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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- Ves sat down at his usual table down the back of the room, away from the usual hubbub of noise, and dug in to his meal.
- Inside, the aisles were packed with at least six or seven tour groups of varying nationality making such a hubbub that any contemplation or prayer would have been impossible.
- The story in Seymour about the old monk dying and trying to overhear a conversation about washing, over the pious hubbub of the surrounding crowd is bathetic in the true sense.
- The hubbub subsided into a low ripple of murmurs.
- The announcement hushed the crowd but soon the hubbub returned and the misfortune was forgotten.
- Shortly after 9am, the high-pitched hubbub of excited schoolchildren was replaced by the roar of heavy vehicles, shouting, barked commands and gunshots.
- The only discordant note in the amicable hubbub was the sound of customers fighting over the right to settle their minuscule checks.
- As journalists protested, the lieutenant said above the hubbub: ‘We are going to open fire on this hotel.’
- You have never listened to your voice because of all the hubbub around you,’ she says.
- He escorted her into the living room where he found a scantily clad and disheveled young couple, who had ventured down stairs to investigate the hubbub.
- What sounds greet your ears - the happy hubbub of engaged learners working on projects together or disruption and shouting?
- A metachamber, not ringing with echoes at all, but with the grand hubbub that is the sounds of the little echo chambers (occasionally with a population of one) singing into the void.
- The home to peregrine falcons, these riverside cliffs give a feel for what wilderness canoeing must be all about if you can ignore the hubbub from the river banks and the other canoeists and kayakers on the river.
- As I walked I heard, rising above the normal hubbub of the market, the computer generated sounds of a video arcade - a tiny stall, open to the street, dim and dingy.
- Guinevere knew that this would be the door she would have to go out; she could even hear the hubbub of the crowd outside.
- The great hubbub of the crowd made it futile to call for him.
- The hubbub and laughter rang round the hall all day, occasionally to the accompaniment of music recalled from past years.
- Recalling the best comedies of the era, the chatter in the early scenes is a hubbub of words, yet the sound is mixed so that Kane's voice rises above the others.
- In fact I did read about a fantastic new device which can listen in on a hubbub (lovely word) of conversation and pick up each individual speaker and transcribe the speech.
- By midnight, they'd shut the toilets completely, and, other than a steady hubbub of people talking and laughing and singing, there was little else of note.
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