In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Ransome searched the local shops in vain for a mousetrap, he even tried the local bakery - surely they had mice - but he needn't have worried.
- A political entrepreneur lobbies Congress to prohibit the importation of foreign-made mousetraps.
- I notice a high-tech mousetrap by the door - breweries always have problems with mice because of all the grain - but everything looks sparkling clean.
- My reasons for this are as follows: Several people had told me that I should try candy in the mousetrap, as mice like candy.
- You should bait mousetraps with chocolate, not cheese.
- Then Bo called him saying, ‘Just watch out when you open the cupboard doors, because I've set some mousetraps.’
- Each night he set mousetraps to obtain specimens from the small rodent population.
- In the middle of our interview he left the table to go and deal with a dead mouse from a mousetrap under his cooker!
- One department store noticed a spike in requests for rat-killing products a few years ago, and now they have a full line of devices, from traditional mousetraps to a high-tech contraption that uses a rat-scaring sensor.
- One of Lee's jobs is to keep the office mousetraps constantly replenished with cheese: he has stacks of individual cubes in the fridge.
- There was a general agreement not to get a cat or mousetraps, but simply to minimize the amount of food left about.
- He observes him doing the laundry, setting mousetraps, smoking a pipe, taking a bath.
- This morning I noticed the mousetrap had moved from its place behind the door to the other side of the room, under the vegetable rack.
- A pest-control firm has launched a chocolate-scented mousetrap after university researchers found rodents preferred it to cheese.
- Hardware such as nails, screws, tools, axes, mops, brooms, rakes, rope, tubs, mousetraps, flashlights, batteries, and barbed wire could be purchased.
- After phonecalls to many people, we discover one house which has a spare mousetrap.
- According to a report in New Scientist, a mousetrap has been developed by Rentokil that will text your mobile to tell you when it has successfully caught one.
- My first reaction was to send a one word reply then my sense of humour took over and I sent the attached reply: ‘The only free cheese is in a mousetrap!’
- At the same time they put out mousetraps to kill the mice that were stealing the bird food.
- ‘No,’ I said, ‘I'll just put some mousetraps in the garage.’
2British informal(cheese)queso barato
- You would never compare mousetrap cheddar with Camembert, so why assume that all goat's cheese will taste the same - overpoweringly rank and, well, goaty?
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