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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- The hammer drill, with its ratchet-like impact mechanism, works best on brick, block, and light concrete, but not hard concrete (that is, high compressive strength concrete or that with large aggregate).
- If you have a lot of holes to drill or are drilling unusually hard materials, you may need the extra power of a hammer drill.
- A contractor can switch the operating mode of the DV14DV rotary hammer from a driver drill to a hammer drill with just a turn of the tool's selection dial.
- On one job, she dangled beneath the 90-foot-high arches of New York City's Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine for more than three hours while installing crack gauges with a hammer drill.
- The next door neighbour getting carried away with his hammer drill when the mood takes him, and his Alsatian's demented reactions, can rapidly unravel your sanity.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.