, a small wad of book tokens, was easy to find.
- I also had an almost embarrassingly large wad of cash stuffed into the waistband of my outfit.
2.1(of paper, cloth)taco masculinoa wad of (absorbent) cotton / (British) cotton wool — un pedazo de algodón
- Kids play cricket on the road, young men idle at the edges, women scrub small wads of wet clothes beside buckets of precious water.
- I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.
- Have a large plate or tray with a wad of kitchen paper and a slotted spoon handy, and warm a serving dish.
- See, the doctor not just bandaged Bobby himself, but stuck a big wad of gauze into the slice she'd put in him, to keep it open and to help it drain.
- Four years ago he used his thumb-equipped excavator to push tree root wads into streambanks to control erosion for the first time.
- When you open it, you discover that half the space in the box is taken up with a massive wad of cardboard.
- In the center of the fabric, put a balled up wad of fabric scraps, cotton, or yarn.
- He grabbed a wad of toilet paper and folded it up, pressing it hard to slow the blood, then shrugged on his bathrobe and went back to his bed.
- You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
- She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.
- She pulled out a wad of paper towels to dry her hands.
- I must have had a thick wad of cotton stuffed in there.
- When cleaning bathroom glass, buff it off with wads of clean newspaper.
- How can you look good when you're basically a face protruding from an amorphous wad of cloth?
- I wrapped the finger in a wad of paper towels and held my hand above my head to slow the bleeding.
- But Michael said, ‘She'll be fine,’ and he tore off a new wad of cotton.
- He had vehemently denied that syringes used in the hospital ended up in adjacent medical shops, and that bloodied cotton wads made good stuffing for mattresses.
- From 1947 until 1961, disposable diapers were a wad of tissue paper sandwiched between two pieces of plastic film.
- She hops out into the garden, does a sort of discreet cough, and up comes a nice neat little wad of hair, no fuss, and no mess.
- These are plaited into single strands and a loose wad of silk tied to the end.
2.2(in cartridge, cannon)taco masculino
- The tapered walls required the development of a new wad and the semi-hemispherical chamber required the use of slower powders to control pressures.
- At some point, we acquired 50 Remington 12-gauge brass shells that accepted large pistol primers and 11-gauge wads.
- Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12-gauge shotguns.
- We were hoping that it would actually contain shot and a wad and other materials which occasionally happens.
- Consequently, the shot leaves the wad as a tightly controlled column with minimal dispersion.
verbo transitivowadded, wadding
- The Americans travel in convoys, wadded in Kevlar and helmets, guns held ready.
- My brain feels wadded with cotton wool, no, fibreglass.
- Thinly wadded and intricately stitched, all-white quilts represent a high point in the development of North Country quilting.
- Ever resourceful, she wadded some toilet paper between it and the door frame and found that it stayed shut.
- He took it to his bed and then dumped out several wadded garments.
- It is a wadded cotton quilt, embroidered with red, yellow, blue, green and orange silk in a fine back-stitch.
2(stuff, pad)(garment) acolchar
3(form into wad)(paper/cloth) hacer un taco con
- I took the plane ticket from my pocket, wadded it into a ball, and pitched it dead center into the can.
- Nice of you to wad up all the goodwill you've accumulated and flush it down the toilet.
- He and Noel jumped out of the crowd, almost as if they had just magically appeared, and bombarded me with wadded up paper balls.
- She wadded up the soiled cloth and tucked it away, unfolded another.
- Put the rag balls into the burrow as far as you can and cover the hole lightly with dirt or wadded newspaper.
- Kevin wadded up a sleeping bag to use as a pillow and jammed it under his arm.
- He was tearing paper out of his notebook, wadding it up into paper wads, and throwing them as hard as he could against the wall.
- No matter where we position her in the crib by morning she is squashed up against the top of the mattress and the covers are in a wadded mass at the opposite end.
- She started with the exit wound and wadded a cloth behind his shoulder to help stop the bleeding from his back.
- Robert wadded up the handkerchief and tossed it overboard as well.
- He tore open the package, to reveal crumpled rice paper wadded up around a much smaller box in the center of the package.
- I ran across the road, wadded up my jacket and squatted next to him in the road, with the buses and cars honking and streaming past.
- I'd kneeled over the man, wadded my own scarf to press against his wound.
- The nearest trashcan became a basketball hoop as I tossed my wadded paper plate into it.
- Stuff a few wadded sheets of newspaper in the base under the chimney (directly on the firegrate), then fill the chimney with briquets.
- Somebody tossed a wadded paper ball at my head.
- You want the gifts in the basket to be visible, so you'll need to fill the bottom of the basket with wadded packing paper.
- He wadded the stained shirt into a ball and threw it so that it hit Ian in the face.
- Melt a dab of butter in it, and spread the butter evenly in the pan with a wadded paper towel.
- Strewn around the room were wadded pieces of tissues.
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