mata-mata


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mata-mata

(ˈmataˈmata)
n
(Law) (in Malaysia) a former name for police
[from Malay, reduplicated plural of mata eye]
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C'est dire que le parcours est, en pointille, [beaucoup moins que] mata-mata [beaucoup plus grand que] (mort subite dans le football portugal ou bresilien) ou le moindre desequilibre vous disqualifie.
De Caja negra XX 2012 (Mexico: Red de los Poetas Salvajes, 2010; Guatemala: Mata-mata, 2010).
The campaign will also feature a stylish new set of print advertisements that resemble a magazine cover, with brand ambassador and actress, Cheryl Wee from Mediacorp's television series, Mata-Mata.
Upon inspection, authorities found not only 95 boa constrictors, but also two rhinoceros vipers and a mata-mata turtle.
Se realizaron observaciones sobre la distribucion vertical de abejas euglosinas en un bosque ripario asociado al sistema de lagunas Mata-Mata (Meta-Colombia).
Observations on the vertical distribution of the Orchid bees were made in a riparian forest associated with the system of Mata-Mata lagoons (Meta-Colombia).