In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1neotoma femininehe's a real pack rat — es una urraca
- My mother often chides me about being a pack rat, the kind of person who has a tough time throwing out anything.
- ‘Great, I'm moving in with a pack rat,’ she groaned jokingly.
- Mercy turned around to go to her room and laughed saying, ‘I am going to become a pack rat if I am not careful.’
- As we teased each other about our common affliction as pack rats, he offered tips on organizing the documents and clippings I was collecting.
- Unless you're a serious pack rat, you probably haven't saved receipts for all your purchases this year.
- He's a pack rat who collects everything that isn't nailed down, and is acutely mistrustful of the others.
- Half of them didn't fit me, but I'm guilty of being, however partially, a pack rat.
- The bard was a notorious pack rat from a long line of notorious pack rats, and the small home had been in her family for four generations.
- As far as my actual physical ‘studio’ is concerned, I am a hopeless pack rat!
- I confessed my sins as a pack rat in this space a year ago.
- Never buy anything you don't need - and if you're a pack rat, stay away from garage sales.
- Finally, Rod let us into his ‘office’, which to me looked more like a one-room apartment of a very lonely pack rat.
- The room before them lay stacked with more junk than a pack rat's attic.
- She described their past residence as rather unkempt and described them as pack rats.
- Ian's boss resembled a manic pack rat, busying himself amongst the stack of paper that crowded the tiny cubicle.
- I am forced to admit that when it comes to organization of materials I am a pack rat in recovery.
- She must think you're a monster… or at least a pack rat.
- Though he admits that he's a pack rat, Caouette points out 160 hours of material isn't so much when collected over a span of 20 years.
- I am a pack rat, so there is a lot of purging to be done, but my main goal is to get rid of the clutter and have a lovely tidy room that feels inviting and not revolting.
- The space was barely used by clothes, but mostly taken up by miscellaneous junk and trinkets, which only a pack rat would refuse to part with.
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