In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1precursor masculineprecursora feminine
- The forerunner of today's thrill-filled white knuckle rides has been putting people in York in a spin.
- These discs were specially produced for the player, and included forerunners of today's audio books, such as an adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
- As far as Bangalore is concerned, the erstwhile City Improvement Trust Board was the forerunner in developing housing layouts as early as in the nineteen fifties.
- The initiative was perhaps the forerunner of today's hospitality boxes, although with a slight difference.
- The suburb is more of an ad hoc social development, a forerunner of the gated community, built around the principle of exclusion.
- Our aim was to bring these resources together and the work we did made the partnership the forerunner to today's Local Strategic Partnership, which attracts millions of pounds of investment into the area.
- Mr Freeman said some people were opposed to anything they saw as a forerunner of development.
- The watchmen were the forerunners of today's police force.
- Should we pity a team that was one of the forerunners in the development of the slowdown, hard-nosed, tough-defending style that bored a generation?
- Instead it was added at the cooking stage through the addition of substances like garum, which was made from salted anchovies, the forerunner of today's ketchup.
- Along with this, Farr developed a classification of diseases, the forerunner of today's international classifications administered by the World Health Organisation.
- They were the forerunners of today's Afrocentric rappers, opening the door to a jazz/hip-hop union that continues to be experimented with from London to New York.
- The Army bought some for issue to the 1st Special Service Force, forerunners of today's Green Berets.
- In reality he moved into offices in London's Victoria Street and set up the forerunner of today's MI5.
- Paralyzing the muscles required that the anaesthetist take over the ventilation of the patient's lungs, and this resulted in the development of automatic ventilators, the forerunners of today's life support machines.
- And V-weapons were the forerunners of many later developments in weapons and space technology.
- About 10,000 years ago, the forerunners of today's sheep and goats are the first animals to be domesticated by the Neolithic inhabitants of the area.
- This situation has almost been reached in Denmark, and the trend may be a forerunner of a development that has begun or will begin in other European countries.
- This was an early forerunner of the programmes developed some twenty years later for mainstreaming disabled children.
- The forerunners of today's Thais gradually moved from what is now southern China into the area of the Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins.
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