In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He hits a peach of a winning point which bisects the posts.
- So common have these birds become that it is rare to drive down the great chalk cutting where the motorway bisects the Chiltern ridge, and not see one.
- The woolly-minded sheep - not known for their intellectual prowess took a while to get the hang of the orange wire now bisecting the fell but its presence is paying off.
- Currently Glasgow is a disunified city bisected by a river that most people are embarrassed by.
- Troops were then landed on April 25, the aim being to bisect the peninsula and sever the head of the Turkish resistance.
- A few miles away, old Roger is taking his ease in a chair on the sunny main drag that bisects City Island, a placid outcrop of land humming gently with daytrippers and yachtsmen, the extreme eastern tip of New York City.
- Any new roads must avoid bisecting koala habitat, include mitigation measures, reduce speed limits and provide for habitat restoration.
- The freeway bisects the state from Cincinnati to Cleveland and carries an average of 34,000 vehicles a day in the area, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
- North we walked, three abreast, a mile and a half along a dusty track that penetrates and bisects the moor.
- CN's mainline railway track bisects the Reserve, passing at some points within ten metres of houses.
- The city is situated at the southwestern end of Lac Leman, generally called Lake Geneva, which is also the country's largest lake, and astride the Rhone River, which bisects the city.
- The traffic-free Corso Umberto I bisects the town and runs from the massive gates of Porta Messina to the equally impressive Porta Catania.
- The contrail went straight up, bisecting the Sun, forcing the crowd to squint and awkwardly block the Sun to see the contrail.
- A major part of the Mid-Ocean Ridge system runs down the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, bisecting Iceland, and separating the Eurasian and African plates in the east from the North and South American plates in the west.
- A double-glazed window bisects the room, which will separate MSPs from their secretaries.
- North Korea has one of the largest armed forces in the world with 1.1 million troops, many of them forward-deployed near the Demilitarised Zone that bisects the Korean peninsula.
- ‘The loneliest highway in America,’ US50, bisects tens of millions of acres taken from native Americans years ago.
- Several civil servants and non-governmental members told the subcommittee it could be fixed with reclamation or by bisecting the runway into two islands.
- A newly built road bisects the site, dramatically improving access to the M8 and M74.
- The river Seine bisects the city, the Right Bank is home to the grand boulevards and most monumental buildings, many dating from Haussmann's nineteenth-century redevelopment.
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