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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- Soon it began to rain, and what began with the patter of hail became a succession of cloudbursts, which eventually evened out into an unremitting downpour.
- Rather than a sudden, drenching cloudburst, last Friday's rain was a slow and steady downpour.
- Chaos erupted during a heavy cloudburst, forcing the large crowd to push through entrances for shelter.
- The shops on the riverside suddenly seemed a dangerous place to shelter from the deluge, which had started with a cloudburst about 3 pm on Monday afternoon.
- Heavy cloudbursts over hills around the resort brought silt and mud tumbling down onto roadways, leaving motorists stranded.
- All day it threatens to rain, we get sudden cloudbursts, but only when we're indoors or in the car, never when we might get wet.
- Rain began to fall, spattering the ground and the soldiers, washing away the blood and grime in the sudden cloudburst.
- Amid a sudden cloudburst, the rain fogged up the windows and the Guardsmen took another wrong turn, getting about four minutes off course before turning around.
- Pack plenty of spare clothes against the eventuality of getting soaked while out in a torrential cloudburst.
- A cloudburst on Sunday afternoon caused the river to flood and they were washed off a low-level bridge.
- Well, we had a cloudburst with lightening and thunder this afternoon.
- It has survived thunderstorms and cloudbursts and has taken place every year except during the two world wars.
- Two early cloudbursts threatened to spoil the fun but after that it was all sunshine.
- Picnickers would aver that being caught in the Museum grounds during a cloudburst is hardly a pleasant experience.
- The rain that came down upon the city was like a cloudburst; the last time the rain poured down like this was some ten years ago.
- During Thursday afternoon's cloudburst, lightning struck a business in Grahamstown.
- One rancher showed us a photo of his pickup half-buried in sand during a cloudburst.
- This month too frequent cloudbursts will turn these potholes into lakes.
- Here was Spain having its hottest summer for years and we turn up to an absolute cloudburst.
- There was a cloudburst in the afternoon with lots of lightening and thunder and today is overcast with light showers.
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