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)(of notes) fajo masculine(of papers) montón masculine(of papers) tambache masculine Mexico(tied together) lío masculine
- Then, along came a little man with a wad of banknotes who snapped up the laptop and went off congratulating himself.
- People are asking for wads of leaflets they can distribute themselves.
- She grabbed a wad of papers from the table beside her bed, and threw it at me.
- Well, here I am with a wad of cash in my pocket and no idea what to buy with it.
- She was clutching a wad of papers and the usual wireless, digital gear.
- Then he peeled out a note from a thick wad of $50 and $100 bills, leaving a $2 tip.
- I handed over my little wad of notes, all sorted neatly and tucked inside the paying-in book.
- Nonetheless, it took several weeks, and no doubt a bigger than average wad of petrodollars, to convince him to finally sign on the dotted line.
- And, stuffing the wad of notes into my wallet and the few coins into my purse I said farewell to my old savings account and its pass book.
- Savage stood and pulled his wallet from his back pocket, throwing a wad of cash on the table.
- When Cruz opens his briefcase to be searched, he reveals a three-inch wad of notes.
- Shortly afterwards the club received a vast wad of paperwork through the post from the organisation detailing safety checks and legislation with which the club was obliged to conform.
- The first guard fumbled through his pockets, pulling out a wad of papers.
- The money was arranged in a thick wad of bills, mostly ones and fives.
- Fernando reached for a napkin to wipe his eyes, then noticed a crumpled wad of bills under his coffee cup.
- We stomp about the office with a great wad of paperwork when, really, we're wondering whether to have tea or hot chocolate from the machine.
- He took out his wallet, pulling out a wad of cash.
- The forms needed simply to record a change of address for my driving license come in a sizeable wad and, when submitted, need to be accompanied by three items of identification.
- The first of these, a small wad of book tokens, was easy to find.
- I also had an almost embarrassingly large wad of cash stuffed into the waistband of my outfit.
2.1(of paper, cloth)taco masculinea wad of (absorbent) cotton / (British) cotton wool — un pedazo de algodón
- Kids play cricket on the road, young men idle at the edges, women scrub small wads of wet clothes beside buckets of precious water.
- I caught the red mixture of blood and peroxide in the cotton wads and wiped it away.
- Have a large plate or tray with a wad of kitchen paper and a slotted spoon handy, and warm a serving dish.
- 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.
- Four years ago he used his thumb-equipped excavator to push tree root wads into streambanks to control erosion for the first time.
- When you open it, you discover that half the space in the box is taken up with a massive wad of cardboard.
- In the center of the fabric, put a balled up wad of fabric scraps, cotton, or yarn.
- 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.
- You see people leaping out of the way as some great wad of canvas comes hurtling towards them.
- She made her way over to the bank of washrooms and ran some cold water over a wad of paper towels.
- She pulled out a wad of paper towels to dry her hands.
- I must have had a thick wad of cotton stuffed in there.
- When cleaning bathroom glass, buff it off with wads of clean newspaper.
- How can you look good when you're basically a face protruding from an amorphous wad of cloth?
- I wrapped the finger in a wad of paper towels and held my hand above my head to slow the bleeding.
- But Michael said, ‘She'll be fine,’ and he tore off a new wad of cotton.
- 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.
- 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.
- These are plaited into single strands and a loose wad of silk tied to the end.
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.
- At some point, we acquired 50 Remington 12-gauge brass shells that accepted large pistol primers and 11-gauge wads.
- 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.
transitive verbwadded, wadding
- The Americans travel in convoys, wadded in Kevlar and helmets, guns held ready.
- My brain feels wadded with cotton wool, no, fibreglass.
- Thinly wadded and intricately stitched, all-white quilts represent a high point in the development of North Country quilting.
- Ever resourceful, she wadded some toilet paper between it and the door frame and found that it stayed shut.
- He took it to his bed and then dumped out several wadded garments.
- It is a wadded cotton quilt, embroidered with red, yellow, blue, green and orange silk in a fine back-stitch.
2(stuff, pad)(garment) acolchar
3(form into wad)(paper/cloth) hacer un taco con
- I took the plane ticket from my pocket, wadded it into a ball, and pitched it dead center into the can.
- Nice of you to wad up all the goodwill you've accumulated and flush it down the toilet.
- He and Noel jumped out of the crowd, almost as if they had just magically appeared, and bombarded me with wadded up paper balls.
- She wadded up the soiled cloth and tucked it away, unfolded another.
- Put the rag balls into the burrow as far as you can and cover the hole lightly with dirt or wadded newspaper.
- Kevin wadded up a sleeping bag to use as a pillow and jammed it under his arm.
- He was tearing paper out of his notebook, wadding it up into paper wads, and throwing them as hard as he could against the wall.
- No matter where we position her in the crib by morning she is squashed up against the top of the mattress and the covers are in a wadded mass at the opposite end.
- She started with the exit wound and wadded a cloth behind his shoulder to help stop the bleeding from his back.
- Robert wadded up the handkerchief and tossed it overboard as well.
- He tore open the package, to reveal crumpled rice paper wadded up around a much smaller box in the center of the package.
- I ran across the road, wadded up my jacket and squatted next to him in the road, with the buses and cars honking and streaming past.
- I'd kneeled over the man, wadded my own scarf to press against his wound.
- The nearest trashcan became a basketball hoop as I tossed my wadded paper plate into it.
- Stuff a few wadded sheets of newspaper in the base under the chimney (directly on the firegrate), then fill the chimney with briquets.
- Somebody tossed a wadded paper ball at my head.
- You want the gifts in the basket to be visible, so you'll need to fill the bottom of the basket with wadded packing paper.
- He wadded the stained shirt into a ball and threw it so that it hit Ian in the face.
- Melt a dab of butter in it, and spread the butter evenly in the pan with a wadded paper towel.
- Strewn around the room were wadded pieces of tissues.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.