In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(insect) matar(person) pegarle un manotazo a
- The tail is often used as an ‘extra hand’ to swat insects.
- He said that when Faustinus was a small boy, he'd never content himself with merely swatting a fly.
- Anything the brain does, from adding a row of numbers to directing your arm to swat a fly, creates a voltage that an EEG can pick up.
- I laughed, trying to swat him, and almost falling over.
- In other news, I'm listening to some popular music and swatting tiny ants off me while sitting at John's computer.
- These bats are primarily insectivorous, and most hawk insects in flight, often using their wings like tennis rackets and swatting the insects into the tail membrane.
- People were wafting their arms to swat the bugs but it did no good because they kept coming in hordes.
- She swatted me with the end of her apron, then hugged me all over again.
- He cast his line, swatting at the few flies that swarmed his sweaty forehead.
- I rose up and took to the ceiling avoiding any chance at a maid swatting me during transit.
- She was always strutting around like she was a goddess or something, on more then one occasion she swatted me on the bottom with her staff.
- Nick moved to put his arm around Tori, but she swatted him away.
- She laughed and swatted him with a towel and we witnessed what we would later come to recognize as the rejuvenating power of real estate.
- Freya stood on her toes, and swatted him across the head.
- Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was doing that he kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around his head.
- Swiftly swatting the bug with a rolled-up newspaper would have been the best course of action.
- He sat there for several hours, dozing, snoring, and swatting at flies that settled on him.
- I've only completed a couple of rounds when Michelle Will / Led Debby swoops in from behind and swats me on the ass.
- But is this what fear of the Lord really means, that we break no rules and have no bad thoughts lest we be swatted with the Bible?
- My first game was against Stirling County, and Gareth Flockhart just thought I was some little joker and swatted me.
- With one arm he swatted me aside, I tumbled into the cabents, the rotted doors snapping benith my weight, beside the old woman.
- He wears a fierce mustache on a jagged face, he's got enough muscle he could swat me down any time he wished.
- I try not to step on ants or swat bees so hard that they fall dead to the ground.
- I swatted a fly on the bus and I got to wondering what happens to these souls once you've absorbed them?
- To his surprise, Ava swatted him in the arm and expressed her outrage by glaring at him for several long moments.
- She swatted her daughter on the arm before turning towards Madison.
- Some are too weak to even swat away flies or other insects that crawl over their bodies.
- He clambered out, practically levitating over the front seat and out the door, while I glanced quickly around looking for something to swat the wasp with.
- R.L. Burnside sits on his plastic porch chair as calm and motionless as a stone Buddha, then his hand flashes out to swat a fly on his leg.
- But it was Thistle who were able to swat their opponents for the second time soon after the re-start after Scott Paterson had come reasonably close with a long-range belter.
- One of them swarmed in front of her face, making her swat at it in annoyance.
- She swatted me and stood leaning against the locker next to mine.
- This spring a bear swatted a little boy sitting on his front stoop, and a man was mauled when he jumped on a bear's back to break up a fight with his dog.
- The last time we went, we had continually to swat flies.
- Bob swats him away in anger, calls him a queer and tells him to get out.
- So start your fly parasite program sooner rather than later - if you're swatting flies as you read this, it may be too late to get parasites working for you on your place.
- ‘I would kill time swatting the flies,’ says Li, who also compulsively swept the floor of his cell.
- Emmy jumped at the voice and turned around quickly, swatting Chris on the arm when she saw it was him.
- The fly then landed on National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Davis (Va.), who tried in vain to swat the insect.
- Mind you he also thinks the media is a vehicle for Witchcraft, but fails to explain why they don't wear pointy hats and swat him with brooms.
con matamoscas, periódico etc
to swat at
1intentar darle ahe was swatting at the wasps — estaba tratando de matar las avispas
1golpe masculinehe took a swat at it — le dio un manotazo (/ un golpe con el periódico etc. )
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