In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1broody hen — gallina clueca feminine
- Often a broody cockatiel hen ready to lay eggs will tear paper at the bottom of her cage to prepare a bare, hollow impression for her eggs.
- He found two dozen eggs that morning and one hen that was broody and wouldn't let him near her nest without threatening to peck him.
- He watched over his subordinates like a broody hen - when he noticed someone weakening, he would order extra hot milk all around, without revealing who needed it the most.
- Smallholder Jack Bunn can vouch for the freshness of Tesco's free range eggs after putting one under a broody hen - and hatching a fluffy chick.
- There's also the oddly neurotic clucking a broody chicken makes when emerging from her nest to drink, which prompts the other hens to aggressively chase her back to the communal clutch of eggs.
- Once the broody hen starts tending them, if you help her out by keeping stray eggs out.
- Biscuit the pet hen was acting rather broody… but there wasn't an egg in sight for her to sit on.
- Those of us who were close to her saw clearly that Madalyn loved and defended her children with the intensity and ferocity of a broody hen and could never understand or recover from the loss of her older son William.
- Nest boxes with flip-up roosts that double as door blockers are good, as they allow you to shut the girls out when egg-laying is done for the day, preventing the nests from getting soiled by sleeping hens or being taken over by broody hens.
- A hazardous slick of broken eggs caused traffic chaos on Thursday after a truck carrying thousands of broody hens lost its load.
- It is best to leave the broody hen with other hens for only one or two days.
- The birds are looking distinctly broody, and there's been a pair of over-sexed hedge sparrows doing a bit of heavy courting outside my window all day long.
1.2British informal humorous (wanting children)it makes me feel broody — me da ganas de tener un niño
- She said: ‘I adore children and am feeling very broody.’
- Lisa and Simon are getting more and more broody about their baby but are trying not to mention it too often because they're not sure whether Faye is pregnant or not.
- Then we had Kylie Minogue, pouting Australian mother-of-none but definitely getting broody, revealing her shock at the flesh-exposing antics of the younger generation of Britneys and Christinas.
- Lopez admitted that she had been feeling broody in June this year.
- My friend on the other hand, is very broody and wants to go to university to find a nice man to marry and have children with and that is her principal aim (of course she also wants the degree and the experience, but she very much wants a man).
- This is because in the mind of the broody, hormone-crazed woman, a deep voice like White's indicates long-term health and higher reproductive success.
- He is a poetical soul and, on the sea voyage to India, he falls for a broody girl in Cape Town looking to get pregnant.
- The sexy actress, who is romancing director's assistant Cash Warren, has confessed she is getting broody after looking after her friends' children.
- Chrissie, Big Den's wife, is feeling broody and wants a kid.
- The idea that there's a ticking time bomb inside all women, making us desperate, obsessed, and broody - its just horrendous.
- Pitt had also become increasingly broody and even had a nursery built in their Beverly Hills mansion ready for an infant.
- New figures show the region has the most broody homosexual couples in Britain - and the highest proportion who want to take part in special ‘wedding’ ceremonies.
- The newest addition, a small, 12 year old wire haired terrier, arrived at the behest of my partner who is obviously going through one of those strange broody phases that often occur with women of a certain age.
- Just because I have the accessory of a broody person (someone else's baby, cute as a button), it doesn't, necessarily follow that I'm desperate for one of my own.
- The broody redhead has always been dissatisfied with her slim figure and claimed pregnancy would finally give her the shape she dreams of.
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