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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- Some reports said the first plan would have involved removing most of the trees from the picturesque wooded knoll overlooking the harbour.
- Situated on a high knoll - Black Craig - it was clearly an excellent defensive vantage point providing views over the surrounding countryside.
- From the bealach we climbed up through some trees to a rocky knoll from where another path eventually zig-zagged its way to the grassy summit.
- This walk follows a circular route around an irregularly shaped tarn, through broadleaf woodland and shady conifers and across grassy knolls nibbled by sheep.
- Ahead were more hills, more little valleys, more slopes and hollows and knolls.
- The two were fencing on top of a grassy knoll, with mountains in the distance.
- A couple of hundred feet above us, on a small knoll, stood a deserted fort, a relic from the French occupation.
- The species also extends to several of the rocky knolls in the area.
- Perched on a knoll at 6,400 feet, the hut looks out onto a line of ridges where the subalpine forest climbs to 7,800 feet before giving way to the granite flanks of the Caucasus.
- Cows and herdsmen alike shun the warm sand of a track bordered with withered sedge, to hide in the shade of an oakwood on a nearby knoll.
- The 24-metre high mast was to be located on a small tree-topped knoll above the Owenmore River.
- The lodge is built on a small knoll, overlooking the main waterhole.
- The village is perched on a knoll above the spume, and its tall houses seem to turn their backs on the sea.
- After some distance the trail rose sharply, and ended in a grassy glade atop a knoll.
- I made an unusually gentle landing for a person of my size in a wild patch of sagebrush on the top of huge knoll.
- Leave the road and take a track which runs to the left, leaving it almost immediately to follow a path which runs south round a knoll.
- She arrived a little before Kayla and laid out a blanket on a grassy knoll overlooking the lake.
- With picnic blankets, hampers and candles in safety cups, the visitors began taking up their positions on the grassy knoll.
- The first hour today was one part exhilaration, nine parts exhaustion, as he demonstrated how to inch sideways up a snowy knoll in skis.
- He sat down next to me on the grassy knoll by Tommy's grave.
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