In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to pelt sb with insults/questions — acribillar a algn a insultos/a preguntas
- to pelt sb with tomatoes — lanzarle / tirarle tomates a algn
- to pelt sb with stones — apedrear a algn
- Hundreds of police officers took to the streets to tackle the baying mob, only to be pelted by petrol bombs and missiles.
- And earlier this year, a lollipop lady nearly quit her job after being pelted with a drinks can, water balloons and a stick by students from the school.
- The Italians, including some of the world's wealthiest players, were pelted with tomatoes when they sneaked back home on a midnight flight.
- The Freeport bus has been pelted with stones and missiles hurled from the road and even shot at with an air gun, shattering a window.
- Her friend kept pelting her with balled-up bits of paper to try and wake her up, but it wasn't happening.
- In an explosion that left me temporarily deaf, the cannon stopped pelting us with energy and began hailing us with pieces of its debris instead.
- I screamed back, taking the chance when he had his belly exposed to pelt him with cannon fire.
- Unfortunately, I was pelted with hail as I ran for my car after a hardcore session in the library, so I'm in no mood to ponder the wonders of nature.
- It was almost like being pelted with rocks repeatedly.
- Now before the farmers start pelting me with corn awareness pamphlets, let me say that there's probably nothing wrong with corn syrup sweeteners per se.
- ‘There have been a few occasions now when buses have been pelted with missiles and windows have been smashed,’ he said.
- Drunken youths had also pelted a 50-year-old woman's roof with empty beer bottles after she told them to be quiet last year.
- The people in the audience, who usually spend halftime ignoring us or pelting us with peanuts, were hushed as they tried to figure out what we were writing.
- At the protest, about 10 officers were surrounded by demonstrators as they tried to make an arrest, and were pelted with clods of earth torn from flower beds in a park and a wire garbage bin.
- The next time we performed these kids were pelting us with packets of cookies.
- I suppose the look would be epitomised by the finalist who emerges from a particularly disastrous exam to be pelted with eggs and glitter by an over-zealous congratulatory crowd.
- The officers were being pelted with missiles and were in serious danger.
- In other attacks homes have been pelted with pork products and bacon hung on doors.
- He'd been left out of the reindeer games for so long, and now here Dad was, pelting him with missiles.
- In some cities firemen have been pelted with rocks and even attacked with fireworks.
1(rush, race)we pelted up the road in the car — íbamos a toda máquina por la carretera
- she pelted after the thief — salió disparada tras el ladrón
- He changed directions at an immense speed, and pelted off into the jungle, tearing through the undergrowth for his life.
- She suddenly came pelting in, colliding with her.
- Suddenly Zach came pelting through the hallway, shoving people out of the way until he accidentally ran into me, bowling me over.
- He placed it on the floor, opened up a package containing assorted jingle balls, rolled one across the floor, and grinned as the little ball of energy went pelting after in hot pursuit.
- We pelted for the door, mad-crazed with fear and hunger.
- That insane bellow, practically in my ear, sent every naked, raw nerve ending in my body pelting for cover.
- Tripping and stumbling in her haste, she raced up the stairs and pelted for her room at the end of the hall.
- He ripped off his shoes, shoving them in his belt, then pelted forward, knocking startled onlookers aside.
- It was only for a brief second - a fleeting, rather sweaty contact as the teeny Canadian rocker pelted past my seat and down a tunnel of security men - but it was still a strangely magical moment.
- My father raced past me, and I followed, pelting up the dock to where my mother had dived into the river.
2(fall heavily)it was pelting with rain — llovía a cántaros / a mares
- we drove on through the pelting rain — seguimos adelante bajo el aguacero / chaparrón
- the hail was pelting down — estaba granizando fuertísimo
- Then the rain came pelting down sending everyone running for the nearest bus shelter or shop doorway.
- Later in the night as I dropped off to sleep, I could hear more rain pelting down on the verandah, and I grumbled to myself about the washing that had been on the line since Wednesday.
- The climb would be difficult as the rain was pelting down constantly.
- Rain was pelting down and small puffs of steam were visible from everyone's mouth.
- As the rain pelted down, two security guards together with the chauffeur struggled to manipulate the gate's intricate alarm system which was on shutdown.
- Rain pelted down on the roof like cascading pebbles.
- As rain pelts down onto the windshield, Tommy drives slowly towards their destination.
- I can hear the sirens as the rain still pelts down.
- It was grey and miserable, the rain pelted down in sheets making it nearly impossible to see.
- The rain pelted down and pelted down and the raindrops smeared my glasses so I could barely see.
1(animal skin)piel feminine(stripped) cuero masculine
- It can be made from a variety of pelts and hides including leather, sealskin, mink, racoon, rabbit or pigskin in hundreds of different styles.
- One night, some guests spent the night there, sleeping on reindeer pelts.
- Giant pandas are also poached - killed illegally - as their pelt carries a high price in the black market.
- Wampum was prized by the Indians and used by the Europeans as currency in exchange for beaver pelts.
- But humans also were smart enough to develop the ability to kill furry animals and use their pelts for clothing to be warmer.
- Normally, the glossier, smoother pelts from female bears are used for officers' bearskins, while other ranks are given hats made from the rougher pelt of the male animals.
- When the first European settlers docked their ships here they weren't only enticed by beaver pelts.
- In her brown hide robes she looked almost like a pile of animal pelts left heaped in the center of the room, but the sporadic rise and fall of her chest proved otherwise.
- White paint-chalk symbols were drawn over his animalistic pelt.
- I humbly suggest that the overall figure for full and part-time workers is around 85 people and that the majority of these are seasonal workers employed for a week or two at most to kill the animals and harvest their pelts.
- Courteous traders offered skins and pelts, robes and carpets.
- Jay had been working as a furrier in Glasgow but he contracted a skin disease off the pelts.
- It had fresco brick wall sides peaking upward as if inside a tent, there were tanned pelts of animal skins as tapestries on the wall.
- The first exploration of Canada's interior was for the purpose of finding beaver pelts to satisfy the obsession with fur coats by the European elite.
- His cousins Paul and Tom, sons of his uncle Tom, ran a tannery plant, which closed in recent years, although it is believed that the brothers still deal in hides, skins, pelts and leathers.
- Today, they are raised as pets, for meat, pelts and wool, and for medical research.
- The defendants used a solvent in degreasing pelts at their tannery, which was located 1.3 miles from the plaintiffs borehole from which water was extracted for domestic use.
- In the slap of waves against the rocky shore one can imagine hearing phantom brigades moving across the lakes, paddling in close line astern, their canoes piled high with beaver pelts destined for Bond Street and the rue de Rivoli.
- Barely up to my shoulder, pale tan pelt, strips of white leather hanging in loops from her hips, rust-red curlicues dyed in the fur of her chest.
- Opposite the fireplace, a bulky dark wood bed was draped in dark blue velvet covers and snowy white fur pelts, its sheets thrust to one side.
- In fact, anti-fur types be warned: animal pelts line all the beds (lending the rooms a subtle wet-doggy odour) as well as the movie theatre seats and bar alcoves.
- Animal pelts have probably been exchanged in North America since the beginning of human habitation, but large-scale fur trade began only after the arrival of Europeans.
- He earned just enough for supplies by trapping animals and selling their pelts.
- After the hair and fat had been removed, the tanner had to prevent the pelt from stiffening or rotting in one of several ways, as up to this point, it is white and very slimy and should be referred to as raw-hide.
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