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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- We had to continually step over it and we had to keep our mouths shut in case we swallowed some of the hundreds of bluebottles swarming around the dirt.
- Apart from the threat of sharks, the biggest problem for competitors has been rough seas and bluebottles.
- He said the seven-day collection timetable, introduced in the 1930s, was brought in because the life cycle of the bluebottle was ten days.
- It sits, not quite dead, but buzzing like a bluebottle under a pint glass, its battery acid eating away the carpet.
- Smashing their way in, officers were met with a sickening stench and dead bluebottles covering the stairs.
- Last year the residents living nearest to the field complained of bluebottles getting into their homes.
- In fact, the possibility of being savaged seemed so low on her sense of possibilities that she was almost instantly distracted by a bluebottle banging against the window.
- On the shag, a halo of bluebottle flies buzzing above, lay a great steaming pile.
- In the background, cameras whirred like demented bluebottles, adding their drone to the low buzz of conversation.
- Hundreds of açaí fruits dangle from branches in clusters that look like nests of bluebottles.
- I even open windows for bluebottles and talk them out.
- ‘There used to be halves of bacon hanging outside, whole half pigs, with lots of flies and bluebottles buzzing around,’ she recalls.
- He noticed several bluebottle flies gathering in a panel at the side of the bath.
- My kitchen window is at the back of the house and if I leave it open the house is filled with brown flies - they are not the normal bluebottles but flies which feed on sewage.
- On her right wrist she wore a light bracelet of a similar design, but this had a large blue stone imbedded in it: a single bluebottle trapped in a silver filigree web.
- So I was strolling down the hall when I saw a bluebottle flying towards me at something approaching waist height.
- For all that, though, there was a certain amusing surreality to the show, with jabbering rats, crazed socks and giant bluebottles all regularly putting in appearances.
- To the others in the car she could have been following a circling bluebottle.
- Blowflies, such as greenbottles and bluebottles, are attracted to your rabbit and its housing by the presence of faeces, urine, rotting vegetables and open wounds.
- Would we do the same for baby rats, or baby cockroaches or baby bluebottles?
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