In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Astronomy(fragment) de meteoritometeoric rock — piedra meteórica feminine
- The explosion of a small artificial moon in low orbit sends a meteoric rain onto the Ewok sanctuary, on a scale unmatched since Endor formed.
- In general, the Earth encounters richer meteoric activity during the second half of the year.
- At this early point in the history of the Solar System, meteoric bombardment was intense, and it would have continually opened new holes in the crust, immediately filled by magma.
- The reasons for the formation of these types of clouds is still something of a mystery, but has been suggested that the nuclei that helps them to form is actually meteoric dust.
- Heavy metal is siderion, something made of meteoric iron.
- This quarter's results were the first set which showed some material revenue booking from wireless markets and this market is expected to continue growing at meteoric rates.
- His meteoric rise through the ranks was capped with the U.S. Senate's unanimous confirmation of his nomination as Secretary of State.
- America's working neophytes' unrestrained optimism stems from having come of age in a flush economy and a tight labor market, with lots of highly visible examples of meteoric corporate career arcs.
- In mitigation his lawyer told of the 35-year-old's meteoric rise from a supermarket worker to a multi-millionaire restaurant owner.
- His meteoric rise did encounter a few setbacks and some bad investment decisions, but he has managed to bounce back with his latest creation in the soft toy line: a stuffed deer.
- Before the meteoric spread of Islam outwards from the Arabian peninsula towards the end of the seventh century many of the tribes of North Africa had been converted to Judaism or Christianity.
- It began, inauspiciously, as a summer league team, but its dizzying ascent to prominence since then has been nothing short of meteoric.
- Until Napoleon's luck changed and his health declined, his meteoric rush to empire building can be charted in the chairs that could be found in his various residences and portraits.
- This dramatised resumé of Wilde's life and loves, his meteoric rise and catastrophic fall, is cleverly conceived and, in the main, well executed.
- In the 1980s, a series of Rottweiler attacks squelched that breed's popularity, after what had been a meteoric rise.
- What isn't so typical, though, is the meteoric rise and subsequent slow decline of a man much imitated, never duplicated and unrivaled at his instrument.
- In this competition she won the highly coveted Rosenblatt Recital prize and since then her career has enjoyed what can only be described as a meteoric rise.
- Doyle, 49, had a meteoric rise in the film industry.
- It's been somewhat of a meteoric rise for the Irish band, who are now based in Los Angeles with their studio just a 20-minute walk from Hollywood Boulevard.
- Provincial sources said yesterday that Northern Province had achieved another meteoric improvement in results, from 51,4 percent last year to close to 60 percent this year.
- The show was a meteoric success, becoming the most popular show on the network, and before long was made into a moderately successful film and helped set up two spin off shows.
- But with their meteoric rise to fame, we'd better get used to being this week's Williamsburg, despite the rumour that they've already moved to New York.
- The rise of an automobile culture in the West, and its meteoric boom after World War II, eventually led to self-guided driving tours along nineteen miles of road in 1966.
- The optical component market has few scale efficiencies and this could limit the growth and profitability of the sector particularly as the industry is growing at meteoric rates to satisfy demand due to increased network traffic.
- Many bodybuilders today have short meteoric careers.
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