In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- That would be much more helpful than removing molehills from a sports field.
- As if disturbed by the mere threat of either of these cures, our moles have been quiet for a few days, but I will certainly try them out should the molehills start to reappear.
- Go down to the field (if you find fields on the side of the river then even better) and look for some molehills.
- But my invisible friend still works at night despite the cold; one of the molehills is snowless, dark and fresh between two frosty bottles.
- Cod Beck carries on, squirting from beneath a sloping earthen dam, which had a few molehills, and then gurgling into a wooded ravine.
- Here's more advice for those of us who suffer from moles and molehills in our lawns, this time from the Garden Centre, near Preston.
- Pupils from Cawood Primary School joined in the scheme when they helped sift through molehills looking for artefacts.
- Moles don't dig new tunnels each time they forage, and in fact a very active mole territory may sport very few molehills.
- Moles were doing the Chalkland Way, leaving molehills of white-flecked soil.
- The way to find microliths (small Mesolithic flint barbs), he said, was to search springtime molehills.
- Their neighbour agreed, saying: ‘The embankment is full of molehills.’
- All summer there have been molehills in the orchard.
- The sight of new molehills here and there reminded me of an old farm worker I knew who was a good hand at catching moles.
- Some racers struggled up the final climb, even though it was a molehill compared to the high mountain passes that must be scaled in the Alps.
- We had set off on a romp and a ramble through tangly woods and snow dusted fields and had found ourselves standing on molehills and wondering just exactly where we were.
- The house looked bland and there was nothing in the garden except molehills.
- It is also mercifully free of molehills, which are the scourge of our sandy garden.
- It is quite common to see moles covered in soil after pushing there way through molehills but have you ever actually seen a muddy fox?
- Featuring all the worst aspects of a neglected garden on one side of the fence, including dandelions, thistles, and molehills, it had a beautiful cottage garden on the other.
- Landowners have been struggling to control a mole epidemic which has resulted in an explosion in the number of molehills.
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