In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine zarpafeminine garrafeminine garra
- Birds that cling to and climb the sides of trees, like woodpeckers and nuthatches, have strongly curved claws.
- Lured into a folk chemist, I ducked beneath lizard claws and snake skins, dodged the birds' feet and goat horns.
- Stalls sold everything from dried lizards and birds' claws to spanners, nails and toothpaste.
- The creature's claws were as curved like scythes, and as long as long swords.
- All digits have claws, which are not large but are very sharp.
- The unguals are curved and taper to a sharp point, indicating that the digits terminated in distinct claws.
- In mammals, alpha-keratin is found in hair, bristles, hooves, nails, and claws as well as in soft skin.
- The cat jumped to a height of two metres or more, hooked the bird with the claws of one outstretched paw and brought it crashing down to earth.
- Like many other rodents, all squirrels have five functional toes on the hindfeet and four on the forefeet, with a well-developed claw on each digit.
- A bird's claw was gripping the end of the hilt.
- He was also presented with a special ceremonial stick with a real eagle's claw attached.
- He lunged at me, diving down like an eagle towards a fish in the stream, extending longer and deadlier claws than any bird of prey could boast of.
- Yet these earlier birds did not possess claws on their wings or teeth in their beaks.
- They have 5 digits, each with long and sharp claws, the third claw being especially well developed.
- The Cape clawless otter derives its name from the fact that there are no claws on the digits.
- The limbs are only moderately long, and the feet are narrow, with four main digits and short claws.
- Without glue, suction, or claws, these lizards scamper up walls and hang from ceilings.
- His hands are the same, long, clever fingers, five of them, with webbing stretched between and ending in wicked, slightly curved, claws.
- But those don't look like cat claw marks.
- His tail was wrapped around the pipe to hold himself steady and his claws were curved and elongated to hold him fast.
2(of crab, lobster)pinza feminine
- In some chelicerates, such as scorpions and some eurypterids, the pedipalps are modified into large claws.
- But then Johnson saw the red claw and other characteristics of female crabs.
- Season the lobster claws and sauté on both sides until warmed through, about three minutes.
- The lamb is divine, and the feast includes crab claws, soup, homemade scones and rhubarb tart.
- The shop also has a wide range of seafood including tiger prawns, mussels, sea bream and breaded crab claws.
- Add the crab claws and the remaining spring onions, stir well and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Six large white and pink peeled crab claws were placed on the plate, basted with oil that made them shiny and enticing.
- Before picking up a crab, we detached attached males by carefully pushing their claws off the females' terminal spines.
- Male fiddler crabs have one claw much larger than the other, which they use to signal to each other.
- Please find attached two pictures that I took of a crab with four pincers on the one claw.
- They look like scorpions without tail or claws, and they live from animals' droppings.
- We scramble between fishing rods, cameras and delicious crab claws, reluctant to sacrifice any of the three.
- The male fiddler crab bangs territorial warnings into the sand with its oversized claw.
- She was slightly less pleased with her crab and prawn thermidor, having expected a dish of crab claws and prawns rather than the tasty stew topped with crumble she received.
- Other starters included crispy potato skins with bacon and cheddar, Caesar salad, New Zealand mussels, crab claws and chowder.
- The fiery broth is overflowing with tender calamari, a crab claw, shrimp, chunks of fish and one impeccable scallop.
- In some species, large males may use their major claw to kill smaller crabs.
- For starters, we were unable to resist the crab claws with prawn meat stuffing - pricey at £5, but they sounded delicious.
- The smoker returned in time for the special starter of fresh crab meat with crab claws.
- Top with the meat of one lobster claw and knuckle and half of one lobster tail.
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- Somehow less alarming than that was was the deadly looking metal claw hanging from its left shoulder.
- This he replaced with a mechanical claw plated with a non-tarnishing gold alloy.
- They resembled green humanoid lizards, except for the black bodysuits and mechanical claws.
- They were picked up too, and brought into hangars by metal claws on strong wires.
- It took the huge mechanical claw of a giant bulldozer just 35 minutes to crush it to a pile of dust.
- He extended a hooked claw and jimmied the window open.
- Mechanical diggers moved in with dinosaur-like claws, ripping away chunks of the six-storey building.
1the cat had clawed the rug to shreds — el gato había destrozado la alfombra con las uñas
- However, they sometimes pass out or go into frenzies of tearing off their clothes and clawing at their exposed skin, until they receive medical attention by staff on duty.
- They rolled around on the floor, angrily scratching and slapping and clawing at each other.
- Hours after the quake rocked central and southern Italy, rescue teams were clawing at the concrete in the search for survivors.
- Say your cat is clawing your couch or your dog is chewing your leather shoe.
- He follows me around, cooing and clawing at me, begging for attention.
- She pounced on the man's back, ripping and clawing away at him.
- His fingers were clawing at my arms as he tried to get away.
- She reached up to claw out his eyes, and he caught her other wrist.
- Last time I was teaching them however, I was clawing at the door by about two o'clock hoping that someone would walk past so I could grab them and run away.
- I recall a vivid childhood dream of being trapped in a tiny house with a werewolf clawing at the windows and doors.
- She became hysterical: screaming, clawing at her face, pulling at her hair.
- The woman had flung herself against the locked door, clawing at the wood with her fingernails.
- I'm thinking of starting a sweepstake on how long it'll be before the cats start clawing at them and bring one down.
- She scratched and clawed at him but he forced her into a chair and tied her hands behind her back.
- She should be clawing at him with her verbal jabs.
- It's just that all the little things that I never used to worry about are now clawing at my mind, and my heart.
- They like to mind their own business and will only bother you when they're bored or at election time when they'll hover around the refrigerator clawing at your legs.
- His free hand scrabbled desperately around, and he began clawing at his attacker.
- I kept on yelling, while scratching and clawing at something in my back.
- He was holding onto the thick leg of an armchair, but tiny, scratching hands were clawing at him, forcing him to loosen his grip more and more gradually.
1arañarto claw at sth
- she clawed at his face — trató de arañarle la cara
- the cat's clawing at the door — el gato está arañando la puerta
- he clawed at the branch as he fell — intentó agarrarse de la rama al caer
- In the beginning there was darkness and fingers clawing at loose debris on the ground.
- He shut his eyes, fingers clawing at the rock below him.
- Beads of sweat formed on his brow, and he began clawing at his chest.
- I viciously clawed at his clothing, almost ripping his favorite shirt.
- Every baby I would swaddle would end up busting out of his bundle and crying his damn little head off, limbs flailing and clawing at the air.
- Her arms were spread and arched behind her back, her fingers clawing at the air as if she were trying to slow herself down.
- It was a pitiful thing to find fortunate, but at that point she would grab and claw at anything that could possibly brighten the atmosphere.
- But I still have that feeling of suffocation, that my lungs are clawing at the air for a breath.
- His fingers were clawing at my arms as he tried to get away.
- I make angry pain noises, clawing at her unyielding fingers in agony.
- Every time I closed my eyes I saw that man clawing at his throat.
- Tim started yelling about extra innings, waving the bat around and clawing at the charred beams above the furnace.
- He would notice that I was not clawing at him as though I wanted to devour him, but I was instead waiting patiently for the other girls to get bored with him, so he would be free to marry me on the spot.
- She fell to her knees gasping for air, her hands clawing at her throat.
- He threw himself back in suffocating agony and began to claw desperately at his throat.
- Gasping, clawing at the empty air, she sunk to the ground.
- Her fingernails clawed at the rock, straining to keep hold against the vehement wind.
- In several places we each went sprawling, clawing at tufts of dead grass to stop from cartwheeling down the mountain.
- Searching, Alex frantically clawed at the strong arm that possessed her, looking for an escape amidst chaos.
- He slowly clawed at the rope, eventually getting him out.
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