In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The state's rivers, canebrakes, birds, and flowers inspired her.
- Although there can be little doubt that large canebrakes in bottomland forests provide prime breeding habitat for Swainson's Warbler, it is clear from the aforementioned examples that giant cane, per se, is not required.
- Incidentally, Lyell makes a common error, confusing canebrakes or native bamboo stands with prairies.
- Leading his guest through the canebrakes was cruel enough but even crueler was a scientific hoax Audubon played on him, describing and drawing a dozen local fish which never existed except in his own tall tales.
- The thick canebrake along Holy Ground Greek, however, rendered it impossible for Carson's men to cross it and attack the town from the creek's right bank.
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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.