In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disorderly)(person/crowd/behavior) descontrolado(crowd/person/behavior) desenfrenadoriotous assembly — alteración del orden público feminine
- Police emerged, many with nightsticks, many on horseback, and, in order to prevent what they perceived as the beginnings of a riotous attack on City Hall, they began beating those protesters who were attempting to march south.
- Alternatively riotous crowds would try to intimidate local magistrates into fixing acceptable prices, which was seen anyway as nothing less than their duty.
- The riotous crowd around him swept him along through arcane underground tunnels to a vaulted hall.
- Major economical upheaval caused a riotous outcry from the public for a more efficient government and less waste.
- Television covered vitriolic exchanges between politicians, and riotous confrontations on the streets.
- What could cause such a riotous disturbance in the politics of the duchy?
- Instead of ancient Persia, the action here is set in contemporary New York already overrun with riotous violence.
- One of French labor's friends in power, Georges Clemenceau, as described by Friedman, in 1906 sent troops to the Nord and the Pas de Calais to break a coal miner's strike and repress riotous behavior by the strikers.
- Lincoln reviewed recent riotous incidents, beginning with the Vicksburg gamblers, moving to Madison County's purported slave insurrection, and ending with McIntosh's grisly death.
- Under Nicholas I this practice became widespread; arson, crimes by civilians in the company of soldiers, and riotous behaviour by peasants in the presence of military guards were among the cases handled by the army courts.
- For example, not permitting drunken, violent or riotous behaviour is in the 1927 Liquor Act - it has just never been enforced.
2(wild)(occasion/living) desenfrenadowe had a riotous time — nos divertimos de lo lindo informal
- She swore the second night would be much better, that she'd pick some place less wild and riotous.
- On Saturday night, after the match, they tried desperately to be invisible as the riotous celebration party began.
- At press time, the band were hesitant to offer any previews, but if their riotous live shows have been any indication, the faint of heart may want to think about updating their life-insurance policies.
- Don stood in the centre of what had become a riotous assembly, grinning sheepishly, enjoying the pats on the back.
- His London gigs are particularly riotous affairs, I remark, and am rewarded with a proper beaming smile.
- Needless to say, it'll accompany many a party venue this festive season, thanks to its riotous blend of groovy guitars and dance-floor driven energy.
- A riotous round of applause arose from the crowd, congratulating Will.
- As well as the riotous opening night party, artists were especially grateful for the exposure - and new creative partners - the Expo brought them.
- In Shakespeare's day, his plays were considered riotous and bawdy.
3(very amusing)(story) comiquísimo(story) para morirse de risa
- Relax, recline, become recumbent and ready yourself for this week's riotous, relay of rich regale from the odder and more interesting side of the Net.
- What are we to make of the riotous subplots which tend to crowd out the ‘main’ line of action?
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