In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(substance/fumes) nocivo(substance/fumes) tóxico(suggestions/influence/ideas) nocivo(suggestions/influence/ideas) pernicioso
- It is not necessary to prove damage to health from noxious emissions in order to establish a nuisance.
- In the past, I used to believe that in a democracy these people should be free to foul the airwaves with their noxious opinions.
- His continued presence in government taints it with the noxious smell of cronyism.
- Visitors have to contend with toxic gases, noxious fumes, and showers of hot ash.
- The courts have experienced problems over the definition of poison or other noxious thing.
- It's an artificial fragrance used in an attempt to cover up the noxious smell of pesticides.
- What's less well understood is how noxious such projects are for the cities that surround them.
- Narcissism is a noxious mental disease that leads people to grandiose delusions.
- If the fox population is to be controlled, (as it must be) fox hunting is no more noxious than other means of doing this.
- More to the point, it involves copious amounts of rubber cement and other noxious solvents.
- It can remove toxic and noxious gases from sewers and clean the air of vaults and tanks.
- Luckily I smelled the noxious fumes, ran upstairs and managed to extinguish it.
- They fill the air with noxious fumes, besides causing sound pollution.
- Burning glue sent noxious fumes into the night sky in Brentford this week, after a factory caught fire near the Great West Road.
- The closer I got to her room, the stronger I could smell the noxious fumes.
- The noxious fumes are believed to have been caused by a sulphuric acid-based cleaning agent.
- The residents say that even in fine and warm weather they also have to endure the noxious smell of sewage from their drains.
- By vigorously churning the tank every day, she helps the noxious mixture rot and produce the methane that heats her tea.
- There is also a specific obligation to prevent the emission of noxious or offensive substances into the atmosphere.
- Residents quite rightly complain of flies, noxious odours, dust, seagulls and noise pollution from the site.
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