In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Concorde's four engines take passengers across the Atlantic at 1,350 miles an hour - twice the speed of sound - in noiseless luxury.
- She placed the entirely noiseless radio back against her right ear, pulled up the hood of her parka and returned to her seat.
- The ride is smooth, noiseless and produces no fumes.
- Bicycles are noiseless, unless they are rusty old rattlers like my last one, or the owner has an obsession with the bell, which does cover a lot of the cyclists in this fair city.
- The turbine he wanted was in galvanised steel and no taller than a telegraph pole and was almost noiseless, added Mr Kershaw.
- Matt watched the seemingly noiseless explosion as fire erupted from the engine of the doomed German fighter.
- Safely deposited at the door, we were further greeted and escorted through to Felix's table, where noiseless unseen hands put chairs under our bottoms and we were ready for an elegant evening.
- Shielded from the roar of traffic by housing, many rear gardens are relatively noiseless.
- They are almost noiseless, cheaper by as much as half than internal combustion engines, and completely clean.
- He wants rubber-type, noiseless, rumble strips to be installed.
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