In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Given the upright but slightly curved posture of the rice leaves, this point was well exposed to prevailing light conditions.
- Its interior offers a complex expanse of soaring, curved steel beams.
- The seats also can be fully inclined to be virtually horizontal but with a curved shape that better moulds to the body contours.
- The curved, four-story building incorporates masses of brick that relate to other parts of the community.
- On his return he painstakingly reproduced the Wyoming plains on the curved walls of the diorama.
- In order for their to be a consistent quantum theory in this case, the curved space in which the string travels must be a solution to the Einstein equations.
- Slim, tubular horizontal steel members are fixed at 1 m intervals to curved ribs.
- The steering wheel chosen for the model is the flat curved spoke variety.
- Access to the observation area is via a curved staircase only.
- The reflector is a standard fitting on the front pillar of the bike, hence the curved mount.
- A walk through the room with its low, curved stone ceiling leads to a passageway.
- Winds blowing in the upper atmosphere in curved paths are called gradient winds.
- Secluded, smaller scale "reading" rooms, containing curved benches, are sited within the garden periphery.
- The flexible, permanent set consists of a curved wall, covered with a disturbingly lurid purple wallpaper whose pattern varies in scale from normal to absurdly large.
- This force is active when wind is flowing around curved paths, and high or low pressure centers.
- The most intimidating part of the auditorium was its drop ceiling, a basket weave of 8,000 dissimilar, curved shapes.
- Elbow macaroni is an American term for short, curved macaroni.
- The design's signature is the curved wall that defines an edge of the courtyard.
- The wave power device looks like a large curved concrete wall 40-metres long, with a box-like chamber in the centre of it.
- The entrance is an ellipse made of steel cladding with curved glass panels at intervals.
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