In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hook-shaped)(beak) ganchudo(nose) aguileño(instrument) en forma de gancho
- He had short hair, and looked like an imp with a hooked nose.
- Shrikes use their hooked bills to break the necks of vertebrate prey.
- Sister Helen was a small woman with a bit of a hooked nose and bright blue eyes, the same who had nursed Carl's mother at the end.
- She's probably got a hooked nose, a pointed hat, a large black cauldron, a broomstick and a black cat.
- These owls have large heads, large, slightly elongated eyes, a short, hooked bill that points downwards.
- She looked up; her hearing almost restored and saw a man in his late fifties with thick black hair streaked with white and glasses perched on the tip of a hooked nose.
- This week, in the run up to Hallowe'en, she will be donning a witch's hat and a hooked nose.
- Barrie's eyes were cold, hard, and dark gazing out at her from over a hooked nose.
- It's a griffin, definitely, with a hooked, grey beak like an eagle, a sleek, furred head and the unmistakable outline of wings behind it, all purple.
- He sits across from a fortune-teller's scarf-wrapped hair, hooked nose, big hoop earrings.
- The youngest children were always afraid of him, for he looked so odd and menacing with his one eye, crooked back, hooked nose and black cloak.
- He was rather pale, with a hooked nose and dark gray eyes.
- My nose is thin, but more hooked than I would like.
- He sipped it for a moment, his large, scarred knuckles barely fitting into the hooked handle on the side of the cup.
- Her hair was a creamy light brown - almost blond - and her eyes shone bright green over a slightly hooked nose.
- He cursed the vultures circling above his head, for he knew now his flesh would soon be torn to pieces by their cruel hooked beaks and he could hope for no salvation, nor a proper funeral pyre.
- Also, one can spot grey hornbills, with their hooked beaks perched on the branches in meditative silence.
- With their hooked beaks they would scoop out small fish and algae and then gobble it up in a hurry.
- Then she was behind him, holding a hooked blade at his neck.
- He had the same light gray eyes and handsome, slightly hooked nose.
- He was elderly gentleman, with slicked back gray hair, and a slightly hooked nose.
- Its legs and feet are bright yellow, as is its large, hooked bill.
- The first was 6ft tall, in his mid 20s with fairly short, mousy brown hair and a large hooked nose.
- He is said to have a long face, sunken cheeks, a long protruding chin and a large hooked nose.
- His long, curved neck, wrinkled face and hooked nose gave him an appearance similar to that of a vulture.
2informal(addicted)to be hooked on sth
- he's hooked on video games — está enviciado con los videojuegos
- he got hooked on heroin — se enganchó al caballo
- she's completely hooked on the idea — está entusiasmadísima con la idea
- I must admit I am still hooked on the series, the developing characters and their ongoing, individual stories.
- He describes himself as addicted to optimism, and his ministry is about getting everyone else hooked on it too.
- And I smoked a little bit in the Marine Corps, but never really got hooked, for which I'm very thankful.
- Although Colin Byrne was hooked on golf from an early age his transformation into one of the world's leading caddies was more accident than destiny.
- I guarantee that they will be well and truly hooked!
- If you know someone who might need help with weight control, suggest a free consultation to get him or her hooked on an exercise plan.
- I just didn't realize that I'd be so irreversibly hooked so quickly.
- After I read the first book I was hooked on the series and even though it is written for teens, it was something that I found extremely interesting to read.
- It is a place where drug dealers get rich and lazy, by selling tiny doses of drugs to hooked customers with up to 20 people an hour queuing at the door to buy.
- They discovered that those rats given a high-fat diet became hooked and displayed symptoms similar to those of a drug addict deprived of their fix if their fat was taken away.
- The sagas attracted huge audiences, hooked on every clichéd twist and turn of the predictable plot.
- But of course he got hooked on crack before we could go out and do it.
- They are junkies, hooked on trivia, stimulation and scandal.
- I just received my copy, sat down to read a little and got hooked, working my way through the entire thing before I put it down.
- From the moment their grans pop the first illicit chocolate button in their drooling mouths, children are hooked, and parental censure only sharpens their appetite.
- They were both hooked on the show even though Meredith and Brad liked to make fun of them for it.
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