In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cave) cueva subterránea femenino(cave) sima femenino(hole) sima femenino
- Bats spend the summer living in trees and buildings, and retreat to caves and potholes in winter, to hibernate.
- During the hectic work schedule it was hoped they would visit the deepest pothole in Asia, the Ghar Parau, discovered by an English expedition in 1971 which reached 751 metres deep.
- A prehistoric occupation site was discovered at the bottom of a hollow some 600 sq. m. in area, resulting from the collapse of an underground pothole.
- Small potholes may hold water long enough for crabs to molt, but not to undergo larval development.
- Structurally dominated by a small geological fault, it is a cave that typifies the best of Yorkshire potholes: wet, deep, vertical, and culminating in one of the finest shafts in the country.
- He named the Channeled Scablands, with its catastrophically water-carved coulees, dry waterfalls, potholes and huge erratic boulders.
- Some environmental activists yesterday inspect the Nuanjiang section of the Keelung River, where geologically unique potholes are to be found.
- The dark hole near Pwll Fanogl, believed by some to be a massive pothole in the limestone, is nearly 30m deep.
- Balanced on a log suspended over a glacial pothole, she is searching the foot-deep water for endangered howellia and their delicate white florets no bigger than her baby finger.
- They inhabit swift streams, the backwaters of large rivers, brackish lagoons, and potholes.
- They have just spent four weeks in the Guilin area - close to the Vietnam border - investigating local potholes with a view to identifying a potential show cave.
- Some rocky and steep-sided dolines and potholes have been enlarged by progressive collapse of the limestone and retreat of their exposed rock walls.
- The Bulgarian team investigated, explored and made maps of nine caves and potholes, all of them 4km long.
- Certainly there are potholes in the lake which mean it is 100 ft deep in places, so there is always winter-cold water below the surface, however hot the day.
- Back-wrenching potholes get deeper and wider.
- The second feature is a deep cave or pothole on Wet Rain Hill, just above Liz's Burn, called Bell Hollow.
2(in road)bache masculino
- The road wears the usual spring potholes, but the new (very expensive) upper road is holding up well.
- Tar is soluble in fossil fuels like diesel and petrol and oil spill loosens the road surface and potholes begin to form.
- Huge potholes mar the surface, only half the road per se is motorable, there is no system of demarcated drains and the entire stretch is one filthy mess.
- Pavements cracked, potholes grew, water and service charges were imposed and the row over the funding of local authorities has raged ever since.
- New white lines will be painted, potholes repaired and underground gulleys will be cleared to improve drainage.
- He said the council had put stones into the potholes a few weeks ago and they had already been washed away by the rains.
- The 4x4 can much more easily deal with his potholes and appalling road surfaces.
- We had to pass several stretches of road that had deep potholes filled with murky water and big stones.
- The highway developed large potholes and irregular bumps and hollows.
- The regular replacement of cracked paving stones and filling-in of potholes is one of the things your council tax buys you.
- The roads have large potholes, road calming humps, roundabouts and other obstacles.
- Pedestrians aren't exactly better off, for they are the ones who get splashed with muddy water every time a vehicle lurches into a pothole.
- Our roads are full of potholes and irregular surfacing.
- The approach roads are full of potholes and the main road leading to Hoshiarpur is in a bad shape.
- The entire road is a pothole - a red-earth track with occasional rafts of Tarmac which drivers avoid at all costs for fear of wrecking their suspension.
- I settled back into my seat as much as I could as we rolled over the various rocks, potholes, and ruts in the road.
- The plan may also establish a target of repairing potholes in roads of this type within a fortnight of the council becoming aware of the problem.
- The front right wheel clattered through a deep pothole filled with dark rain water which splashed up, showering the front of the van.
- He said that after an assessment has been made, some potholes were usually repaired within 24 hours, but deeper holes could take two or three days or sometimes up to a week.
- Drivers were left stranded, surrounded by water, while other cars became stuck in potholes caused by the heavy rain.
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