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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- The best wooden boards are thick, heavy, and stable and made from close-grained hardwoods like maple - but they're also rather expensive.
- Practically all supermarket pears are pale travesties of the real thing, which have a combination of slippery, honeyed sweetness and a tight, close-grained texture of the flesh.
- The close-grained wood resembles sugar maple but has a softer texture, is not as heavy, and has somewhat poorer machining qualities.
- Being close-grained, ivory lends itself particularly well to low relief and engraving, but it has also been used successfully for statuettes in the round, whose compositions are often dictated by the curve of the tusk itself.
- Carya illinoensis has close-grained, hard wood that is pale reddish-brown with occasional dark streaks.
- Beech and particularly the close-grained sycamore seem to have been the most usual choices for painted boxes and other small objects.
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.