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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- Launching the craft from the base of a steep bank of boulders we push onto a serene section of river in bright morning sunshine.
- Position rocks or boulders around the posts, as well, to create added interest.
- If we had skidded here we'd have had a long fall before crashing into the sharp boulders below.
- The reverie was broken as if someone hurled a boulder into a smooth flowing stream.
- Raised beds are often contained by large well fitted boulders or split granite.
- The pool itself is strewn with huge granite boulders that jut out of the water like ancient statues.
- The rescue efforts were also hampered by huge boulders, broken tree trunks and thick mud.
- The hard bedrock prevented deep sockets being excavated, so the stones were supported by boulders.
- I slowly made my way up a surface of unstable icy boulders, but higher up a slick of snow made the footing a little more secure.
- The organisation said the most numerous relics were rock carvings found on boulders and outcrops.
- The walls and sea floor consist of stark boulders and rough seams of rock uncolonised by sedentary species.
- At 10m the reef of boulders and rock gave way to a soft silt seabed covered in large patches of eelgrass.
- The boys ascended a steep slope of pink rock to hide behind a boulder and watch.
- Immense seascapes give way to more intimate, detailed pictures such as boulders on the beach at Lonbain.
- We went to the edge of one of the large boulders on either side of the falls and peered down.
- The trees, caves and boulders have a mystical atmosphere, with signposts few and far between.
- A natural row of boulders formed a sort of perimeter to the city though I noticed no evidence of any actual wall.
- Fortified by some lunch we clambered up a final range of large boulders and emerged onto the windswept summit.
- She hid behind a rock and quietly slunk around the pond, seeking refuge behind rocks and boulders.
- The trail narrowed, weaving round giant boulders and overhangs of smooth rock.
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