In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Zoologyoca feminineganso masculine
- From October to early spring (if ice doesn't form solidly on them), many of these ponds host a variety of swans, geese and ducks.
- Wetlands are a lure for geese, swans, ducks, egrets, storks, herons and the icon of the Camargue, the pink flamingo.
- They found an unspoilt refuge for birdlife - including rare Marsh Harrier, avocet, ducks and geese - existing in the middle of what ten years ago was open water.
- Brightly coloured bushes and flowers carpet the windswept hills, and in every hollow there are lakes or ponds teeming with black-necked swans, upland geese, ruddy ducks and silvery teal.
- There were many water fowl such as ducks, geese, swans, heron, cranes, plovers, snipe and curlew, many of which would have been occasionally hunted for their meat.
- Ducks, geese and water hens will be introduced shortly and it is hoped over a short period to build up a colony.
- They wish all house sparrows and European starlings would just go away, and I am sure that their attitude regarding non-native ducks and geese is no better.
- There are four kinds of tit around here as well as woodpeckers, chaffinches, grey leg geese and tufted ducks.
- It also has contributed to the decrease of water fowl such as duck, geese, curlew, plover and snipe.
- However, most ducks and geese have spatulate bills, while our little friend had a long, pointed one.
- Birds affected by this disease are fowls, bantams, turkeys, geese, ducks, pheasants, guinea fowl and other wild and captive birds, including ratites such as ostriches, emus and rhea.
- Between March and September the rare osprey visits and there are duck, geese, swans, grouse, herons and buzzards.
- It is a pleasure to see the ducks, geese and water hens merrily splashing around in the lake.
- There were turkeys, geese, ducks and chickens and guinea fowl on sale.
- A haven of small islands and bars of land looking out towards the sea, the place is a paradise for birdwatchers harbouring geese, eider duck, grouse and eagle.
- There were thousands of gulls present along with geese, ducks, egrets, and crows all loafing or actively feeding on the airfield.
- The ducks, geese, seagulls and coots looked hardened to this sort of intrusion, coolest of all was a cormorant that stood one-legged on an island and stretched its wings in a black, immobile pose.
- Millions of birds - ducks, geese, pelicans, shore birds - use the sea each year.
- If they're in the mood for something different, they also can hunt for geese, quail, ducks, and pheasants.
- In October and November, as many as 50,000 migrating geese, ducks, and tundra swans stop at the refuge during their voyage along the Atlantic Flyway.
3informal, dated(silly girl)gansa feminine informal
- She called me a silly goose earlier… she's a nutcase as well.
- You silly goose, the girl you saw him with was Star Ann.
- Lord, you're so good to me… Why am I such a silly goose?
- His girlish prattlings cause the nation's women to swoon like silly geese when they should be busy churning butter.
- But if we blithely assume that the second enclosure movement will have the same benign effects as the first, we may look like very silly geese indeed.
- But, it's not complete because the missing ingredient is you, you silly goose.
- ‘Serves you right, you goose,’ she said, trying to read her magazine.
1to goose sb — tocarle el trasero a algn informal
- He has been able to goose up the money supply without suffering serious price inflation, due to various underlying deflationary trends.
- We need one of those altercations every few shows to goose up our ratings.
- He winked at one of the girls and goosed one of the boys.
- Indeed, if purchasing bonds drives down U.S. bond yields, it may goose the American economy.
- As we passed around the corner I reached out and goosed Michelle, but she was ready for it and returned the favor.
- So, you have both sides fighting very hard to make sure that the press isn't goosing the process along.
- The 1977 paper made clear that they should not goose growth with low interest rates if doing so would call into question their commitment to sound money.
- Triks managed to run up and goose her just as the photo was being taken.
- Morning is the best time to goose your metabolism.
- Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt started goosing me in a sensitive spot and I couldn't stop laughing.
- He finished the drink in one pull, and goosed a waitress as she walked by.
- What's more, there's a clear incentive to goose these numbers, especially among tech companies that are heavy issuers of employee stock options.
- Others like hedge funds have compensation structures that offer them a fraction of the returns generated, and in an atmosphere of low returns, the desire to goose them up increases.
- If he cannot, his credibility will suffer, and so will his efforts to goose the bureaucracy to better protect the public.
- Never goose anybody with your wand, unless it is specifically called for in the ritual.
- And she goosed innovation by creating an incentive program that has doubled the number of patents HP filed this year.
- And later, in 1970, I met a woman, the ex-wife of a prominent scientist, who had been gently goosed by the president during a White House dinner.
- I goosed the throttle again, and headed back towards the thick of the fighting.
- For now, though, the focus is on whether the Fed will succeed in goosing growth.
- So, of course, I end up paying more attention to us teasing back and forth than Jessie, and the brat gooses me when I'm facing Taylor.
- I give Trent a kiss and goose him once I reach his locker on Monday morning.
- In idle moments, we have imagined ourselves tugging playfully at his beard, perching on his chunky thighs and goosing his ample behind.
- I might have goosed my husband on his way out of the shower.
- Then I goosed the throttle, and tore away at top speed.
- There will be little boozing, not least because Utah state law places strict restrictions on the sale of alcohol, there will be no goosing of hostesses in the elevators, and all freebies will be politely but firmly returned.
- Economists generally view rising deficits as a short-term positive, goosing the economy, but as a long-term threat, tending to drive up interest rates.
- But the constantly increasing numbers do goose the excitement level.
- The press has had little to say about the question whether some newspapers and magazines are routinely overcharging advertisers by goosing circulation numbers, a form of fraud.
- Evan had slowed and was paying more attention to Taylor than where Jessi was, and the girl quickly came up behind her and goosed her.
- There are many times I saw him goose her affectionately as he walked by her in the kitchen.
- So cue up your mix tape and find the 15 to 20 minutes of material that will goose your party into another gear for the rest of the year.
- Perhaps they do this every night just to goose the lobby-bar revenue.
- I goosed the gas and hot-footed it across the bridge.
- This week I present ways to goose the staying power in your notebook's battery, tips on batteries you use in handheld devices, and what to do when your batteries have gone south.
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