In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The traffic in eggs and the demand for breast feathers for ladies' muffs and headgear reduced the bird's numbers to a low ebb.
- The three male passengers, one older and two young, wore long coats while the young woman wore a bright red fur-lined mantle, sable hat, and muff.
- Her bony hands were kept in a brown fur muff that completely matched her jacket.
- For example, muffs of fox were carried ostentatiously by followers of Charles James Fox.
- In the morning of the next day, a girl in a pretty blue winter dress with a fur muff on her hands, came up the garden paths, smiling in pleasure.
- Through Salt Lake City and Middle America womenswear is urban grunge: purple muffs, denim waistcoats, spearmint leather blousons and animals on mohair jumpers.
- With her fingers inside the thumbless muffs, she couldn't work the snaps, and that was so frustrating!
- Camille took a dark tweed coat with matching muff and tam from the wardrobe.
- If Gweneviere's hands were cold, she would simply snuggle them into her mink muff.
- When they got back they hung up their coats, hats and muffs and went to the dining room for luncheon.
- She looked oddly out of place standing before the uniformed soldiers, attired in quilted jacked and layered winter dress, wearing a fur hat, both hands thrust inside her fur muff.
- Spent the day writing and the afternoon standing in my overgrown back garden wearing a frilly white skirt and having shots taken of my muff to illustrate a piece about pubes in the first issue of Scarlet.
- ‘Some winter blankets and muffs for the children,’ she said.
- An alternative to gloves, one that served me extremely well through 14 years of guiding waterfowl hunts, was a hand-warming muff worn around the waist.
- The women gaily waved their large muffs in reply.
2US vulgar slang(female pubic hair)mata feminine informalvello púbico masculine(de la mujer) vello pubiano masculinechampa feminine Chile vulgar slang
1(shot) errar(chance) desperdiciarshe muffed the catch — no pudo atajar la pelota
- he muffed his lines — se equivocó al hablar
- Unless I muffed some really basic addition and subtraction it is clear that excluding the Falluja cluster undermines the statements in the Summary, as I said above.
- Would he stick to inane celebrity banter and cruise through it or would he do a wannabe Jann Wenner or Michael Parkinson job and completely muff it?
- And then the guitar proceeds to hammer out the first lick and muffs one of the critical notes: duh-duh-da-da-doink.
- Reporters who cover the military without understanding it don't just muff a few basic facts about what kind of soldier carries what kind of gun, or which service does what.
- And then I muff a change and we're both choking down the smell of clutch.
- Dr Brash has had his opportunity to speak today and he muffed it.
- A 50 break with four colours left put Hunter on the verge of victory but he muffed his chance.
- In general, Dobbin said, if the President completely mangles a sentence it should be noted in the story, but ‘if he's simply muffing the syntax it seems OK to correct it so as not to torture the reader.’
- It would be overkill to repeat how badly the board muffed the Brown Act in 2001.
- I cannot think of a film project more deserving than Lord of the Rings, even if they did muff crucial sections of Tolkien's text.
- One question had been put to the stutterer who, predictably, had muffed it badly.
- He was off-colour during England's opening match against France, which his country lost in the dying seconds of the 93-minute thriller after skipper David Beckham muffed a penalty.
- As the leader of a party he muffed his own speech today.
- The Indian defence also looked off-colour and they were lucky not to concede goals as the Pakistani forwards muffed the chances that came their way.
- If the Liberal Democrats do not make some handsome gains on Thursday, the party is going to have to ask itself whether that opportunity was muffed.
- It's the first time the Yanks have adapted a British show and not completely muffed it.
- The U.S. muffed that opportunity to nip this kind of behavior, so destructive of the global marketplace, in the bud.
- Rushing to make opening day, they muffed a few choices of venues.
- In several quick sentences, Henninger, who claims to have grown up on rock music, muffs several simple historical facts about rock 'n' roll.
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