In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When the mayflies emerge from the water as winged adults, they're called ‘duns.’
- From overhead, a tingling sensation on the top of his head was quickly followed by the rustling sounds of thousands of winged rodents preparing to launch into flight.
- After a spring feeding, the winged aphids move to a second host plant.
- In the space of an hour, an astonishing 40,000 of the winged bloodsuckers will land on an unprotected arm, putting the average juicy hillwalker in line to receive a potential 11 bites a second.
- The pair provided a steady supply of food, mostly winged insects - bees, dragonflies and wasps - to their young and presented many photo opportunities.
- With the coming of summer and the arrival of our winged visitors, such as the cuckoo and the swallow, our thoughts often wander to the superstitions associated with birds of almost every kind.
- The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan is also another place where these winged visitors arrive in large numbers.
- It proved the operational concept of a winged, reusable spaceship by successfully completing the Orbital Flight Test Program.
- Now a report says the winged, feathered creature had a brain built for flight.
- But an end to the dive-bombing urban seagull could be in sight after the Scottish Executive decided to spend £10,000 researching a solution to the winged menace.
- The winged males and females have a very ungainly flight that does not take them very far.
- Those winged seeds store enough energy to take root in a thick layer of partially decomposed leaves.
- They saw winged figures take flight before them.
- Non-winged and winged adults are usually shiny black while the smaller nymphs may appear to be a dull gray to black.
- For my thought does not impose any necessity on things; and just as I may imagine a winged horse even though no horse has wings, so I may be able to attach existence to God even though no God exists.
- The Helios Prototype set a world altitude record for winged aircraft, 96,863 feet, during a flight in August 2001.
- It was hardly the stuff of Johnny Wilkinson - much more the flight of a winged pheasant, but they all count!
- The memorial features a striking bronze winged figure of Daedalus, the ingenious craftsman of Greek legend who created wings to escape King Minos of Crete, but whose son Icarus died when he flew to close to the sun.
- Soybean aphids are becoming more active, winged adults are being found with all stages of development on the infested leaves, so the stage is set for active development.
- I remember this from childhood - great clouds of oversized winged insects, swarming up from the pavement cracks and the nooks and crannies in walls.
- There was a brightly colored winged insect perched on a stalk of tall grass.
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