In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There were a lot of close calls and intense firefights.
- Two other soldiers were killed in firefights with the enemy.
- It was not inconceivable that we might soon be in a firefight, so we were leaning well forward in our foxholes.
- I figured that if we got into a firefight, it was a good idea to have the medic as my friend.
- They went out on patrols, participated in raids on enemy safe houses, controlled dozens of missions dropping live ordnance, and were involved in a few firefights.
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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.