In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in hunting)perro de caza masculineperra de caza feminine
- A bird dog controls birds on the course that otherwise pose a hazard to planes at a nearby airport.
- ‘I love running over Ripper the Bird Dog,’ I answered, referring to a sequence of events beginning with Aunt Pearl accidentally poisoning her husband's prize bird dog while trying to give the pesky poodle next door a ‘bitter pill.’
- He is a great bird dog, and mouser, too, but not the most handsome dog ever.
- Mrs. Peacock exploded, leaning forward in her seat, her upturned nose reminding me strongly of a bird dog watching his master go in for the kill so they could go and fetch.
- Still, it pains me that birds hit my house and that they risk encounters with my husband's bird dog (soft-mouthed though he is) and my daughter's cat, a rescued stray.
- I was too busy working and training bird dogs to try to earn a living for my family to be concerned with who was in the gallery and what they did for a living.
- He never tired of watching well-trained bird dogs search for quail, coming to an abrupt halt and freezing like granite statues.
- If they're not, the bird dogs act as slobbering alarm clocks.
- The German longhaired pointer owes its looks and temperament to several of the long-haired continental bird dogs, as well as the Irish and Gordon setters.
- Anyone who hunts with bird dogs would remark the similarity between his approach and a hunting dog's point.
- Individuals who owned great bird dogs were widely respected, as were the handlers who trained them.
- The essence of versatility and intelligence, weimaraners have been used as bird dogs and water retrievers and have also been used on wolves, wild cats, deer, mountain lion and bear.
- When James found her she was just some ratty bird dog on the side of some country back road.
- Among Bullock County residents, owning a fine bird dog could build a man's reputation almost as quickly as inheriting large sums of money or land.
- They looked like bird dogs, their eyes all fixed on the exact same spot in the middle distance.
- He is an active participant in shooting sports, hunting with bird dogs and retrievers, and he is an experienced fly fisherman.
- We've had three Labs and four Weimaraners of our own, all good bird dogs, and all of them led good lives, closely paralleling Ginger's.
- Ergal the pointer was only a year old and he moved with a stylish grace that heralds the beginning of a great bird dog.
- And when it came to the specialized work of breeding and training the finest bird dogs in the country, only a Bullock County native would do.
- It's about selective hunting seasons, pest control, cutting the grass the right height, bird dogs, falconry, outsmarting coyotes, and tons more.
2informal(person)guardián masculineguardiana feminine
- Officials with the clubs in the Dominican Republic, meanwhile, say the bird-dog scouts, who typically get $200 to $400 per player they produce, often recycle players who have failed with one club and present them as untested and 16 to another club.
- One NFL bird dog tells the Spies he spent $350 on ducats-n-parking to watch every single Redskins training-camp practice.
- Whispers one bird dog who knows the lefty well: ‘He's a true Southerner, a NASCAR kinda guy, a big hunt-and-fish guy.’
- When a player with talent comes along, it's open season for scouts, agents and the buscadores, or bird dogs, who act as go-betweens and collect finder's fees when they deliver a young player to a scout or an agent.
- The bird-dog scouts -- the freelancing talent evaluators who scour the country's fields and streets for promising players in a kind of informal first stage of recruitment -- say many clubs agree to sign the players they bring them and then never come through.
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