In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of fish)cardumen masculinebanco masculine
- There are fish everywhere - mixed shoals of snappers, fusiliers and grunts flowing in and out of the wreck.
- An enormous shoal of mackerel were swimming overhead.
- Apparently this wreck sometimes has huge shoals of juvenile fish on it, but not today.
- Over Easter this year an enormous shoal of grey mullet was swirling round for at least a week.
- Above the wheelhouse, a big shoal of barracuda has appeared while we are below.
- All the same we took about thirty fish from the shoal before they became too cross with us to feed on.
- Expect beautiful visibility and a spiralling shoal of barracuda.
- Huge dense shoals of fish cover the forward quarter of the wreck.
- Large shoals of pollack can quickly deplete the food supply on one wreck then move en masse to another.
- Sometimes you'll find shoals of roach and perch in streams running out into the bays.
- Still, at the end of the dive a small shoal of mackerel did swim past.
- The water below had turned from blue to dark brown as the shoal of sardines passed beneath us.
- The fishermen were after pike, and the pike will be after the shoals of roach.
- Match catches also reveal some big shoals of bream all along the river, but particularly in the lower reaches.
- Local anglers are having a ball as shoals of mackerel still abound in the bay.
- Diving both areas is fairly easy and enjoyable, and always features huge shoals of fish.
- Large shoals of pollack are often found gathered at the seaward end of the bay.
- A large shoal of pollack can often be seen swimming above the engine.
- Last year they found some big shoals of bream below Kings Lawn and really hammered them out.
- Small shoals of barracuda were regular inhabitants of this site, but these too failed to appear.
2(large number)montón masculine informal
- Before the current intifada began in 2000, shoals of tourists made it difficult to move in these lanes.
- The popular take-away and restaurant in Chippenham has been short-listed for the area title of the contest, after shoals of nominations from its customers.
- In the end I found a whole shoal of them in the sports section.
1(sandbank)bajío masculinebanco de arena masculine
- It also addresses the fact that in many of these areas boaters travel near the middle because shoals, stumps, rocks and other hazards often exist near the sides of the channel.
- For example, your DGPS can conceivably place you within 30 feet of a shoal, but the chart image loaded in the plotter could be one in which that area has not been resurveyed for decades.
- Although the Clyde was broad, until the early 19th century shoals prevented sea-going ships from sailing higher than Port Glasgow some twenty miles downstream.
- They've navigated their way through narrow channels and around dangerous shoals using the same buoys and other navigational aids.
- He spent ten years working in the coal trade of the east coast of England - with its shoreline of treacherous, shifting shoals, uncharted shallows, and difficult harbours.
- The sand forming these two shoals would ordinarily have been deposited on the East Beach during its eastward drift.
- These offer information about shifting shoals, sandbars and such that can be critical for boaters and productive for fishers.
- They blamed an uncharted shoal that the vessel must have hit several hours before as the cause of the flooding.
- With its shoals and proximity to nearby shipping lanes, the Tortugas are a natural ship trap.
- Oregon's lighthouses were all but inaccessible when they were built in the 19th century, near shoals and sandbars, treacherous offshore rocks and reefs.
- Of course, an unintended consequence of these jetties was that they created offshore shoals and sandbars that tended to magnify the waves here.
- In 1865, the Committee on Roads and Jetties raised funds for the filling and leveling of the shoal near the waterways junction.
- Where are the navigational hazards such as shoals?
- She remembered driving the Ocean Gypsy onto the shoals.
- However, some of the elementary cycles may have been influenced by intrinsic processes such as local shifting of sand shoals due to wave reworking.
- The seabed images were used by the Navy in deciding which areas of shoals and reef needed careful investigations using the ship's echosounder.
- He knows polls and districts and congressional races the way a sea-fisherman knows tides and currents and shoals.
- It's warm, the spring tide is rising, we're going over a shoal.
- Carbonate particles removed from the ‘factory’ zone fed the onshore shoals and beach deposits.
- The chatter sounds are generally heard in and around sandy bottom areas such as shoals and beaches.
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