In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I called the fairy dell, not noticing the strangeness
- There is a mystic beauty lurking in its vales and dells, which lifts the soul above the realms of time and space, and makes the beholder sense the presence of the divine.
- They were swooping along above a thousand darkened dells, and Kymenos could have chosen any of them to hide in.
- We've ridden down a narrow dell to the edge of an aspen-ringed meadow, where a quarter-mile of sunstruck pasture beckons.
- They ran through the city, carrying power through what use to be forests and peaceful dells.
- I could hear the milk-maids' buckets clatter, the cows lowing in the dell, and the indentured servant boy's tortured cries as he was being flogged.
- There was much talk of shady dells with dappled sunlight, satin sheets and rose petals, fluffy bunnies, tissues, anything that might make the deal sound sweet to both parties.
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