In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A mutt the colour of dun stood near by, barking every now and again.
- Surrounding the cone on three sides were high walls of volcanic rock forming an amphitheater almost a mile and a half wide, a subtle palette of dun, gray, and beige.
2(horse)caballo pardo masculine
- A white-fire blaze rang past her ear, and impacted the ground three paces before his gelding - the dun nickered it's anger at being so rudely startled, and danced around a moment.
- He laid the blanket on the back of the gaunt dun, moving his mouth - talking?
- ‘You were jumping so beautifully, and Minty looked so wonderful,’ she whispered, her fingers knotted in the sheets as she leaned close, speaking of his show-jumper, the gorgeous dun, ‘The triple.’
- She was his mount, a unicorn mare with a dun's coat.
- The Indians ride bareback on paints (white horses with dark colored markings) and duns (grayish brown horses) with snaffle bridles.
- They were roans, grullas and duns, he said.
- Two of his mares were hitched to it; a cream dun and a paint.
- The two stallions, a dun and a bay, were bred in Scotland by breeder and judge from Stirlingshire.
- Three women were working in the kitchen and a man was sitting at the table, sipping black coffee from a cup bigger than the dun's hoof.
- He crowed, bringing the dun, Kai, to a skidding halt just feet away from her.
transitive verbdunned, dunning
1to dun sb for sth — acosar / apremiar a algn para que pague algo
2dunning present participle(notice/letter) en que se exige el pago de una deuda
- Hospitals and doctors were dunning them for $15,000 in unpaid claims.
- He invoiced the corporations for product placement, and when he went on tour to promote the book, he read a selection of the past-due letters he'd written, dunning the corporations for nonpayment.
- It wasn't a charity deal: Like other pro runners, the Elites would still have to pay 15 percent of their prize money, endorsements, and appearance fees, and once they started earning they'd also be dunned for rent.
- When the Republic took a village, they would allow the landlord to dun the peasants for the lost money, something which hardly endeared the ‘democratic’ regime to its new citizens.
- They even tried to dun me while I was in the hospital!
- The Vendome incident would haunt him for a long time, since well after he had served his prison sentence the Republican government would be dunning him for 500,000 francs, the cost of restoring the column.
- Yet, they don't mind dunning parents when scofflaw children can't pay their bills.
- Indeed, the biblical law is that debtors may not be dunned for repayment.
- She also collected small sums from people who owed her husband, including another female friend, whom she dunned for $20.
- But to fund its new law, Maryland needs to dun taxpayers across the state an extra $1.3 billion a year.
- They had been dunning me for a £10 bill I had naively thought I would leave to the next serious accounting.
- The fliers included information about gun safety and dunned recipients for donations to the partnership, which helped lead efforts to ban concealed carry permits.
- In trying to dun the states, the cigarette giants are invoking a little-noticed clause in the 1998 deal.
- Simple - until the losses get so high that the suppliers can't be dunned to fill out the OE profit projections, it's a case of ‘let the good times roll.’
- The tax dunned chemical and oil companies, among other industries, for money to clean up ‘orphan’ Superfund sites - sites whose owners have absconded or have gone bankrupt.
- Aside from the fact that no one will let us have anything on credit - save for the butcher and baker, which will also cease at the end of this week - I am being dunned for the school fees, the rent, and by the whole gang of them.
- Have I decided to stop dunning you for contributions?
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