In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of paper, cloth, leather)pedacito masculinetrocito masculinescraps of fabric — retazos
- she's just a scrap of a kid — es un renacuajo
- she ate every last scrap — se comió hasta el último bocado
- He saw deep tire tracks in the sand, with wood chips and a few scraps of driftwood littering the beach.
- If someone began putting together all the scraps of information about you that are scattered round the net in this form, they'd quickly build a pretty detailed picture of your life.
- Before long, struck flints and small scraps of Neolithic pottery were uncovered and, after a week, the team found its first burial site.
- Like a quilt made from drastically different scraps of fabric, the puzzle they kept trying to piece together stubbornly pulled apart.
- The room fell temporarily silent as the three pieced together all scraps of information.
- They point to a recent survey which found scraps of plastic in the digestive systems of 96% of dead seabirds.
- Random scraps of memories of days gone by kept coming all day.
- Its floor was covered with scraps of fur, wood shavings, twigs, numerous artifacts, and an occasional flagstone.
- He was doing something unheard of: calling the hunters in their territories, looking for scraps of information.
- All of the Security Council resolutions and condemnations would still be issued and still be ignored, scraps of paper amounting to nothing.
- Hand-held scraps of sandpaper are the best option for pressing into elaborate cornicing and mouldings, leaving your hands crying out for Vaseline afterwards.
- I'd picked up these scraps of knowledge in two ways.
- The nearby street was littered with shattered vehicles, pieces of glass, bricks, mangled steel and scraps of clothing.
- Over the course of the conference, numerous participants came up to the table and carefully stapled their scraps of paper to it.
- I learned that Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author, was obsessed with the number 64 and wrote it on scraps of paper wherever he went.
- It is an art to piece together a picture from the millions of scraps of data that are available.
- He always had a treat for me; a piece of lard, scraps of smoked fish or ham served with a bright smile and a pat on the head.
- Women or tailors give Baye Falls scraps of fabric to sew together into colorful patchwork clothing.
- She got up and went to the box where she kept special scraps of paper or clippings.
- To them, and to anyone else considering going to the baths, I offer the following scraps of advice and tidbits of wisdom, which years of experience entitle me to bestow.
1.2(single bit)there's not a scrap of truth in the rumor — no hay ni (una) pizca / ni un ápice de verdad en el rumor
- she hasn't done a scrap of work — no ha movido un dedo
- it doesn't make a scrap of difference what you think — lo que tú pienses no importa en lo más mínimo
- And if that sentence makes a scrap of sense then it's more than it deserves.
- Without a scrap of make-up, the chocolate-box prettiness is still there: the clear turquoise eyes, creamy skin and chiselled bone structure are luminous.
- The only drawback to this eminently plausible case is that there is not a scrap of evidence for it.
- I have a bondsman who is willing to post $1 million bond without a scrap of collateral because he tells me that there is no risk that he would run.
- So you have an ethics officer in a department or corporation, but no one will take a scrap of notice of them.
- The truth is, whatever happens in the Tampa case alone won't make a scrap of difference to whether or not boatpeople come in the future.
- You can add bold text, you can italicize text and you can drop in nicely formatted block quotes without having to know a scrap of HTML.
- No amount of festive tips on the perfect table centrepiece or how to wrap an awkwardly-shaped present will make a scrap of difference.
- If I remember correctly from my antediluvian youth, he's in there right now endlessly combing his hair but it won't make a scrap of difference.
- There isn't a scrap of evidence that race had anything to do with it.
- This is not to disparage the editor and her magazine, it's just that I can't ever see a day when such a read would hold even a scrap of appeal.
- All around was ruin - then bizarrely they found a scrap of comfort.
- Then looking down the rest of this year's list, I realise that - Kanye West aside - there's scarcely a scrap of rap to be found.
- He said: ‘There was not a scrap of salt on the road - it was like a skating rink and really treacherous.’
- It is a pity that he didn't think of that when he accused the IRA, without a scrap of evidence being presented, of carrying out the Northern bank robbery.
- There it is all written up and there's not a scrap of evidence for it.
- Whatever your fee, take the money and run but don't expect your words of wisdom to make a scrap of difference to our council.
- He is a hard worker, a decent bloke, cautious to the core, a mediator, a facilitator and without a scrap of charisma, a boring, grating speaker and bad orator.
- It's a good thing it doesn't rain much here as it was in perfect condition - not a scrap of rust.
2.1(leftover food)sobrassobros Central America
- Bacteria and other organisms break down food scraps buried in a bin maintained at proper temperature and moisture levels.
- Soon the cats began to feed on people's discarded food scraps.
- His perfect amber-colored eyes widened nervously, hopefully, like a frightened animal begging for scraps.
- Never leave any food, even leftover scraps or candy bars, around your tent or campfire.
- After their adventure, the piglets will be relaxing at Divernagh and feasting on pig meal and scraps until they are re-housed.
- They ate ravenously, reducing the meals to a few scraps.
- Instead of premium feed, goats are given food industry scraps, low-quality hay, or an overload of cheap grains.
- The bears had found leftover meat scraps by the beach.
- Rats thrived in towns in the Middle Ages, where food scraps and other waste was usually dumped out of windows and onto the streets.
- I am astounded that we are not able to put compostable waste such as food scraps etc in the green bin.
- All year long I lug a small green compost bucket full of leftover scraps, carrot peels, tea leaves, and dead flowers out to the compost bin behind our shed.
- The secret is to keep the henhouse moving and not to leave uneaten scraps around at the end of the day.
- Remember, baits will only be effective if there is no other accessible food around, for example dirty dishes, food scraps.
- Soft-drink and beer cans, food wrappers and scraps, incense sticks and general debris were evident after these sessions.
- Table scraps and human food can lead to excess weight that is a detriment to your dog's overall health.
- For the raccoons, he left food scraps in a hubcap dish leashed by chain to a tree so the animals wouldn't drag it under the cottage.
- From our experience, the process may take up to two weeks, and adding fresh food scraps to the new bin will encourage the migration.
- Municipal wastes include basic household wastes such as papers, cans, bottles, food scraps, and other debris typically generated by households.
- The preferred dish for festivals, guinea pigs, are often raised in the house and provide a productive use for kitchen scraps and discarded food.
- The skim milk and household food scraps were fed to the pigs.
2.2US (cracklings, leftover food)chicharronescortezas de cerdo Spain
3(reusable waste)is that paper (for) scrap? — ¿ese papel es para borrador?
- we sold our car for scrap — vendimos el coche como chatarra
- scrap iron / metal — chatarra
- he sold the car for its scrap value — vendió el coche como chatarra
1(abandon, cancel)(idea) desechar(idea) descartar(plan) abandonar(regulation) abolir
2(convert to scrap)(ship/machinery/car) desguazar(car/machinery/ship) deshuesar Mexico(car/machinery/ship) desarmar Chile
3(throw away)tirar a la basurabotar Latin America River Plate
1informal(fight)agarrada feminine informalpelea feminineto have a scrap with sb — tener una agarrada con algn informal
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