In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At certain times there can be a million birds in front of you consisting of sandhill cranes, snow geese, cackling geese, white-fronted geese, pintails, wigeons and mallards.
- And you'll not hear a pig grunting or a hen cackling in many farmyards today.
- Whistling women and cackling hens will never come to any good ends.
- Even if I do not look, I know they are there, because they crow, cackle, purr, flap their wings, and make other sounds of delight, fear, and accomplishment.
- Police radios cackled along with the birds in Central Park.
- During the ride, Paul hears geese cackling from a house, and he and Kat make plans to return.
- A small current whirled around us, the giant fan palms nearby quivered in the almost imperceptible breeze and tropical birds whooped, cackled and whistled among the trees.
- Brown pelicans and frigatebirds with vast wingspans soar on the Leeward thermals, and laughing gulls cackle.
- Yet one visitor from Northern Ireland got it right about the museum when she described it as ‘a sanctuary amidst the thousand cackling hens purchasing ever more tacky plastic tartan mugs’.
- Some have suggested that hens cackle to announce to roosters their renewed receptivity to mating.
- They raised cackling laying hens and pastured fat, spotted steers.
- To dream you hear hens cackling foretells success in love, and an accumulation of riches by means of female relations.
- That's why I'm pushing so hard to get side jobs now, while the goose is still cackling.
- They waddle around and squawk and cackle and chase each other around the beaches, stumbling all over themselves.
2(person) reírse socarronamentecotorrear informal
- Another kick to the chest sent him into another sputtering cough and the men began to cackle and laugh.
- They cackled, laughed, and hissed with delight as they flew off towards their hide out, going to tell their master of their work.
- The woman in the stall next to mine was belly laughing, cackling like a crazed hyena, heehawing at the other woman's fart.
- Dan's friends cackled in the background, but he ignored their laughter and jeering comments.
- He cackled on about how things were to be handled while on sea, how to measure the winds strength and just about everything you did not have to know about a ship.
- First he began to chuckle, then it was a chortle, then he positively began to cackle with glee.
- He couldn't take anymore as she cackled on about how well she'd done.
- Grandma Ida was cackling with unbridled laughter, and Jude laughed right along with her.
- Suddenly, an evil laugh cackled from the side of the car.
- They pointed at the team on the field and laughed and cackled and rolled around on the floor clutching their stomachs.
- Her speech was quick yet harsh, and she cackled like a witch.
- The interns began cackling with furious laughter.
- She cackled on about the places we were about to see while with one aged hand she tiredly, and with excruciating slowness, tried to open the envelope that held the key to the first apartment.
- For now, everybody will have to pick out little hints of romance with eagle eyes while I cackle in the background.
- He laughed as she winced, cackled as Christopher sprawled in the dust.
- He had on a sly grin and cackled louder and louder as he made his way closer to her.
- The class burst with laughter at her response while Sherry and Mandy cackled on evilly, thinking that Livinia was in for it.
- I remember crying my heart out, while he only cackled manically.
- With his reluctant audience unable to muster up the required level of self-deprecation to laugh at the joke, he just cackles away to himself regardless.
- I would cackle wickedly right now, but I lost my laugh permanently during a bout of whooping-fever in 1907.
- Scarlet cackled out loud and broke her embrace.
- Lily cackled with laughter, wiping tears out of her eyes.
- The guffaws and giggles cackled around the school for all to hear and my bubble of individuality was burst with the finality that only mockery by one's peers can accomplish.
1(of hen)cacareo masculine
2(of person)feminine risa socarronamasculine cotorreo informalcut the cackle! — ¡menos charla! informal
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