In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1persona o animal sin hogarwaifs and strays — (children) niños de la calle masculine
- I used to pick up all sorts of collarless waifs and strays from our housing estate in Ireland.
- This is the simplified world of a child's memories - although Joe is no naïve waif - and it is largely remembered with fondness.
- It will also act as a staging post for medical care and feeding for some of Kiev's 10,000 homeless waifs and strays.
- Mrs Tarpen had no problem with that idea, and she rather liked the idea of helping a homeless waif off the streets.
- Merlin, Jo and Ollie are siblings; waifs and strays with an absent father and a hopeless mother who locks them out of the house for long periods.
- Winter for Kiev's waifs and strays is a cold, bleak daily battle for survival.
- Tavistock Street already has a number of problems which seem to be exacerbated by a policy of housing the waifs and strays of the borough nearby.
- Coogan essentially reprises the role that made him famous, only this time he's an immigrant waif orphaned during his sea passage from the Old World.
- Your willingness to help others is admirable, but unless you're a registered charity you'd best contain your habit of taking in waifs and offering them a hot bath and food.
- At his St Thomas's gym, on the run-down hill on Wincobank, world-class boxers spar among a small band of waifs and strays aged from five to 50.
- With the exception of a saintly matron, called Mama Sunshine, who collects waifs and strays, grown-ups are not to be trusted.
- Like Lessing during the 1960s, Frances is a ‘housemother’, who fills her large home with an eclectic mixture of waifs, strays and scroungers.
- Dutton's Epoch label seems to be turning into a home for British music's foundlings, but Cyril Scott is one of the more deserving of those waifs and strays.
- With the spread of Sunday schools and increasing literacy a huge market for religious fiction was created, stories of street waifs by such writers as ‘Hesba Stretton’ being particularly popular.
- It was hard to believe this modest little place was charity shop Barnardo's, once associated with sale of second-hand items to raise funds for waifs and orphans.
- Artie enters with a lost teen waif named Donna whom he found in an elevator.
- The youngsters have raised £1,800 towards the almost completed first safe house for Ukrainian waifs and strays, paid for and equipped by Kendal-based charity New Beginnings.
- Experts estimate that China has at least 150,000 waifs between the ages of 10 and 15 wandering its streets.
- The labor movement used the dominant culture's gendered representations of fallen women, tramps and street waifs to assert their demands for a living wage and an eight hour day.
- Artful Dodgers are on every street corner waiting for poor orphaned waifs.
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