In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the space of an hour, an astonishing 40,000 of the winged bloodsuckers will land on an unprotected arm, potentially giving 11 bites a second.
- The company ships about 30,000 of the bloodsuckers a year to doctors who specialize in reattaching severed fingers, ears, and other body parts.
- She was suddenly keenly aware off all the little pricks on her skin, where mosquitoes, the rotten little bloodsuckers, were feasting on her exposed flesh.
- I'd consider armor before I'd give those bloodsuckers additional landing zones.
- But while most Manitobans curse the tiny bloodsuckers, this play makes them heroes.
- One of the more popular bloodsuckers of our age is the chupacabra.
- He has even called in sponsorship from an insect-repellent manufacturer, providing wipes to keep the area's bloodsuckers at bay.
- In fact, the only interruption to my singing was when I'd slap my arm or thigh or back trying to swat one of the evil bloodsuckers.
- Doctors in the US are warning people to avoid the natural response to squash the insects but instead recommend giving the bloodsuckers a flick.
- Research has found the safest way to remove the little bloodsuckers is to grip them close to their head using tweezers.
- The entomologist said that by the end of 2002, the little bloodsuckers had been reported in at least 28 states.
- The female mosquitoes become the bloodsuckers, and they use their long proboscis to bite other animals and feed on their blood.
2(person)sanguijuela feminine informal
- And taxpayers considered them public bloodsuckers, regretting the days when financiers were put on trial for embezzlement.
- Agents used to be known as bloodsuckers, but he gave bloodsuckers a bad name.
- This is serious business: history has shown that profusions of bloodsuckers will sink great nations.
- It is all too clear who benefits most from stirring up this bloodshed: the merchants of war, the bloodsuckers who direct world policy from behind the scenes.
- In their view, justice means protecting the interests of the workers against the capitalist bloodsuckers who produce nothing yet reap handsome profits.
- There are greedy bloodsuckers and there are banks.
- While hard-line Communists stereotype capitalists as bloodsuckers of the working class, others defend them as socially conscious.
- Cynics paint such corporate behemoths as bloodsuckers, but I have seen how they can transform the lives of their employees.
- Ah, but… These bloodsuckers prey on the poor, often Native folk: car title loans, payday loans, personal loans up to $500.
- ‘There will be no refuge for the terrorists, criminals and bloodsuckers,’ he said.
- I quickly went inside gave the bloodsuckers the last few bucks for the game, ignoring a comment I heard some girl make behind me.
- The board at that place are bloodsuckers, pure and simple.
- Ironically, the blood is now being sucked out the other way: India's hill stations will soon be sucked dry by a new variety of bloodsuckers.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.