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(organ)masculine aguijónfeminine lanceta Andes Mexicomasculine aguijónfeminine uñamasculine pelo urticantemasculine pelo urentea sting in the tail
- their offer had a sting in the tail — su oferta tenía un gran pero
- all her stories have a sting in the tail — todos sus cuentos tienen un desenlace inesperado
- They do have a sting in their tail - one venomous spike - but this is only used when under attack.
- A new cream, which prevents the jellyfish from firing their stings when touched, recently became available - just in time for the seasonal invasion of millions of small, purple jellyfish.
- Householders are being tormented by the buzzing wasps and businesses like restaurants and pubs are being plagued by the insects with a sting in their tail.
- The poor fellow has neither the tusks of the elephant, nor the claws of the lion, nor even the horns or pointed teeth or stings and poison glands.
- It had a man's face with 3 rows of extremely sharp teeth in each jaw, a lion's body and a long tail with a sting like a scorpion's.
- So they add defences - thistles have prickles and tough leaves, nettles have stings, other plants have toxins.
- She found the poison sting still in his body and from the odour, she knew that he had come to the child in the form of a scorpion.
- They made clay containers filled with little flying insects that had poisonous stings, which were then fired off.
- I began to bleed at impact and quickly drew my finger away from the sting of the sharp plant.
- Police set up a sting operation to catch the man distributing the crystalline drug, known as Ice.
- They were arrested by FBI agents in an undercover sting known as Operation Smoking Dragon.
- A Canadian man has been arrested for advanced fee fraud following a sting operation instigated by a Connecticut woman fed up with receiving scam emails.
- Criminal investigation officers planned a sting operation to catch the young miscreants following numerous complaints.
- His scam ran for three years, ending in September 2001, after a sting conducted by undercover police.
- The nine-month undercover sting saw two police officers infiltrate drug users and dealers in the town and buy heroin and crack cocaine from them.
- Their operation had been successful for 8 months before police moved in to arrest them in a sting operation.
- Officers planned a sting operation and handed a marked 500 baht note to pay off one of the men.
- The 12 men were arrested on Wednesday in a sting operation as police and army officials sought to crack down on illegal quarrying.
- Earlier this week 11 ticket vendors were detained by Pattaya police in a sting operation.
- But they demanded an immediate stop to controversial sting operations where undercover police pose as customers.
- The anti-drugs campaign committee will be managing the proceeds and will use some of the money for sting operations to help police break up drug rings.
- This basically provides an exemption so that the police can conduct sting operations for alcohol, as they do for tobacco.
- The JTTFs are now proving good vehicles for operational coordination in raids, undercover stings, and intensive surveillance.
- He rolls along nicely in this manner until the police mount a sting operation and arrest him.
- He launched a secret operation, codenamed Satiety, which was one of the most carefully executed stings in Scotland Yard's history.
- Swindon's Operation Delta burglary squad has been working closely with the Metropolitan Police on an undercover sting operation.
- It was the FBI doing a sting on a State Police officer.
- When a £3m deal was struck, the buyer turned out to be an undercover police officer and gang members were arrested in a sting operation at Antwerp airport.
- Trading Standards officers and police will run sting operations to trap traders selling powerful, illegal fireworks or selling to children.
1.3(mark, wound)picadura feminine
- On the afternoon of his death, a bronchial spasm caused by the wasp stings had caused him breathing difficulties, which had left his lungs hyper-inflated.
- Some stings inflict only blisters, but others are strong enough to kill a human.
- Most scorpion stings are merely painful, leading to swelling in the immediate region of the sting, but some scorpions of northern Africa and the American southwest can be deadly.
- Wasp stings can range from a painful bite to very severe cases where death can result.
- Treatment of jellyfish stings in the United States and the Caribbean is concerned mostly with limiting pain and neurologic symptoms.
- Their painful stings can ultimately lead to death for some people and newborn livestock.
- Two wasp stings nearly cost a Heybridge woman her life as a sharp increase of call-outs to deal with the striped pests was reported in mid-Essex.
- Dilute vinegar is good first aid for box jellyfish and Portuguese man-of-war stings.
- Jellyfish stings are common and may be treated with heat application.
- A centipede bite is comparable to a wasp sting in its severity.
- Wasp stings are regarded as passing inconveniences.
- Last year, several bathers suffered severe and painful stings while swimming among the jellyfish in the Mersey estuary.
- Despite suffering from sunburn, jellyfish stings and lack of sleep, we all survived and are no worse for wear.
- In the UK, most bites and stings are painful but harmless and only affect the area around the sting.
- The sting is usually painful, and there can be serious symptoms, such as stomach pain, difficulty breathing, muscle paralysis and fits.
- What the books often don't tell you is that there are another set of spikes on the side of the gill plates, which can also inflict a painful sting.
- Although scorpion stings can be devastatingly painful, they are not usually lethal to humans.
- ‘We know that 99 per cent are going to be wasp stings and grazed knees but we are equipped to deal with situations from collapses to heart attacks,’ he explained.
- It is believed the wasp stings triggered an asthmatic response in his airways, which was coupled with an allergic reaction.
- She says that for centuries, plantain has been used to provide immediate relief from mosquito bites, hornet stings and the painful itching of poison ivy or poison oak.
2.1(pain)escozor masculineardor masculine Southern Conethe sting of remorse/conscience — el gusanillo de la consciencia
- In the old days a method of easing the sting of sunburn was to make a potato poultice which would give rapid relief.
- The only sensation is the sting of the wind, cold and laced with salt.
- Some of it hit my radio man, and I tried to go out and bring him back, and that's when I felt a sharp sting in my shoulder.
- I felt the sting of tears behind my eyes but found no where else to hide.
- It pooled in his throat and in rivulets across his flat stomach, trickling into the wound with the raw sting of salt.
- As one whizzed just past my face, I felt a sharp sting of pain on my right cheek.
- Before any of the women could speak, Gale felt the sting of something sharp, and willed herself not to look at the doctor's work.
- He'd been whacked around a lot as a kid, he says, so any punishment absent the sting of physical pain didn't feel like punishment.
- Before he could react, a black shadow had descended upon him, causing a sharp sting of pain to run through his right arm.
- A shot fired from less than 5 metres can hurt, like a sharp sting, and on occasion even leave a small bruise, but this all adds to the reality.
- The married mother-of-five had been about to go into a haberdashery shop in Burgess Road when she felt a sharp sting on the back of her left leg.
- With the sting of the gas still in his eyes he had headed off with hundreds of other youths to join the growing crowds in Namak Mandi - the salt bazaar - in the centre of the city.
- Suddenly there was a great hollowness in her chest and she fought the sharp sting of new tears.
- Here he removes the sting of onions and brightens them up by marinating them in lemon juice.
- He used the dampened cotton to dab at her wounds; giving a slight sting each time it touched her skin for how long he held it there.
- The cuff sent me sprawling to the floor with a painful sting in my cheek, and a hurt feeling in the pit of my stomach.
- For the first time in almost three years I felt the sting of tears in the corners of my eyelids.
- He crushed the tracking device in his hand, ignoring the sting of sharp metal on his palm.
- The sting from his hand touching it really hurt so I turned around to see what he was doing.
- I swung into the tree and immediately felt a sharp sting of pain surge through my arm.
2.2(hurtfulness)there was a sting in her words — sus palabras fueron hirientes
3USslang(confidence game)timo masculine informalgolpe masculine informal
2(cause pain)hacer escocerhacer arder Southern Cone
3(mentally, emotionally)(criticism/reproach) herir profundamente
4(goad, incite)to sting sb into sth — incitar a algn a + inf
- this stung him into retaliation — esto lo incitó a vengarse
- she was stung into defending herself — la provocaron y se defendió
5slang(cheat, overcharge)I was stung for $65 — me clavaron 65 dólares informal
2(hurt physically)(ointment/iodine) hacer escocer(ointment/iodine) hacer arder Southern Cone(cut) escocer(cut) arder Southern Cone(air) cortar(rain) azotarher eyes were stinging — le escocían / le ardían los ojos
3(mentally, emotionally)(criticism/reproach) herir (profundamente)
4stinging pres p(sarcasm/criticism/rebuke) punzante(sarcasm/criticism/rebuke) hirientestinging pain — ardor masculine Southern Cone
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