In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Zoologyrata femininelike a drowned rat — como un pollo mojado informal
- like rats leaving a sinking ship — como alma que lleva el diablo
- to smell a rat — oler(se) algo sospechoso
- I could smell a rat — me olió a gato encerrado
- Luckily we didn't see any dead rats.
- The number of genetic differences between humans and chimps is ten times smaller than that between mice and rats.
- Inside his Manhattan brownstone lurks something even more terrifying than his business associates: a giant sewer rat.
- It turns out that mice and rats and some other rodents have hearing which looks very similar to ours.
- Up until 1987 this kind of experiment had only done in rodents, rats and mice, and in lower organisms.
- Admittedly some of the rodents that possess the ability, such as rats and mice, are almost completely nocturnal.
- Despite the situation, they're not lab rats in a cage; they're fellow human beings.
- We used 18 male adult hooded rats that were maintained under the same conditions as those in Experiment 1.
- Control lung tissue was also obtained from adult male rats.
- Bodies start to smell like dead rats if you leave them in one place too long.
- Cane rats should not be confused with domestic rodents such as rats and mice which can be disease-carrying vermin.
- One rat's nest can turn into a colony of 50 rats in six months.
- Wistar albino rats were divided into five groups.
- Adult male albino rats were housed in the controlled temperature and photoperiod.
- What's the difference between a water vole and a rat?
- He notes that wild cats may have been drawn to settlements where grain stores attracted rats and mice.
- Most people are familiar with mice, rats, hamsters, and guinea pigs, which are commonly kept as pets.
- Pigeons cooed from the rooftops of buildings, and rats scurried along the floor.
- One resident said she has seen rats scurrying out to snatch discarded pieces of bread in broad daylight.
- In one study, researchers exposed laboratory rats to a toxin that is known to cause Parkinson's disease.
- Here was the building that housed the penthouse where Nick had lived, and where she'd met his street rat friend that actually caught her heart for a time.
- He was so unworthy, a lowly thief, a rat, unfit to breathe Her Majesty's air.
- She's doing it all for her own self pleasure, that rat!
- Even Thatcher herself wouldn't have dreamed that the king rat builders would so effectively take over an entire country's development with no real opposition.
- He, who's a braggart and a drunk and a rat and a scoundrel, at his death bed, says, I find Christ.
- How can you make a philandering love cheat, who works his way through a family of sisters, anything but a rogue and a rat?
- We went back to the set and I watched the Falcon escape from bondage and alert the cops to where the crime boss and his rats were hiding out.
- Most especially, every jerk bureaucrat and greedy welfare rat (particularly the rich ones) with a hand in the public till gets to vote.
- If you're out there you rat, I finally caught on and I want my money back.
- You know every rat, snitch and scoundrel on this island, and between them they know everything shady that transpires.
- The good news is that his adviser, that rat Fred Tough, has had to go with him.
- ‘For your information this little rat insulted me’ Debbie huffed sticking her chin up snobbishly.
- Pretty soon, the hooligans, graffiti artists, drug addicts, pushers - and rats - take over.
- He then recognised the ship approaching them ‘I should've known that rat would be here.’
- Congratulations to Bob, you rat, despite not, building in A01 and NMRing three times.
- I spat at him, ‘I hope your wife finds out what a cheating, lying rat you really are and you get all that you deserve!’
2informal(person)rata de alcantarilla feminine informalmasculine canalla informal
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