In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The story went that Descartes was so struck with grief that he created an automaton, a mechanical doll, built exactly identical to his dead daughter.
- Paris became a center for high-quality hand-crafted automata and porcelain dolls in the 19th century.
- In the late 1700s, a performer-cum-scientist in the court of Maria Theresa displayed a wooden automaton seated at a gear-filled cabinet.
- He manages to create a believable world of automatons and clockwork mechanisms against a backdrop of the real world.
- Originally, the challenge was to design an automaton that could walk unassisted.
- The camera pans right to left, over the mechanical cymbals, et cetera, on to the automaton playing the drums.
- With 842 lots, the sale will be in two parts: fine toys, biscuit tins and toy soldiers next Tuesday; and mechanical music, automata, dolls and doll's houses on October 30.
- The earliest ‘robots’ were the fixed-base mechanical automatons of the 18th century.
- And in one sense there's nothing new about them - humanoid automata have captured the popular imagination for centuries.
- This reproduction does not simulate the jerky movements of a sci-fi automaton, however, but the strange instruments of a science fiction soundtrack.
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.