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 masculine
- she's just a scrap of a kid — es un renacuajo
- she ate every last scrap — se comió hasta el último bocado
- I learned that Nathaniel Hawthorne, the author, was obsessed with the number 64 and wrote it on scraps of paper wherever he went.
- All of the Security Council resolutions and condemnations would still be issued and still be ignored, scraps of paper amounting to nothing.
- 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.
- She got up and went to the box where she kept special scraps of paper or clippings.
- He was doing something unheard of: calling the hunters in their territories, looking for scraps of information.
- 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.
- Like a quilt made from drastically different scraps of fabric, the puzzle they kept trying to piece together stubbornly pulled apart.
- 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.
- They point to a recent survey which found scraps of plastic in the digestive systems of 96% of dead seabirds.
- The room fell temporarily silent as the three pieced together all scraps of information.
- Before long, struck flints and small scraps of Neolithic pottery were uncovered and, after a week, the team found its first burial site.
- I'd picked up these scraps of knowledge in two ways.
- Over the course of the conference, numerous participants came up to the table and carefully stapled their scraps of paper to it.
- He saw deep tire tracks in the sand, with wood chips and a few scraps of driftwood littering the beach.
- Hand-held scraps of sandpaper are the best option for pressing into elaborate cornicing and mouldings, leaving your hands crying out for Vaseline afterwards.
- It is an art to piece together a picture from the millions of scraps of data that are available.
- Random scraps of memories of days gone by kept coming all day.
- The nearby street was littered with shattered vehicles, pieces of glass, bricks, mangled steel and scraps of clothing.
- Women or tailors give Baye Falls scraps of fabric to sew together into colorful patchwork clothing.
- Its floor was covered with scraps of fur, wood shavings, twigs, numerous artifacts, and an occasional flagstone.
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 dado golpe
- it doesn't make a scrap of difference what you think — lo que tú pienses no importa en lo más mínimo
- It's a good thing it doesn't rain much here as it was in perfect condition - not a scrap of rust.
- 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.
- He said: ‘There was not a scrap of salt on the road - it was like a skating rink and really treacherous.’
- 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.
- The only drawback to this eminently plausible case is that there is not a scrap of evidence for it.
- So you have an ethics officer in a department or corporation, but no one will take a scrap of notice of them.
- 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.
- There it is all written up and there's not a scrap of evidence for it.
- And if that sentence makes a scrap of sense then it's more than it deserves.
- All around was ruin - then bizarrely they found a scrap of comfort.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- There isn't a scrap of evidence that race had anything to do with it.
- No amount of festive tips on the perfect table centrepiece or how to wrap an awkwardly-shaped present will make a scrap of difference.
- 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.
2.1(leftover food)sobras femininesobros masculine Central America
- 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.
- Soon the cats began to feed on people's discarded food scraps.
- Soft-drink and beer cans, food wrappers and scraps, incense sticks and general debris were evident after these sessions.
- The bears had found leftover meat scraps by the beach.
- Municipal wastes include basic household wastes such as papers, cans, bottles, food scraps, and other debris typically generated by households.
- Bacteria and other organisms break down food scraps buried in a bin maintained at proper temperature and moisture levels.
- 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.
- 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.
- His perfect amber-colored eyes widened nervously, hopefully, like a frightened animal begging for scraps.
- From our experience, the process may take up to two weeks, and adding fresh food scraps to the new bin will encourage the migration.
- Rats thrived in towns in the Middle Ages, where food scraps and other waste was usually dumped out of windows and onto the streets.
- 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.
- 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.
- Table scraps and human food can lead to excess weight that is a detriment to your dog's overall health.
- Instead of premium feed, goats are given food industry scraps, low-quality hay, or an overload of cheap grains.
- I am astounded that we are not able to put compostable waste such as food scraps etc in the green bin.
- Never leave any food, even leftover scraps or candy bars, around your tent or campfire.
2.2US (cracklings)chicharrones masculinecortezas de cerdo feminine 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
transitive verbscrapped, scrapping
1(abandon, cancel)(idea) desechar(idea) descartar(plan) abandonar(regulation) abolir
- New Delhi should have also announced that all cases relating to POTA would lapse once the law is scrapped.
- Council leaders have denied they are downgrading the fight against crime by scrapping a dedicated community safety portfolio.
- In Sheffield, where the limits on cabs were scrapped in 1998, the number of taxis rose from 300 to 457 in 2003.
- The police force is to scrap a controversial policy which prevented officers from pursuing criminals in dangerous high-speed car chases.
- Both men pledged that scrapping London's £5 traffic congestion charge, which comes into force today, would be a priority for whoever was picked.
- Plans to scrap laws which allow parents and patients to sue for billions of pounds worth of compensation were being unveiled by the Tories today.
- The Local Government Bill published yesterday also scraps the plans to directly elect mayors of county and city councils.
- Pupils of a Richmond secondary school are protesting after a streaming policy was scrapped by their new headteacher.
- The plan was scrapped in 2001 after planning wrangles.
- Taking into account the new reality, it is considering scrapping its policy that says the country should be able to fight two major wars simultaneously.
- ‘They scrapped their plans last week,’ said a senior industry source.
- Passengers who were expecting to fly buzz routes in April will have to abandon their plans as its new owner Ryanair plans to scrap the schedule.
- The new man in Bute House has already purged his Cabinet and now he's scrapping his predecessor's policy agenda.
- Should restrictions on the number of cabs be scrapped?
- He said the company had scrapped plans to apply for extended licensing hours and a public entertainment licence.
- It has scrapped plans for speed bumps in Waldegrave Road and is proposing instead an enforced 20 mph zone.
- The Council, which owns the car park over the road used by many customers, has now scrapped the refund policy.
- Of course, scrapping the need-blind policy is not the sole option.
- Cumbrian gamekeepers and stalkers have embraced Government plans to scrap archaic laws stopping the sale of game all year round.
- Thankfully, these plans were quickly scrapped.
- Tariffs on cars will be reduced and in some cases scrapped, while dairy producers are hoping to increase their share of exports significantly in the short-term.
- Campaigning by the RMT rail union has forced the government to drop plans to scrap tube safety regulations.
- The MTA is already scrapping plans to buy new subway cars and buses, and will put several major station-upgrade projects on hold.
2(convert to scrap)(car/ship/machinery) desguazar(ship/machinery/car) deshuesar Mexico(ship/machinery/car) desarmar Chile
- While the country needs international help to scrap its nuclear submarines, a newly minted Russian billionaire can pay a huge sum for an English soccer team.
- The one-dimensional approach of the Commission's proposals in terms of retraining fishermen and scrapping vessels will destroy fishing communities.
- New and safer taxis will also be introduced, as unsafe vehicles are scrapped.
- My daughter's laptop screen has gone dim and she has been told to scrap the machine because it is old.
- Under the ‘last owner pays’ scheme, car owners will have to pay between £50 and £100 to scrap their vehicles.
- Eventually, this will damage the engine: but if you're going to scrap the car within a year or two, does that matter?
- Already skippers are applying in droves to scrap their boats for cash, and 15 per cent of the fleet in Grimsby has been successful in applying for decommissioning.
- Fishermen who want to trade up and buy a bigger boat usually scrap their existing vessel and buy extra tonnage from the market.
- Most of the machines were scrapped but some did survive to enjoy the benefits of the Warbird movement.
- A year earlier a start had been made on dismantling the batteries, and seventeen electric cabs were scrapped.
- It seems there is no end to boats being scrapped, with yet another vessel being taken out of the Kilkeel fleet.
- At the beginning of the year 2000 UK oil giants seemed poised to scrap the boats and replace them with helicopters.
- We would appeal to people not to scrap these cars.
- The pay and display machines were scrapped following the opening of a new car park further away on the south side of the abbey.
- Changes that will see 28,000 fishermen lose their jobs and 8,600 vessels being scrapped have been unveiled by the European Commission.
- Before the van was scrapped, the engineer-in-training removed some components.
- That envisaged more than 2,000 stations, thousands of passenger services and a third of a million freight wagons being scrapped.
- Owners then have seven days to pay before their car is scrapped.
- I have found after discussions with the dealer that a lot of these old machines are scrapped and thrown out as a profit can no longer be made from them.
- They might be able to make repairs and renovations, or they might be able to scrap this ship and get a different model.
3(throw away)tirar a la basurabotar River Plate Latin America
1(fight)agarrada feminine informalpelea feminineto have a scrap with sb — tener una agarrada con algn informal
intransitive verbscrapped, scrapping
- As he has grown, we have argued and scrapped like siblings.
- The Liberal Democrats, who claim growing support for their ‘fairer’ local income tax alternative, were delighted to see their rivals scrapping.
- There are two girls scrapping over something trivial.
- In fact, the colony of 3,000 seals is pupping now: weaning their fluffy young, scrapping with their sisters and chasing off marauding bulls keen to get them pregnant again.
- ‘That's mine,’ they bark furiously, scrapping over a dusty elastic band discovered on the pavement.
- What's amazing about this story is that the crowd stood and watched the police scrapping with the offender.
- Why is it that every time the phone rings my dogs start scrapping and making a racket so I can't hear what is being said?
- She does not just fight, she scraps, battles and will not lie down.
- Maybe it was because Nicole and Adam were scrapping all the time - the engagement's off.
- His daughter and his ex scrapped in front of the crowd leading granny to faint at the service.
- He's not the kind of person who scraps with other people.
- ‘They're always scrapping,’ said his mum Susan.
- It turns out that it was BNP officials he was scrapping with.
- One newspaper cartoon had Scottish ballet audiences scrapping in the aisles.
- At 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds, the giant enjoys giving his team momentum boosts by scrapping with defenders.
- He keeps scrapping with his bookies' goons and tries to get a loan, but nothing's working out.
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