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 animal)hocico masculinemorro masculine
- Their nostrils are located on top of their snouts and closed by valves.
- The head is elongated and ends in a long, narrow snout, with nostrils that can be closed.
- Once the snout contacted an ant larva or pupa, the snake would slide the ventral surface of its snout over the top of the prey until the prey item was positioned at or near the front of the mouth.
- Unlike the common shrew, it has a fat, bulbous head and a short, narrow snout.
- I used to say that all animals with snouts are cute, but I've had to adjust that view in light of seeing the Tasmanian Devil in person.
- Elephant shrews have elongated snouts and large eyes and ears.
- Gino held the mask over the dog's snout and waited.
- They have long snouts, small eyes, large, clawed feet and long nearly naked tails.
- The door creaked open and a furred snout poked out.
- Crocodiles are lighter in color, with longer, narrower snouts.
- Tiny, fragile claws poked through the hole, followed by a slender snout, nostrils flaring.
- She turned and saw the bay nudging his snout through the bars, eager for her strokes.
- There were rodents, bats, elephants and lemurs with pointed snouts and long tails.
- All tapirs have a short, fleshy proboscis formed by the snout and upper lips.
- Beneath the projecting snout there is a small, toothless mouth with thick, sucking lips.
- They have a pointed snout, and the mouth contains teeth.
- They have pointy snouts, bulbous noses and grizzled manes.
- The fish shows other features characteristic of land animals, including ribs, a neck, and nostrils on its snout for breathing air.
- He covered the animal's snout with his mouth and puffed two breaths into her.
- From the tip of the snout to the end of its tail, it was no longer than a foot.
1.2informal (of person)narizota feminine informal
- But we should not be sticking our snout in there.
- After trailing the champions throughout, it seemed that all Cork needed was to get their snouts in front, but after drawing up alongside their opponents as the game swung in to the final five minutes Cork couldn't eke out a lead.
- And the kitchen door opened and May stuck her snout into the room again.
2British slang(tobacco)tabaco masculine
3British slang(informer)soplón masculine informalsoplona feminine informalchivato masculine Spain informalchivata feminine Spain informal
- Apparently, a third of calls to the cheatline relate to household insurance, with snouts telling tales about burglaries that never happened or fires started by ‘accident’.
- Most believe that, as a police snout, he set them up for lengthy jail sentences.
- The opprobrium that once attached to informers, snitches, snouts, shoppers and narks in all walks of life no longer exists.
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