In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bicho masculine informal
- There are going to be an awful lot of rocks to lift, and a lot of creepy-crawlies scuttling out from under them.
- Eco-tourism is all the rage these days, but beware - apart from the creepy-crawlies, tropical jungles can hold many other pitfalls for the unwary.
- Over and over again he regales the reader with proof that snakes, spiders, crocodiles and creepy-crawlies have acquired a taste for tourist blood.
- He began his artistic career in his parents' garden where he created a laboratory in a tent-like structure, experimenting on creepy-crawlies.
- One of the reservations in my mind about going out to the tropics was the number of insects and other creepy-crawlies which were bound to predominate in these parts.
- The volume of mites and other tiny creepy-crawlies inhabiting the average mattress, pillow, sofa or armchair is daunting in the extreme.
- If anyone really cared about the welfare of slugs and other creepy-crawlies, they would make the use of poisons mandatory, and forbid gardeners to keep nematode worms in their gardens.
- As you can tell from this, I've decided I hate creepy-crawlies in my house.
- ‘I'm a little concerned about shaking scorpions out of my boots every morning and finding creepy-crawlies in my sleeping bag,’ he said.
- The creepy-crawlies won't bother me because I won't be able to see them.
- It is a basic British prejudice about ‘abroad’ that it abounds with dangerous insects and creepy-crawlies.
- This addition to an otherwise austere interior keeps bedding and clothes free from creepy-crawlies and the inevitable dust and dampness brought in from outside.
- One man raised cash by eating live creepy-crawlies!
- Another acquaintance of mine didn't believe in chemical pesticides for gardening so he cut out squares from old carpet and placed one around each Brussels sprout plant to prevent creepy-crawlies climbing up.
- We wandered about, marvelling over flowers and creepy-crawlies for about a half-hour before arriving back at the Clinic's parking lot, only to find Jeannie leaning patiently against the car.
- Atwood knows a great deal about the secret life of creepy-crawlies anyway, because her late father was a biologist and ran a research station in northern Quebec studying forest insects.
- And of course, he should always be ready to get rid of any creepy-crawly insects or stinging/biting creatures that enter our house.
- I don't think I'm so enamoured by all these creepy-crawlies!
- Doubtless he has been to the ends of the earth in search of all the most rare and disgusting creepy-crawlies.
- The Virgin Voyager train travelling from Newcastle to Cardiff had to be cancelled when the train manager discovered a bag full of chirruping creepy-crawlies near the buffet area.
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