In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of bird, animal)pico masculine
- Many birds, beaks open, swim in Lines toward the shore, some beating their large wings against the water's surface to drive their prey into the shallows.
- When a tui or a bellbird pops open a bud, all four petals spring back, and as the bird inserts its beak into the corolla to drink nectar, its head often brushes pollen onto the receptive stigma.
- The differences between the bills of male and female purple-throats make it hard not to draw parallels to another group of birds with amazingly variable beaks, Darwin's finches.
- As a trombone player pulls in the slide to make a higher frequency sound by reducing the volume of the tube, so does a bird open its beak and pull back its head to reduce the volume of its vocal tract.
- The birds all had black beaks, a sensitive external indicator of the absence of T in the plasma of starlings.
- Sandhill Cranes are big birds, with long legs and necks, long pointed beaks, and wingspans which can be over six feet.
- Unfortunately for some, they bolt right into the beaks of waiting birds.
- Samshuddin says he watches out for the shape of a bird's tail, beak, nostrils and eyes, all of which have a bearing on singing quality.
- By rapidly opening and closing its beak a bird can alter the damping characteristics of the vocal tract.
- These birds have heavy beaks with a distinct hook at the end.
- Climbers had to climb the sharp cliffs in strong winds and fend of birds attacking with beaks and wings.
- Birds use their beaks to keep their feathers in order; you know this action as preening.
- The plant's seeds are thought to be distributed, in part, by bird beaks, feet, and digestive systems.
- Using its beak, the bird reached for a bud and gave it a quick twist, which released the four petals.
- Accipitrids are diurnal birds of prey with broad wings, hooked beaks, strong legs and feet and sharp talons.
- For example, in some species of woodpecker, the male and female birds have differently shaped beaks, which allows a pair to more efficiently mine a tree for food.
- There are now 500 of these large, blue-black birds with yellow beaks and feet, in the centre.
- Whether the flightless birds used their beaks to impale or bludgeon their prey is unknown, Chiappe says.
- New research suggests that as testosterone in male birds increases, so does the level of carotenoids, the chemicals that create the bright coloring on birds' feathers, beaks, and legs.
- Instead of having teeth, birds have developed beaks.
2informal, humorous(nose)napia feminine informal humorousnapias feminine informal humorousnaso masculine River Plate informal humorous
- Cyril has stuck his beak in controversy throughout his career.
- The vicious girlfriends are smart enough to realize how terribly they've behaved, but their solution is simply to stick their beaks into Kate's affairs again.
- Fielding is something beautiful too: crow's beak for a nose, rock star hair, but that of a girl rock star; he could be the great, lost fifth member of The Runaways.
- If there are areas that this Government needs to stick its nosy beak into, maybe it should focus on those areas, because many of those people are its own core members.
- Wolfen felt the man would stick out in a crowd like a sore thumb, with his long beak of a nose.
- Yesterday, on the Edgware Road, I saw an elderly man with an impressive beak of a nose.
- A jutting beak of a nose, sharp chin and deep-set eyes gave him the appearance of a living skull.
- Heavy brows converge into a huge beak of a nose which hovers over thick lips smothered by a huge moustache.
- The whole group of servants tried to stifle their giggles but Aimée's mother turned and shot an evil glare at them over her beak of a nose.
- His nose is still the defiant beak it was when I first met him, when we were both thirteen and bullied at a new and ghastly school.
- A more contemporary critical reading of The Nose leads us to Pinocchio, whose own beak was known to grow in proportion to the telling of tall tales.
- She was also lucky she didn't have daddy's beak nose that Mauve had.
- Do the inhabitants of North Korean gulags take comfort that the hegemonic monster of US imperialism is unable to stick its beak into the criminal justice system they were sentenced under.
- I both blind them with my beak nose and am their blind spot.
1(magistrate)juez femininejuez masculinejueza feminine
- And those sent down will be told by the beak: ‘I have no choice but to deliberately de-liberate you.’
- Presumably you would have to be hauled before the beak and convicted of something before your licence was revoked.
- He is up before the ERC beak tomorrow and, if found guilty, is likely to be suspended for at least a month.
- That seems a good point to me, particularly in views of recent court cases where greengrocers were up before the beaks just because they sold fruit and veg in pounds when legislation now rules that goods must be sold in metric units.
- In order to help out I moved from the fines court to the Magistrates Court next door and went up before the beak, or beakess on this occasion.
- If I ever find myself up in front of the beak (presumably on a charge of teenage arson) I'd like this guy to defend me.
- He lives under Newham Council's jurisdiction, so credit to the council for taking Thames Water to task and getting them before the beak.
- But the union beaks decreed that because the league regulations were drawn up under English legal guidelines, they had the right to ‘prosecute’ the player under their own procedure.
- Having been up in front of the beaks myself on suspicion of failing to obtain the best possible placing, I'm not about to start a campaign for real jockeys to be carpeted for being beaten in races they should have won.
- McLean resigned as a director of the club on Thursday, a move which spares him an appearance before the beaks at Hampden as he has still to be held to account for an incident involving a BBC reporter.
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