In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Military Historyfalange feminine
- An hour earlier, phalanxes of police officers had closed in on peaceful sidewalk protestors, forcing them into the street and herding them helplessly away.
- We make our way slowly out of the field and along the side of a small country road, passing a phalanx of police officers dressed in riot gear.
- And there was little beauty, if some nobility, in the famously effective Greek phalanx.
- The Macedonian phalanx was Philip's creation, extended by Alexander.
- Dozens of pro- and anti-Estrada protesters had to be held back from near the main entrance of the court, where a phalanx of policemen were on guard and steel barricades had been erected.
- We were two blocks from the police phalanx moving up the street toward us and pushing the Free Carnival Area of the Americas ahead of them.
- The Romans entered Macedonia, and the Macedonian phalanx fought its last battle on unfavourable ground at Pydna, on the morrow of the lunar eclipse in June 168.
- He was moved through the media scrum surrounded by a phalanx of Dallas police officers.
- Sixteen thousand of them he organized into a massive phalanx, even dressing them in Macedonian style.
- It demonstrated the superiority of the more flexible Roman legion over the Hellenistic pike phalanx.
2plural phalanges /-ændʒiːz/Anatomyfalange feminine
- A calcined distal first phalanx was recovered from Unit B, Level 2, while Unit E, Level 4 contained a calcined distal third phalanx.
- A single manual phalanx is shown on the first digit of the fore foot, although it is possible, or even likely that none of the manual phalanges were ossified.
- Two specimens, a distal two-thirds of a central metapodial and a complete proximal phalanx, are those of a large felid.
- Occasionally the fifth digit has only one crease because of a small middle phalanx.
- Extensor pollicis brevis arises from the radius distal to abductor pollicis longus and inserts onto the base of the proximal phalanx of the thumb.
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