In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of horses)matarife de caballos masculineit's for the knacker's yard — está para la basura
- If under the new Scheme renderers are able to collect as well as dispose, we could well see a further demise of the knacker industry.
- ‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
- The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
- He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
- Currently the UK authorities are proposing to contract hunt kennels and licensed knacker operators to collect fallen stock from farms from whence they would be taken onwards to rendering plants.
- The authorities want us to upgrade our facilities to those of knacker men but we can't afford that kind of investment."
2(of ships)desguazador masculinedesguazadora feminine
1(exhaust)dejar hecho polvo informal
2(ruin)hacer polvo informalcargarse Spain informalhacer bolsa River Plate informal
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