In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1oveja feminineto follow sb like sheep — seguir a algn como borregos
- one may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb — de perdidos, al río
- to count sheep — contar ovejas / corderitos
- to make sheep's eyes at sb — hacerle ojitos / caídas de ojos a algn
- to separate the sheep from the goats — separar el grano de la paja
- before noun sheep farm — granja ovina / de ganado ovino
- sheep farmer — ganadero ovino
- [with modifier] sheep farming — cría de ganado ovino / lanar
- Because he would not abandon the flock for a lost sheep after the others had bedded down for the night, he turned back, searched the thickets and gullies.
- The sequence follows a journey undertaken by a flock of sheep, which follows one of their number out of their field, as they tend to do.
- The male sheep rammed several vehicles, leaving a trail of damage in his wake, before turning his annoyance on one of the dealership's staff.
- To one side was a rolling expanse of pasture land, clustered with flocks of sheep so thick that hundreds must graze there.
- But the global technology recession is culling the ranks of that talent as swiftly as the men in white coats dispose of sheep and cattle on foot-and-mouth infected farms.
- My hat was raccoon, my coat was made from the skins of a flock of sheep, and I had knee-high reindeer boots.
- Finds of animal bones reveal that the ox and the cow were domesticated as were sheep and goats (kept for meat and wool).
- In the summer, the wild mammals are joined by flocks of domestic sheep and goats left to graze in the meadows.
- Today, Merino wool is taken from sheep and lambs in Australia and New Zealand as well.
- In the years leading up to the crash, the cod had been evolving much like the sheep on Ram Mountain.
- In the case of meat sheep versus wool sheep, wool is usually around $10 a kilo, and meat $2 a kilo.
- Pastoralists sold sheep and cattle for meat and leather to the goldfields, and used the profits to buy freehold land and build fences and homesteads.
- And so the sheep wanders from the flock and follows its own course.
- They consider the desolate border area part of their territory and follow their goats, sheep and cattle there to graze.
- Regardless of the time frame it is generally accepted that the domestication of cattle followed sheep, goats, and pigs.
- Since 15 to 25 percent of male sheep in U.S. flocks don't mate, ranchers want to find a way to identify good breeding rams.
- Driven to desperation by lack of water for his men and small flocks of sheep and cattle, Eyre had followed Aboriginal tracks to the foot of the sand dunes, where he noticed damp patches.
- A dog is still a dog with a docked tail, but would a sheep be a sheep without wool?
- They used every part of the sheep, eating the meat and weaving the wool into clothing and blankets, Kady said.
- Chickens and turkeys were kept both for their eggs and meat just as sheep provided wool and meat.
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