In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For day after day south of Marzuk we saw nothing but stony wastes and sand dunes with never a blade of grass or bush to relieve the aridity.
- Nothing but vast sand dunes and arid desert far as the eye could see in all directions.
- The group will face eight days of walking across rocky plateaus, sand dunes and salt pans.
- The action of the play takes place in a remote ramshackle beach house built on sand dunes.
- The helicopter was returning from a successful rescue mission off Helvick Head when it hit a sand dune in thick fog.
- There were also sand dunes and shingle banks that were later used for building roads in the new town.
- It has 8,000 kilometres of shores going from sand dunes to volcanic headlands.
- It is generally agreed that the linear dunes in the Namib Sand Sea have extended from south to north.
- On this part of the coast the dunes of the Namib Desert come right down to the sea.
- From the higher seats, visitors can glimpse stunning views of sand dunes and sparkling sea.
- Eventually, he reached a beach and dragged himself through sand dunes until he reached a disused campsite.
- The terrain he covers will vary from sand dunes to dried up riverbeds to tarmac roads - but it will always be tough.
- After a journey of many hours across sand dunes and pock-marked roads, we arrived in the village of Bananey.
- We had both gotten up early and drove to Jockey's Ridge state park, the largest sand dune on the East Coast.
- Because the fish will be waiting in ambush behind the top of the sand dune watching for baitfish or whatever to be washed into their field of view.
- A herd of camels strolls past as we pull up at a sand dune for the second night of desert camping.
- I recognise that there is a fair bit of information to be absorbed there, but it is quite a lot like wading through sand dunes.
- It grows on upper shores or in wet hollows in sand dunes, on the West coasts of Wales and southern England.
- No 3 on the list is the Viking burial boat discovered sticking out of a sand dune on the island of Sanday in 1991.
- It does have sand and sand dunes, but primarily that red, raw earth that we see so often in paintings.
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