In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It was the glorious Saturday weather that tempted me - crystal clear skies, not a breath of wind, bracing nip in the air.
- The fragrances of roses, peonies, and honeysuckle fill the air, on occasion intermingled with the bracing smells of sage, thyme, and rosemary.
- You can even avoid the bracing walk around 18 holes.
- Graham had a large mug of hot steaming coffee waiting for me as I bustled into the kitchen, bringing the bracing morning air with me.
- The beds are deeply comfortable, and the sheets crisp and fresh as if they have been hung out to dry in the bracing Hebridean air.
- Fresh air, bracing walks, hearty food and reading are on the agenda.
- And I have come to suspect that all my efforts are acting as a bracing tonic to the weeds, bucking them up nicely, and aerating the soil for their growing pleasure.
- It's easy to imagine Victorian families heading out for a bracing dip, using segregated sections of sea with bathing costumes buttoned up to the neck.
- And a bracing four-mile walk on Saturday afternoon was well received and gave everybody an opportunity to get some fresh air and have a good gossip.
- With Morecambe Bay just down the road, you would have expected a bracing blast of sea air on a January foray to Flookburgh.
- We saw lots of birdlife on the island and had a very bracing walk!
- I walked in the bracing mountain air, ate organic vegetarian meals and treated myself to two massages by an expert therapist.
- They are, no doubt, filling their lungs with the same crystal clear and bracing sea air that used to be found in Victorian times, when the resort was famous for being a spa.
- Cool weather, bracing winds and indoor heating can rob skin of essential moisture needed to keep it supple.
- Win, lose or draw, the tension would have ensured the pressing need for bracing sea air to clear this morning's hangovers.
- I was fine, wrapped in my weatherproof anorak with the hood up, and found the walk from one end of the precinct to the other a bracing and refreshing experience.
- If you need some fresh air take a bracing walk up Arthur's Seat.
- Perhaps the bracing British sea air isn't quite what it once was.
- A bracing exhilaration rises from his caustic treatment of everyone else's values.
- It got cold last night in Ptown; it seemed that in the course of a couple hours, summer blew away and we were whisked right into a crisp, bracing fall.
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