In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- You say there, Mr Tytherleigh, that this beam, although you do not say in your statements where you carried out the test, this beam was not vulnerable to easy penetration with a bradawl?
- The youngster, a Year 10 student, confronted an older pupil with a weapon, believed to be either a knife or a bradawl, a sharp woodworking tool, before punching him.
- When she saw the wound she realised she would not be able to take the bradawl out so she called an ambulance.
- He had then used the hammer to hit the bradawl and activate the trigger.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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