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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- Kick aside a pile of fresh horse droppings, and a small cloud of flies is sure to explode around you.
- One patient cleaned rodent droppings from her home within two weeks of her illness.
- There may have been a few more dried bird droppings, but other than that, everything was the same.
- Above the water it's a rugged shoreline and a few jagged rocks adorned with bird droppings.
- We were walking in a quiet street when my wife noticed bird droppings on her coat.
- The nest is a depression in the moss, and the droppings of the young accumulate to form a rim.
- A hotel worker dons a gas mask to keep out the stench from bird droppings while removing the nests from the rafters.
- It is transmitted through urine and droppings from infected rodents, and airborne particles.
- The white droppings of birds served as location pointers for eagles and vultures nesting in the craggy reaches.
- Occupied herons' nests may be readily told by numerous droppings on the ground beneath them.
- Become familiar with what your bird's normal droppings look like before the switch.
- Sacks and boxes containing food had been gnawed by rats and droppings were found throughout the premises.
- These include taking care on farms, where children may come into contact with the bug if it is present in animal droppings.
- Parasitic wasps in search of a caterpillar host may be drawn to their prey by the odor of its droppings.
- He moved silently, on the lookout for tracks, droppings or other animal signs.
- She said that large amounts of the virus were known to be excreted in the droppings of infected birds.
- The officers found numerous rat droppings and structural damage caused by rodent activity.
- Acid rain and rain that mixes with corrosive bird droppings also tend to do more damage.
- Health officials attribute infections in humans to contact with the droppings of sick birds.
- But soon new seeds are carried in by the wind and on the fur of animals or in their droppings.
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