In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It appears that a workman was doing repairs below the roof and using a blowlamp.
- Fire caused £1M of damage to Clover Mill on Thursday, 5 June 1952, after a blowlamp exploded in the basement.
- Consumer watchdogs have suspended sales of a household blowlamp that has been found to be potentially dangerous.
- Examples in Fig.4 show that 15-30% of leaf fresh weight (about 20-40% of leaf water content) is driven off as steam when leaflets are scorched with the blowlamp.
- And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.
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.