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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- The rill was a parched ravine now, as though some convulsion of the earth had bled the region dry of its lifeblood.
- Slowing as Sara's viewpoint neared the surface, more and more details became clearer - craters large and small, passing rills and distant mountains, boulders everywhere.
- The river is about 30 m wide here, alternating between pools and rocky-bottomed shallow rills.
- After a spell of rain, small rills are filled up with garbage.
- Michael suggested the water should be channelled under the house to supply Robin's pond and a short rill in the back before being pumped to the front, where it supplies a fountain.
- A linked watercourse is planned, with cascades, ponds and rills.
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.