In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verboverflew, overflying, overflown
- Please contact Syrian air control and arrange for us permission to overfly Syrian airspace en route to Baghdad.
- We now understand that helicopters are overflying the Green Zone.
- The government granted permission for US military aircraft to land and overfly Ireland only on the basis that they are not part of any military operation.
- The Australian space safety regime has been modelled on the US rules, but has been made even tighter because some of the rockets will have to overfly the Australian mainland.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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