In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They watch for prey from slightly elevated perches such as hummocks, rocks, and fence posts.
- Coming back we crossed a vast expanse of low, sandy hummocks covered with sand verbena.
- They sat on a raised hummock, and soon the hummock became an island as the water rose about them.
- Rounding off the pavilion's layers is a roof garden with grassy hummocks and a calm, reflecting pool.
- It is situated on the ground, on grass clumps or hummocks in the open tundra.
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