In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Half of the cows were missing from the field, and you could occasionally hear a moo from a random direction.
- Costing £9.99, the cow moos and shakes uncontrollably when switched on.
- All the other campers were gone to either river raft or kayak, and the campground was totally quiet, all you could hear were the crickets and an occasional moo from a cow.
- When I reached the gate, I heard happy moos and clucks from the cows and chickens.
- Milking takes a few minutes, the suckers are taken off, and the next row of cows files in with hardly a moo to be heard.
- He smiled, puckered his lips and let out a deep moo.
- All I could hear, for half a mile, was the sound of our feet crunching on the gravel, and the gentle moos coming from the cows in the fields.
- Rows and rows of cows and heifers, their moos resounding within the school walls, were tethered to makeshift stalls.
2British slang(woman)the silly moo — la muy idiota / tonta
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