In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
inglés de Australia
- It is waterfalls at midday, billabongs at burning dusk, galleries of rock art five times older than the Egyptian Pharaohs, and two million magpie geese - and crocodiles in the river any time you're silly enough to risk swimming.
- On the plains, the banks of rivers and billabongs were festooned with tall reeds and wild tangles of coolabah, swamp oak and river gum roots.
- The rest of the station is mostly open grassland and light timber, liberally endowed with picturesque billabongs, and the other two rivers snaking their way through it all.
- The little fish were trapped in billabongs, which were drying out.
- This billabong is part of the Mary River in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
- The bunyip lives in creeks, swamps, and billabongs and has a loud, bellowing cry.
- Several years ago the Festival Committee planted a tree near the billabong on Stiggants Reserve as a thank-you to Lynne.
- Some 800 miles inland, they found a network of intermittent channels and permanent warm-water billabongs, which they christened Cooper's Creek, after a South Australian judge.
- It was only later in the piece that the screaming started, when other tourists located the croc resting under some bushes in the middle of the resort - eyeing off the billabong nearby.
- For another, the low freeboard of a bass boat could be a lure of the wrong kind when fishing the rivers and billabongs of the Outback.
- The water level in the billabong was high, too high for fishing, said the old ladies.
- There are sometimes moments as the Professor lounges at ease by the billabong, the perfect picture of recumbent indolence, when his sylvan reveries are crushed by a sense of sudden and prophetic dread.
- Up jumped the swagman, leapt into the billabong,
- There was walkabout land with food, a billabong.
- He was cleaning weeds out of billabongs up in the Northern Territory when he was a teenager.
- Enjoying the sun's warmth we followed a thin channel that splinters off the billabong.
- Except for the tidally influenced channels, most creeks dry up, with a few pockets of water left in billabongs and permanent swamps.
- They are the least known of any Australian turtle species as they lead secret lives in billabongs and river systems, far from the rest of the world.
- Surrounding paperbark swamps and billabongs, where much of the wildlife retreats when it gets really hot and the plains dry up, are just as bountiful.
- We worry about our country, our billabongs, our creek beds, people who just want to go and fish, and they leave their mess.
- The billabong certainly sees some erudite visitors, many of them eager to suggest new names for Phillip (nee ‘Piggy’) Adams.
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