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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- They fish a worm-eaten corpse out of the river while swimming.
- Fourteen-centimetre shells sit on the sea floor nearby, in what is left of the worm-eaten wooden boxes that once held them.
- Then you got the fun of walking over a narrow worm-eaten wooden bridge with the water lapping a few inches below.
- Imposing at 75 inches on a side and 7 inches deep, the painting, like eight others shown here, has holes drilled in its edges, like worm-eaten driftwood.
- Now, on the whole, this sort of vivid reference to rotting flesh and the worm-eaten body is not a very good argument for seduction.
- The old stone walls are, however, left visible at both ends, while the warped, worm-eaten roof trusses are on full view.
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