In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We are constantly told that geological processes like petrifaction, fossilisation, and stalagmite formation take millions of years - an unimaginably long time.
- One consequence of focusing on the process is that we know it is incorrect to say petrification takes millions of years.
- In petrifaction (sensu stricto) the organic cell walls may decay and be replaced by another phase of minerals, usually with a similar chemical composition to the first phase.
- Though reddish-brown and hardened by petrifaction, the original character of the wood was still evident.
- The fossilization process known as petrifaction usually begins when a tree or log is buried in silica-rich, alkaline volcanic ash or mud.
- I started glowing in my absolute petrifaction of the dark.
- Chalisse looked at her chosen man and saw his petrification.
- Kinamori looked at him, absolute petrifaction written on her face.
- Padlin's petrification seemed to reassure the boy.
- Liberalism provides valorization of the individual subject and the rule of law against the reactionary potential of institutional petrifaction and authoritarian principles.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.