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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- Even the York observatory - that lovely, brick-built dome almost hidden by shrubbery in the middle of the Museum Gardens - at one time housed the biggest refracting telescope in the world.
- ‘Even today this achievement in optical size for this type of instrument can only be exceeded marginally, by the 40-inch Yerkes refracting telescope,’ Mr Shepherdson observes.
- Through his work with optics and colours Newton came to believe that refracting telescopes, which were subject to colour interference, were outmoded.
- There are two main types of telescopes: refracting telescopes, which use lenses to gather the light and form an image; and reflecting telescopes, which use mirrors to accomplish the same purpose.
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.