In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(roll, bundle)masculine fajomasculine montónmasculine tambache Mexicomasculine lío
2.1(of paper, cloth)taco masculinea wad of (absorbent) cotton / cotton wool — un pedazo de algodón
- But Michael said, ‘She'll be fine,’ and he tore off a new wad of cotton.
- See, the doctor not just bandaged Bobby himself, but stuck a big wad of gauze into the slice she'd put in him, to keep it open and to help it drain.
- When cleaning bathroom glass, buff it off with wads of clean newspaper.
- Have a large plate or tray with a wad of kitchen paper and a slotted spoon handy, and warm a serving dish.
- He had vehemently denied that syringes used in the hospital ended up in adjacent medical shops, and that bloodied cotton wads made good stuffing for mattresses.
- I must have had a thick wad of cotton stuffed in there.
- I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.
- Four years ago he used his thumb-equipped excavator to push tree root wads into streambanks to control erosion for the first time.
- How can you look good when you're basically a face protruding from an amorphous wad of cloth?
- She pulled out a wad of paper towels to dry her hands.
- You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
- He grabbed a wad of toilet paper and folded it up, pressing it hard to slow the blood, then shrugged on his bathrobe and went back to his bed.
- She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.
- When you open it, you discover that half the space in the box is taken up with a massive wad of cardboard.
- These are plaited into single strands and a loose wad of silk tied to the end.
- I wrapped the finger in a wad of paper towels and held my hand above my head to slow the bleeding.
- From 1947 until 1961, disposable diapers were a wad of tissue paper sandwiched between two pieces of plastic film.
- She hops out into the garden, does a sort of discreet cough, and up comes a nice neat little wad of hair, no fuss, and no mess.
- In the center of the fabric, put a balled up wad of fabric scraps, cotton, or yarn.
- Kids play cricket on the road, young men idle at the edges, women scrub small wads of wet clothes beside buckets of precious water.
2.2(in cartridge, cannon)taco masculine
- The tapered walls required the development of a new wad and the semi-hemispherical chamber required the use of slower powders to control pressures.
- Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12-gauge shotguns.
- We were hoping that it would actually contain shot and a wad and other materials which occasionally happens.
- Consequently, the shot leaves the wad as a tightly controlled column with minimal dispersion.
- At some point, we acquired 50 Remington 12-gauge brass shells that accepted large pistol primers and 11-gauge wads.
2(stuff, pad)(garment) acolchar
3(form into wad)(cloth/paper) hacer un taco con
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