In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Suzy Davis of Arizona recommends Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) to rid your plants of slugs.
- Centipedes also eat slugs and smaller insect pests.
- More conventionally, a sharp barrier such as gravel or crushed seashells or eggshells sprinkled around plants will stop slugs and snails in their tracks.
- Brains of limpets and abalones are much simpler than brains of garden snails and slugs in histological differentiation.
- Fieldfares find their food (including slugs, insects and earthworms) on the ground often locating it more by sound then sight.
- The only major pests of hostas are slugs, which thrive in the moist, cool, shady areas that hostas love.
- Since some plants are more susceptible to slug injury, check around those particular plants to detect slugs.
- The legislation met some initial controversy after it was reported that the new law would extend protections to snails and slugs.
- Look for pests such as caterpillars, flys, mites, termites and slugs are garden pests that might like to make a meal of your geraniums.
- As gardeners already know, all other slugs and snails (or gastropod mollusks, to the experts) sport a soft and slimy foot.
- Molluscicides destroy snails and slugs, which can be pests of agriculture or, in waterbodies, the vector of human diseases such as schistosomiasis.
- They also eat slugs, snails, earthworms, and small fish.
- Firefly larvae live underground or beneath leaf litter, feeding on earthworms, snails, slugs, and soft-bodied insect larvae.
- The omnivorous diet of these insects is known to include garden pests such as slugs, snails and cutworms, so they can be regarded as beneficial allies.
- Slugs and snails are mainly nocturnal, and the sun's heat can be fatal to slugs and to all mollusc eggs, so cultivate the soil thoroughly to bring them to the surface.
- One or two pairs of tentacles are found on the head, depending on whether the snail or slug is terrestrial (two pairs) or aquatic (one).
- A claim of moral equality on behalf of animals is surely not plausible if one means literally all animals, including centipedes, slugs, and amoebas.
- Twenty slugs were filmed while receiving 10 swim-eliciting tail stimuli at a 2 min inter-trial interval.
- Diatomaceous earth, shredded bark, eggshells, and wood ash have been used as barriers to prevent slugs from feeding on plants.
- Watch for slugs and other pests on plants, in pots, under trays, in corners and beneath benches.
2.1(bullet)bala feminineposta feminine
- The 12-gauge.50-caliber slug weighs in at 385 grains and is nestled in a sabot.
- As he shuffled to the side, another slug tore a huge hole in the wall where he had been a heartbeat before, throwing wood pieces in his face.
- His second .45 slug missed harmlessly, but it didn't matter, because the first had found the gunman's thorax and dropped him cold.
- Speaking of feminism, I am no feminist but I do like and respect women so I would have a strong urge to put a .50 calibre slug through the guy in this picture.
- One shot I missed clear, probably because my abilities were off, but one slug removed his left ear and a clump of his hair, yet the third bullet struck his right shoulder and caused him drop back to the floor.
- There's also a cantilever, rifled slug barrel available at modest cost.
- In any case, a diminutive .410 bore, 1/2 oz rifled slug zinging out at 1,830 fps is a respectable load.
- The.22 caliber slug had ricocheted off the top of his cranium, knocking him cold as effectively as a hammer.
- He had been instantly neutralized, and killed almost as quickly, by a massive 12 gauge rifled slug wound that had destroyed his heart.
- A man with a small revolver was trying to sneak up on them, and Niane kindly ended his existence with a well-placed .45 slug in his forehead.
- A former mental patient went after him with a cleaver, and Shea dropped him with a single .38 slug to the belly.
- The 1 oz, .72 caliber shotgun slug had torn through the center of his chest, killing him outright.
- Three slugs ripped through the space Karl had just vacated.
- In addition the heavy bullet has a lot of sectional density and should penetrate deeply compared to a standard 30 or 40-grain slug.
2.2US (for slot machine)ficha feminine
- Secrets and truths emerge, which cause emotional bruising, but nothing a slug of Scotch can't cure.
- By this time, Santiago had poured a hefty slug of rum into a cup and handed it to Jesse.
- I tasted it once and had to take a slug of sour mash to get the sweet out of mouth.
- We came home, ran the bath, sat in it, drank a slug of whisky each and climbed in to bed, exhausted by thinking.
- If he offered you a slug from the bottle he either liked you, was testing you, or didn't want to drink alone.
- Makes around 4 litres of cordial (which you can kick up a notch with a splash of soda water and a slug of your favourite gin).
- Hearty Aussie reds like the latter go happily in a sangria-style mix - slip a couple of orange slices into each glass and add a whoosh of soda water, a clunk of ice-cubes and a slug of brandy if it's raining.
- The cherries were for the family; a slug of what Hoard called ‘Christmas cheer’ was for my father.
- Put all the fruit in a saucepan on a gentle heat and add a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar and a slug of something pleasantly alcoholic such as brandy, whisky or even sherry.
- When they say ‘spiritual micro-breaks’, they don't mean a slug of vodka in the server room, either.
- The last straw comes when three old Russian ladies snub my invitation to join our flotilla, dog-paddling away as if no one had ever offered them a slug of beer through a ten-foot hose.
- Do you know how long it's been since I had a slug of whiskey?
- Joe took a slug of his beer to half empty the can and, there!
- To drink, we have all the good cold water you want, and a slug of red wine.
- ‘It's so hot in here,’ he complained, walking back from the toilet, wiping his mouth with the back of his hand and reaching for a slug of ‘black and tan’.
- He quickly takes a slug of beer and stares up at the trophies.
- Good thing he hadn't just taken a slug at his drink or I'm sure it would have come out of his nose.
- After delicately dipping a last onion ring in mayonnaise, he moistens his throat with a slug of brandy, and starts to talk.
- He takes another slug of vodka, poured for him by one of the younger members of the company.
- Place the first six ingredients in a food processor and whizz until smooth then splash in a slug of Kirsch.
transitive verbslugged, slugging
1pegarle un tortazo a informaldarle un mamporro a informalto slug it out — agarrarse a tortazos informal
- Sierra also led all qualifiers with a 1.067 slugging percentage last week, and he posted a .500 on-base percentage.
- It's easy for many to cheer when a developer is slugged for higher taxes.
- Neverthelesss, they both proved themselves solid winners, even if Ramirez benefited from the powerful Atlanta Braves attack, and Robertson got a big lift Houston's slugging lineup.
- But he worked on his swing in the off season and finished fifth in the winter league with a .531 slugging percentage.
- Workers, of course, even the lowly paid, will be slugged with an extra $6.20 to fill a prescription.
- And it continued on - from 1998 through 2002 Sammy hit 292 homers while batting .306 with a .649 slugging percentage.
- He is closing on a record with his .610 on-base percentage - 28 points higher than the mark he set in 2002-and has an .827 slugging percentage.
- Numbers break down into columns of infinite refinement: total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, and on and on.
- The man gave Mr. Love one huge slug in the face just as Tommy and Joe, the security guards, hurried up the stairs, Tommy huffing frantically.
- Geraldton ratepayers will be slugged an 8.5 percent rate increase this year.
- No way he finishes seventh in slugging this year.
- After perhaps five minutes, Joel slugged Benji in the face, knocking him down.
- He led the team last season with 11 pinch hits and made 55 starts, finishing with a .429 slugging percentage.
- Participants can be fined or gaoled, employers who choose to pay them can be fined, and unions found to have organised the actions can be slugged up to $110,000.
- Now, it's probably a bad idea most of the time for guards to slug inmates - although I can think of lots of exceptions - but it isn't cruel and unusual punishment.
- Most drivers are probably unaware of the fact that all imported cars are slugged a 15 per cent tariff to protect the local car manufacturing industry.
- You've got to realise that when you do buy a good on credit, you'll be slugged with an interest charge.
- Then when I asked - when I walked across the street, the next thing I know is somebody slugged me.
- Cesar managed to wriggle a hand free and slugged Glenn in the side of the face, knocking him to the ground.
- Bangalore suffers as Singh and Gowda slug it out
- There they gather short, or editor-shortened, letters in which correspondents with opposing views slug away at each other on a topic selected by the editor.
- Locals who have called Balmain home for more than 50 years are being forced to sell or subdivide their homes after being slugged with land tax bills of up to $16,000 a year.
- As a 19-year-old, he knocked 23 balls over the fence to get a .513 slugging percentage in A-ball.
- Today slugging percentage has replaced batting average, and Tejada's slugging percentage was less than five-sixths that of Rodriguez.
- After reaching over and playfully slugging Sandy's arm, Carla remarked ‘I know it's part of your personality, but sometimes I get tired of your teasing.’
- Now they're going to be slugged by this brand new tax when they actually come to sell the property.
- Provoked into a confrontation, Laramie slugs the photographer in front of a watchful eye and is ultimately sentenced to undergo anger management therapy.
- Brettingen, who hit .478 with 44 RBI and a .739 slugging percentage in 2002, is picking up right where he left off, hitting .438 in the young season.
- It wasn't a ladylike slap, it was an all-out, full-fisted slug to the jaw that could have broken his nose if she had been aiming for it.
- Drink companies say they're being unfairly slugged with the cost of a refund in South Australia - an unfair tax.
1(blow)tortazo masculine informal
- Adam frowned and gave him a hard slug in the shoulder.
- The final slug landed between Furchtner's eyes, and he tumbled out the window.
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