In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(duck) graznar(duck) hacer cua cua
- He may as well have quacked like a duck, because I don't hear a word he's saying.
- The kids were in rapture as they heard the animals bleating, mooing, and quacking.
- A duck quacks in English, but a French duck says ‘coin coin’.
- I trudged out finally, covered in mud and grime, with a few ducks quacking angrily at me.
- The ducks were quacking and flapping around me loudly, so I thought better of staying in my place.
- ‘It's starting to walk like a duck and quack like a duck,’ remarked Engelke.
- Ducks wake up and quack and swim away as we pass on the narrow walks, little packs of 20 or so ducks.
- She will also turn her attention to Irish ducks, which presumably quack with an agreeable brogue.
- If it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's not a swan.
- I hope you grow donkey ears and quack like a duck!
- If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, is it still a duck?
- Internet pages reveal phone conversations with journalists that consist of MacIsaac quacking like a duck before he hangs up.
- Nevertheless, if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's most likely… a duck.
- They sat at the edge of the lake where a bunch of ducks came up and quacked at them.
- I mean, I'm not gonna quack like a duck for a consequence.
- All the ducks are in a row, quacking in the same direction right now, and it seems, you know, that's great.
- Yet, in case after case, the chicken always ended up dead, while the duck went happily quacking down the river.
- We strolled up a steep street, where wild ducks quacked for food outside a shop, and into a quiet garden.
- Down near the pond, the ducks were quacking at an old couple that was throwing pieces of stale bread at them.
- Professor Cox said: ‘A duck quacks rather quietly, so the sound coming back is at a low level and might not be heard.’
1(of duck)graznido masculine
1(charlatan)curandero masculinecurandera femininecharlatán masculinecharlatana feminine(remedy) de curanderoquack doctor — curandero masculine
- Actually, much of the licensing and regulation is aimed at protecting the public from frauds and quacks.
- Among the modern evils to fall under Ince's scrutiny was quack alternative medicine.
- An alternative medicine quack reckoned he could cure Faulkner of his twitching with a six-month course of treatment.
- He despised quacks and charlatans because he admired the power of thought and reason so profoundly.
- As we've said before, that's a totally quack claim.
- Depressed by the abundance of absurd claims for quack alternative therapies, he had set up the site as a credulity experiment.
- As with most quack cure claims about ‘toxins’, the actual toxins were not named.
- A lifestyle guru is a modern sort of mountebank, selling quack advice instead of false medicines.
- There are food faddists, and quacks in the medical field, and persons who oppose fluoridation of water.
- I've met very conscientious chiropractors in the past, but the field also seems to attract a number of quacks.
- You are drawn to the plight of the bird in the air pump, the sad and frightened girls and the wild eyes of the quack scientist.
- My comments on quack medicine have brought on challenges from some readers.
- They are saying they do not want the project to go ahead, full stop, because it is quack medicine.
- But why wouldn't they believe the claims of the detox quacks?
- It is to help those who have fallen for the lies and deceit of quack medicine and pseudoscience.
- Not all ‘alternative’ medicine advocates, however, are quacks.
- The new rule is to regularise the practice of traditional Indian systems of medicine and to prevent quacks.
- It helps if you can whip the populace into a panic like some snake oil salesman, then sell them the quack cure.
- But similarly, a new-age quack healer would disagree with a brain surgeon.
- We should be looking at changing our lifestyles, not stuffing ourselves full of quack medicine.
2informal, humorous(doctor)matasanos informal humorous
- In India, this could range from private practitioners, to hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics, alternative medical practitioners, quacks and pharmacists.
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