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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- Although there are no fireflies in Britain, maybe I should also spend the summer searching for a glow-worm over here - people are already organising walks for 2003 to hunt for them.
- At first, I thought it must have been some sort of mutant glow-worm!
- That night, after dark, we descended to a cutaway in a hillside where we could view the tiny lights of glow-worms, a first for all of us.
- The best way to explore them and see the unique blue light of the glow-worms clinging to them is on a black-water rafting trip.
- While some locals have ascribed the lights to UFOs, others blamed swarms of fireflies or even glow-worms.
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