In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- A flock of four birds is the most common size in Parus during winter.
- The group halted their horses at the gate as a flock of sheep went ambling past.
- Most of it is grazed by flocks of sheep, goats, camels and cattle, often causing severe damage to vegetation.
- Their herds of cattle and flocks of sheep from New South Wales were eagerly bought by the early South Australian settlers.
- They have a smallholding in Devon which is home to a host of animals, including a flock of pedigree Black Welsh Mountain sheep.
- A local woman saw the animal, which she described as about five times the size of a domestic cat, among a flock of sheep.
- Huge flocks of sheep and goats in the northwest are stripping the land of its protective vegetation, creating a dust bowl on a scale not seen before.
- Birds in flocks so dense that they resembled smoke clouds: thousands of tree swallows, wave after wave of American robins.
- Just about all the staff are very conservative, good church-going types - and I stick out like a purple goat in a flock of white-washed sheep.
- In normal times, the Moores work the farm in two separate units, producing winter oats and winter wheat as well as fattening 600 head of cattle and a flock of store sheep.
- Like a flock of migrating birds, however, the mass changes formation.
- Yohanna climbed the path over the mountain, and there at the crest in the middle of a flock of sheep and goats, stood Yusef and David, tending three donkeys laden with packs.
- When they beached the ships, they saw flocks of sheep and goats and they killed them for feasting.
- If you are lucky enough to have a grassy paddock, it's worth the effort to get a couple of horses or a flock of sheep standing in just the right place.
- Possible Landscape begins with piercing tones that ring together like a flock of synthetic birds, each tuned to a single, unwavering note.
- There are the tents of nomads and flocks of sheep and goats with children and women in attendance.
- After that they may join a flock of other juvenile birds.
- After the trials, we put colored bands back on males and returned the birds to their flocks to maintain a standardized social setting for all other males prior to their trials.
- Early reports from the crew indicated they may have struck a flock of birds in flight.
- Members of bird flocks and fish shoals check for predators less often and spend less time hiding in shelters than do solitary individuals.
- Thin clouds floated in the sky, and I could see a flock of birds passing by the clouds on a formation.
- A flock of birds surges impetuously from the thickets and takes flight towards the windmills that decorate the landscape.
- There are lots of llama shows around the United States; they can be used as guardians to protect flocks of sheep, goats and other animals.
- Tall baked-mud walls enclose its fields and gardens, the trees twitch with little birds and shy women and girls tend flocks of sheep and goats.
- A flock of birds took flight, startled by his voice.
- The farm has a flock of 85 sheep but there are plans to build up the numbers by keeping some of the ewe lambs for breeding stock this year.
- At midmorning we saw a flock of spotted goats being herded across the road, and saw down the meadow the man who drove them.
- A flock of birds off in the distance scattered away.
- There were a few camels and traditional black Bedouin tents here and there with large flocks of sheep and goats nearby.
- So I can only empathise with farmers who have lost entire herds of cattle or flocks of sheep.
- The area around Hawes and Leyburn became a temporary home to teams of men dedicated to culling whole cattle herds and sheep flocks.
- Anseriform birds often flock together outside the breeding season and may form groups ranging in size from a few individuals to many thousands.
- When we say the gravel crackles under our feet, the sun has turned purple through the clouds, or a flock of birds is swooping overhead, all of it must be literally true.
- Unfortunately, these birds fed in large flocks on fruit and other crops, and were shot in huge numbers by farmers.
- They shot through the clouds and scared a flock of native birds.
- Adan clutched onto me and screamed, disturbing the flocks of birds resting in trees nearby.
- For most of us, a more familiar example is a flock of birds, all moving together as if under the direction of a leader or some central command.
- Further out to sea, a flock of gannets rested on the surface, digesting their meal.
- They also run a flock of early lambing sheep and a small suckler cow herd.
- In late summer we checked for retained offspring among the first-year birds in flocks using behavior and DNA fingerprinting.
2(of people)tropel masculinemultitud femininethey came in flocks — vinieron en tropel / en masa
- One year as she'd stepped off the plane to Cyprus, a whole flock of people had gathered around her.
- She looked out and saw a flock of men crowded around the stage.
- Still, the flock of visitors, not just the Kuta crowd with its uniform of tie-dyes and beads, keeps coming back.
- I noticed a crowd was gathering, a flock of women in huddles whispering to each other on the outskirts of the crowd.
- For she gathered around her a flock of virgins, a fruit-bearing orchard, a garden in bloom.
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- There is a review of the failures of Judah's leadership and the promise that God himself will take charge of the flock through the appointment of one to rule like David.
- Fear of litigation, an admittedly necessary concern, trumped a bishop's duty to his priests and to his flock.
- What is the shape of ministry when the wolf is near your flock?
- The tiny Christian flock has become ‘a great multitude that no one could number.’
- If Sri Sri is in residence, he addresses his flock; when he's not in town, the congregation listens to tapes of him speaking.
- He should stick to ministering his own flock and keep his opinions to his pulpit and not to the public.
- This army of shepherds was to guide and lead the flock of believers.
- And he has urged his flock to contemplate their Christian response and ‘reflect with the eyes of faith on the big issues of the day.’
- A Newbold church is packing its pews with a new flock of Asian Christians thanks to the multi-lingual skills of the curate.
- I could surrender everything to the Lord - my dear wife and children, my congregation as a dear flock, the seminary and its staff.
- In his first major address to his Christian flock, Pope Adrian launched a scathing attack on the Christian Church, which was rocked by scandals of all sorts.
- ‘We must become mature in this adult faith, we must guide the flock of Christ to this faith,’ he said.
- And bishops must now persuade their flocks, since they can no longer command adherence to church teachings.
- An elder represents Christ as a Shepherd, teaching and caring for God's church, the flock God has put under his care.
- Their rabbi, a 34-year-old karate black belt, proudly estimates that nine out of ten of his flock don't believe in God.
- There were many times when I envied the moral clarity of those priests as they tended their flocks of young believers, incessantly preaching the demands of sexual purity.
- This attribution is based on the similarities between the depiction of Christ and his flock and other designs that have been documented to Wilson.
- In response, Muslim religious leaders began exhorting their flocks against violence.
- He was made a bishop in 1677 and sent to Germany to minister to a small flock of Catholics.
- But that's not going to happen - even in this enlightened age, when groovy archbishops invite their flocks to regard the Resurrection through sceptical eyes.
1acudireveryone flocked to hear the mayor — todo el mundo acudió a escuchar al alcalde
- people came flocking into town for the carnival — muchísima gente vino / acudió a la ciudad para los carnavales
- to flock together — congregarse
- fans flocked around their idol — los fans rodearon a su ídolo
- customers have been flocking in — ha venido un gran número de clientes
- On Easter Sunday, many flock to church sporting their Sunday best, celebrating Christ's resurrection.
- They found a shop was selling them for £10 and teenagers were flocking to buy them.
- But the dance crowd also flocks to more obscure events.
- Britons are certainly flocking to buy up corners of the world in increasing numbers.
- In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.
- But the way I see it, too many people are flocking here for benefits.
- Soccer fans flock in their numbers to these confrontations and expect nothing less than yet another soccer spectacle.
- Sales fever gripped Salisbury as thousands of shoppers flocked to the city this week, to snap up post-Christmas bargains.
- However it will be some time before crowds flock back to the matches.
- Instead, the jobless are flocking in ever-greater numbers across the border.
- They flocked around him, all wanting to get a better view, all the time.
- As glorious Tramore yet again defied the dismal weather forecasts the fans flocked to the seaside venue.
- Employers will flock to hipper cities to attract this young labor force.
- Anytime they filmed in a public place, fans were sure to flock around them.
- Visitors flock there to see the lights gently altering on the facades of the 500-year-old buildings.
- They flocked around, cheering and enthusing over his courage and wisdom.
- After many years in the doldrums, cinema groups are reporting a massive increase in takings, as crowds flock back to the big screen.
- More than 200,000 racegoers flocked to the city.
- Low paid workers, especially in schools, have flocked to join unions.
- People flocked together, trying to stick their noses into the merchants' carts.
1(wool, cotton)feminine borramasculine flocado(mattress) de borraflock (wall)paper — papel pintado con relieve de terciopelo
- But the very existence of Michelin-starred Indian restaurants may signal the death knell of flock wall-paper, lager and an onion bhaji.
- Those results are consistent with Schillaci's findings and support our flock composition results.
- However, it is clear that asbestos flock falls within that definition.
- In considering the diagnosis of flock worker's lung, the symptom profile is crucial in raising clinical suspicion.
- The hall was decorated in green flock paper, and was furnished with a modern two layer bronze and teak tripod table.
- All excess flock fibers are automatically collected and recycled back to the dispensing hopper.
- Guillotine-cut flock may be dyed before it is bath-finished, dried, screened, and bagged.
- And that night with the keys hard beneath my thin flock pillow, I heard the voices clearly for the first time.
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