In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- On one of the lightning rods, a crow sits and caws.
- In one funeral scene, not only does the coffin break open to reveal the corpse, but also a black crow begins ominously cawing.
- But it's also a rustic idyll - an extensively renovated old style estate cottage in the middle of a copse of tall tree where rooks caw incessantly in the Spring sunshine.
- Branches against the window creak and caw in the wind like birds.
- A raven cawed as the light began to fade and the wind partially subsided.
- They took off, cawing as they flew towards the rising sun.
- A great flock of multicoloured tropical birds burst forth from the depths of the jungle, cawing and squawking as they rose ever higher into the air.
- Outside, Lindsay thought he heard a crow cawing.
- At dawn, just when one has forgotten about him for a minute and dozed off, a crow caws loudly.
- The crows are great as harbingers of spring but wear out their welcome quickly by shamelessly eating songbird eggs and cawing endlessly about absolutely nothing on the oaks surrounding my yard.
- Sometimes when they fly over me they look me in the eye and caw.
- Something in the tall trees by the pavilion was cawing raucously.
- She looked over to the window and saw a midnight crow sitting on the balcony, cawing arrogantly.
- The bell has tolled, the crow has cawed in ominous overtones, there's been a dark and stormy night, and now finally we know the results of the election.
- The crow landed on her shoulder and cawed again.
- A giant parrot flies up and lands on my shoulder and caws because he hasn't learned to talk yet.
- Thrushes sing in the green shrubbery; rooks caw in the elms.
- Somewhere a crow caws, and in the far distance those black birds endlessly circle a spot on the western edge of the world.
- It's like having a crow caw constantly in your ear at noon every weekday, and then suddenly being told that it's going to be replaced with something else.
- Rooks caw in the trees, jackdaws nest in their new chimney, sparrows feed on neighbours' tables.
- Otherworldly caws, a sound they produce only when they are at sea, enable the sociable birds to maintain contact even in stormy conditions.
- She heard caws and shrieks, but she didn't have time to try to analyze all of them.
- Didn't get much birding in this weekend as a result of the closet ordeal but I did notice that a blue jay in our neighborhood is mimicking the crows very well, only its caws are much softer and a bit rapid - impressive nonetheless.
- For example, in Disneyland there are fake birds worked by electric motors which emit caws and shrieks as you pass by them.
- A large raven sat perched upon the fence and gave a loud, obnoxious caw.
- Crows crept over the shreds of flesh, silent but for the flapping out of black wings and a few angry caws.
- The ground was hard and brown and rocky, parched, but the caw of birds from a nearby grove of olive trees muted the sound of my footsteps.
- Closing her eyes and trying to sleep, she suddenly heard the familiar caw of a crow from above in the tree.
- The bird seemed to answer this time, with another caw.
- Young himself appears to favor not the lofty melodies of tradition's songbirds but the crows' familiar caw caw.
- The sound of caws resonated through the forest.
- Breeding adults may emit caws, sighs or hissing calls.
- He could just make out tropical birds flitting from tree to tree their faint caws echoing up from the valley.
- The crow's caw is much more harsh and resonant than that of the rook.
- Not for her, of course, left swinging in a cave to the caw of crows, but so the rest of us can go on.
- A caw sounded and she looked up to see a large crow sitting on a bright streetlamp.
- As I entered the park just beyond the lane, my thoughts were again interrupted, this time by a short series of caws coming from three crows flying overhead.
- Similarly her voice possesses a strange avian quality somewhere between a dulcet caw, a folk drawl and that associated with young children.
- A raven cried from a tree top, its caw echoing over a beaver-meadow of scarlet pitcher plants.
- Instead I was met with the harsh caw of a crow, breaking the eerie silence.
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