In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Electricity crawled along the silhouette of the ravening beast, and its viciously pointed beak glinted and was outlined in a shifting corona of spitting sparks.
- He got savaged, for the umpteenth time, by a horde of ravening Republicans.
- It's a school training day so I am off to Chessington World of Adventures with a ravening horde of birthday-maddened infants.
- Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
- Hung on the walls were beautiful dagger hilts shaped as hawks and dragons, one a ravening wolf with a great diamond clasped in it jaws.
- Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. ~ Matthew 7: 15
- For years Martians were imagined as the stuff of nightmares - bug-eyed monsters, ravening warlords or advanced experimenters on humans.
- The humble person approaches ravening beasts, and when their gaze rests upon him, their wildness is tamed.
- Once we get to dinner time the peace and quiet is shattered by three ravening teenagers all demanding food and demanding it now.
- Unbidden, desire for her rose within, like some ravening beast.
- People who think porn will turn you into a ravening sexual predator are in denial about the fact that 95% of men have watched pornography.
- Watching husbands and wives and children all screaming at each other and acting like a ravening pack of spoiled brats for an hour is pretty unedifying stuff.
- She sees them as ravening beasts that will gnaw holes in the walls and use our credit cards when we aren't looking.
- Some people can turn into ravening beasts under the light of a full moon but they aren't werewolves.
- My infant heart would leap at the sound of the lunch bell, and every day I would fall on that school dinner like a ravening wolf.
- While your legends may beg to differ, we are not mindless, ravening creatures.
- ‘In the evening they came to a water hole,’ one caption read, ‘and there they slaked their ravening thirsts.’
- What's very annoying is that as soon as the meals are brought in the rest of the family become like a pack of ravening wolves and will promptly start begging for them.
- Kipling, Burroughs, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and many lesser authors penned stories full of animal hides and bare feet, struggles for food and battles with ravening beasts.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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.