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n; pl

противомольное средство

Examples from texts

The smell of mothballs and Ben-Gay drifted off, replaced by the scent of suntan lotion and titillating aftershave.
Запах нафталинных шариков и бальзама «Бен-гей» рассеялся, уступив место щекочущему аромату лосьона после бритья и более нежному – крема для загара.
Liss, David / The Ethical AssassinЛисс, Дэвид / Этичный убийца
Этичный убийца
Лисс, Дэвид
© К. Тверьянович, перевод, 2008
© Издательский дом "Азбука-классика", 2008
© 2006 by David Liss
The Ethical Assassin
Liss, David
© 2006 by David Liss
It rattled when she picked it up and carried it, smelling of mothballs, down to the living room.
Когда она взяла ее и, принюхиваясь к запаху нафталина, несла вниз, в гостиную, внутри что-то погромыхивало.
Stross, Charles / The Family TradeСтросс, Чарльз / Семейное дело
Семейное дело
Стросс, Чарльз
The Family Trade
Stross, Charles
© 2004 by Charles Stross
I pressed myself into my grandfather’s chest and smelled the old-man smell of him, the mothball version of my own father, the blood on Earth, the sky in heaven.
Прильнув к дедушкиной груди, я вдыхала стариковский запах, схожий с папиным, только пронафталиненный, запах плоти на Земле, запах неба на небесах.
Sebold, Alice / The Lovely BonesСиболд, Элис / Милые кости
Милые кости
Сиболд, Элис
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
© Е. Петрова, перевод с английского, 2010
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
The Lovely Bones
Sebold, Alice
© 2002 by Alice Sebold
They do maintenance on the obsolete ships the Outer Navy has mothballed there in case of emergency damage to the regular fleet.
Они обслуживают устаревшие корабли, которые Внешний Флот законсервировал там на случай какого-либо повреждения кораблей регулярного флота.
Dickson, Gordon / The OutposterДиксон, Гордон / Пограничник
Диксон, Гордон
The Outposter
Dickson, Gordon
© 1972 by Gordon R. Dickson

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'mɒθbɔːlzNeuter nounпротивомо́льное сре́дство

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Word forms


Common casemothballmothballs
Possessive casemothball'smothballs'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)mothballing
Past Participle (Participle II)mothballed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I mothballwe mothball
you mothballyou mothball
he/she/it mothballsthey mothball
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am mothballingwe are mothballing
you are mothballingyou are mothballing
he/she/it is mothballingthey are mothballing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have mothballedwe have mothballed
you have mothballedyou have mothballed
he/she/it has mothballedthey have mothballed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been mothballingwe have been mothballing
you have been mothballingyou have been mothballing
he/she/it has been mothballingthey have been mothballing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I mothballedwe mothballed
you mothballedyou mothballed
he/she/it mothballedthey mothballed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was mothballingwe were mothballing
you were mothballingyou were mothballing
he/she/it was mothballingthey were mothballing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had mothballedwe had mothballed
you had mothballedyou had mothballed
he/she/it had mothballedthey had mothballed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been mothballingwe had been mothballing
you had been mothballingyou had been mothballing
he/she/it had been mothballingthey had been mothballing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will mothballwe shall/will mothball
you will mothballyou will mothball
he/she/it will mothballthey will mothball
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be mothballingwe shall/will be mothballing
you will be mothballingyou will be mothballing
he/she/it will be mothballingthey will be mothballing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have mothballedwe shall/will have mothballed
you will have mothballedyou will have mothballed
he/she/it will have mothballedthey will have mothballed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been mothballingwe shall/will have been mothballing
you will have been mothballingyou will have been mothballing
he/she/it will have been mothballingthey will have been mothballing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would mothballwe should/would mothball
you would mothballyou would mothball
he/she/it would mothballthey would mothball
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be mothballingwe should/would be mothballing
you would be mothballingyou would be mothballing
he/she/it would be mothballingthey would be mothballing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have mothballedwe should/would have mothballed
you would have mothballedyou would have mothballed
he/she/it would have mothballedthey would have mothballed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been mothballingwe should/would have been mothballing
you would have been mothballingyou would have been mothballing
he/she/it would have been mothballingthey would have been mothballing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am mothballedwe are mothballed
you are mothballedyou are mothballed
he/she/it is mothballedthey are mothballed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being mothballedwe are being mothballed
you are being mothballedyou are being mothballed
he/she/it is being mothballedthey are being mothballed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been mothballedwe have been mothballed
you have been mothballedyou have been mothballed
he/she/it has been mothballedthey have been mothballed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was mothballedwe were mothballed
you were mothballedyou were mothballed
he/she/it was mothballedthey were mothballed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being mothballedwe were being mothballed
you were being mothballedyou were being mothballed
he/she/it was being mothballedthey were being mothballed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been mothballedwe had been mothballed
you had been mothballedyou had been mothballed
he/she/it had been mothballedthey had been mothballed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be mothballedwe shall/will be mothballed
you will be mothballedyou will be mothballed
he/she/it will be mothballedthey will be mothballed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been mothballedwe shall/will have been mothballed
you will have been mothballedyou will have been mothballed
he/she/it will have been mothballedthey will have been mothballed