In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal)zorro masculinehe's a sly old fox — es un viejo zorro
- before noun fox cub — cachorro de zorro
- He mentioned in passing that as a kid here he could tell the difference between the footprints of foxes, groundhogs and raccoons.
- The other wild attractions in the park include nilgai, chausingha, chital, chinkara, wild boar, foxes and jackals.
- When raccoons, coatis, foxes, coyotes, skunks, or bears bit the models, they left tooth marks in the plasticine.
- Introduced predators such as rats, cats, dogs, foxes and mongooses are thought to have been responsible for about half of island bird extinctions.
- Bradford archaeologists are also studying other remains from the site at Lynford, including bones from woolly rhino, brown bears, horses, foxes and hyenas.
- All kinds of critters like to dine on poultry, including raccoons, skunks, opossums, weasels, foxes, coyotes, dogs and feral cats.
- Most wild cats are preyed upon as young cats by larger predators, such as foxes, wolves, other cats, and large birds of prey, such as owls and hawks.
- Their predators include great horned owls, bobcats, cougars, coyotes, and foxes, so wariness is in their blood.
- Coyotes, foxes, bears, mountain lions, and bobcats all prey on livestock.
- Voles are an important source of food for many predators, including snakes, hawks, owls, coyotes, weasels, foxes, mink and badgers.
- Mammals such as weasels, foxes, stoats and especially roe deer can wander safely without the risk of being killed by traffic.
- The most significant predators on red foxes are humans, who hunt foxes for their fur and kill them in large numbers as pests.
- There are 36 species of Canidae, including dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals and foxes.
- Domestic dogs and cats can pick up the infection if exposed to wild animals with the disease such as foxes, wolves, jackals, skunks, mongooses, raccoons and bats.
- The virus is carried by a number of wild animals, including coyotes, foxes, and some wolves.
- The genus Dirofilaria includes various species that are natural parasites of dogs, cats, foxes and wild mammals.
- Eagle owls, the most powerful of strigid owls, can even handle larger mammalian prey such as foxes, young roe deer, and monkeys.
- Eagles, rattlesnakes, deer, pronghorn antelope, foxes, coyotes, and mountain lions roam the area.
- There are 105 species of birds in the park and mammals ranging from Andean foxes to pumas that only rarely venture down from their mountain lairs.
- Their chief predator is the mink, but while on land they also fall prey to foxes, coyotes and lynx as well as some of the larger avian predators.
2.1(fur)zorro masculine(jacket/collar) de zorrored/silver fox — zorro rojizo/plateado
- It will join that old fox stole I rescued from a charity shop.
1.1informal (perplex)confundirdejar perplejothe problem had him foxed — el problema lo tenía perplejo
- I stake my reputation on the fact that this week's entry will truly fox you.
- It appears blank, having completely foxed the browser.
- Everywhere you go, you hear a tale of how someone foxed the council with a fake trip, or how Joe Bloggs had stress from having to answer the phone in the council housing department.
- The elders were meticulous in their portrayal of the characters and their attention to their costume foxed the judges.
- Your training equips you to recognise much of what you are likely to see, but you rely on specialists around the country for help with those rare pieces that fox you.
- Apparently this foxed the police for a long time as they couldn't find any links between the murderer and victim.
- Its creator never really meant for people to be foxed for that long.
- Autorickshaw drivers, who are otherwise street-smart, are foxed when passengers (usually visitors to the City) ask for destinations with new names.
- But she throws in a slower serve which foxes the French player.
- There are almost humorous situations: when a woman at a medical clinic tries to palm it off to an unsuspecting receptionist, and when an art dealer is foxed by the way his wife has been cheated.
- Mid-January to mid-February was the warmest it's been seen 1659 (which is when records began), foxing unwary plants into flowering prematurely, to give the frost something to kill.
- What's really foxing the industry over the cyber-attacks is that it is seemingly at odds with normal hacker behaviour.
- The 22-year-old student admitted the greens had foxed him, but was delighted with his achievement of reaching the final.
- Scoring good marks in most subjects, he is foxed by his inability to do well in maths.
- But he made his disdain clear: as far back as 1954, he complained of his ‘beefing, threatening, foxing and conniving.’
- You may be foxed, but science has all the answers.
- It'll force the batsmen to use their bats more, while the spinners will be rewarded, deservedly, for foxing the batsmen.
- But the presence of a planet in this triple system has foxed astronomers, causing some to suggest that we need to rethink theories of planetary formation.
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