In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- As the procession moved up river, Tower Bridge raised its bascules in tribute while gun salutes came from the Tower of London and HMS Belfast.
- Eight bascule bridges intersect with the upper roadway, as do two elevated transit lines - and 60,000 pedestrians on the Loop.
- This was the first use of a V-shaped pier on a bascule bridge, and it provided several advantages, including less restricted views of the water due to the openness of the pier, larger transverse openings, and improved span proportions.
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.