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 candle, pencil) cabo masculine(of cigarette) colilla feminine(of cigarette) pucho masculine Latin America informal
- Her thoughts stopped abruptly when someone poked her in the back of her shoulder with the stub of a pencil eraser.
- The coffee table was still littered with books and stubs of candles burnt right down to the core.
- I filled out the application sheet with a pencil stub - an émigré from a miniature golf course.
- When Amiry was writing her script, her husband hoarded her pencil stubs, revealing his secret stash in Medium of Love.
- Or are they expecting to find a signature or a footprint or a cigarette stub?
- Firefighters said the man had emptied his cigarette stubs into a bin without checking if they were alight or not.
- She flicked the cigarette stub into the night.
- He rose, and found the stub of a slender blue dinner candle about four inches long.
- Working by candlelight with the stub of his last pencil, he finally achieved the transformation of a humble o into the majestic 0.
- Finally he pulled out the piece of paper and stub of a pencil.
- Then she took out a piece of paper and a stub of a pencil.
- He removed a stub of a pencil and stick of gum from his pants pocket.
- Tommy flicked the stub overboard and raised a brow.
- She hates the millions of cigarette stubs in the sand, but says the water's ‘just lovely’.
- Are there any others out there who find comfort in the stub of pencil on a string and other mildly eccentric aspects of elections past?
- At the village hall a new cigarette stub receptacle was smashed and rubbish bins destroyed.
- The whole class stopped, their eyes on me, and the teacher turned away from the board and pointed a short stub of blackboard chalk at me.
- ‘Not everyone carrying a pencil stub and a piece of paper is a journalist.’
- The stub of cigar jutting from his mouth glowed like a malevolent LED.
- To assemble it, you put the pencil stub into the hole of the spool and stuck the pin straight up in the middle of the eraser.
2(of ticket) contraseña feminine(of ticket) resguardo masculine Spain(of receipt) resguardo masculine(of receipt) talón masculine(of check) talón masculine Latin America(of check) matriz feminine Spain
- Ticket stubs and star-gazing are her real-life drama.
- Keep receipts, cheque stubs, credit card statements or similar proof of purchase.
- He told me to go into one of his drawers and get out one of his check stubs.
- He nodded, handing me our ticket stubs and passports back.
- Anyone who has a ticket for the show should hold on to their ticket stub and they will gain entry.
- Neither of them would blink an eye at my check stubs or grocery lists.
- The required documents are a proof of address and welfare or cheque stub.
- How on earth am I going to keep myself from losing the ticket stub?
- A start to this second approach is no further than a pay stub away.
- Don't let anything that's not acid-free, such as ticket stubs, touch your photos.
- The INS recommends that tourists bring hotel receipts and ticket stubs from sightseeing destinations and transportation.
- Fans will also have to retain ticket stubs during the game to ensure that they are in the correct seats.
- Many people use their final pay stub to come up with an estimate.
- I remember the date because I still have the ticket stub from the game.
- Individual ticket buyers and holders of ticket stubs will have three weeks beginning Aug.8 to submit claims.
- In part, that's because too many of us still find ourselves holding the short end of the pay stub.
- You can use ticket stubs or ribbons or receipts or photos or envelopes or napkins to mark your place in books.
- Similarly, a move to online employee pay stubs saved about $2 million.
- Coverslips were then coated with gold and attached to an SEM stub with tape or rubber cement before SEM scanning.
- Ticket stubs are now hot collector's items, with many fetching unheard-of prices.
transitive verbstubbed, stubbing
1to stub one's toe — (del pie) darse en el dedo
- he stubbed his toe on the chair — se dio con el dedo contra la silla
- I'm sure I've only sworn occasionally, like after stubbing my toe for the nineteenth time.
- She made her way across the dark room, stubbing her toe on the dresser on her way.
- As the last two wives were passing, one of them stubbed her toe against the tortoise's shell and instantly let out a cry of pain.
- Walking forward he stubbed his toe on one of the bookshelves and cursed loudly.
- Simple hurts like stubbing his toe or getting a paper cut throbbed for hours.
- Lizzie considered she might be dreaming but had second thoughts after stubbing her toe on a ceramic vase.
- Amy cried out as she accidentally stubbed her toe on one of the wooden bedposts.
- The party the day before had been real enough, as had the pain of stubbing his toe on the way up the steps.
- People are stubbing their toes and feet and falling all over.
- Or if you walk backwards, Larry, you'll never stub your toe.
- Yesterday afternoon, while at work, I got up from my desk and stubbed my toe.
- In fact, my most useful contribution was stopping Ian from swearing when he stubbed his toe in the vestry.
- Fiona, who had been busy watching her bandaged legs to avoid stubbing her toes on rocks in the road, looked up and around her.
- That day played vividly in his mind as he walked along, stubbing his toe occasionally on the uneven path.
- But I'd still rather we didn't have to distract ourselves from our headache by stubbing our toes.
- I am always stubbing my toe, smashing my arms against walls, tripping over, scratching myself.
- To his right, there was a noise, and he moved towards it, stubbing his toe on a pile of rubble in the process.
- I remember you crying as a little boy when you stubbed your toe.
- I rubbed my eyes and tumbled out of bed, stubbing my toe on the dresser in the process.
- While she's running, she stubs her toe and falls to the ground.
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