In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Bond's preoccupation with brand names made him a precursor of the consumer society.
- This monologue dates from 1977, and it is perhaps most interesting as a precursor of the author's later and better work.
- This is a precursor of the modern Spaghetti alla carbonara, one of the most popular pasta dishes, but of obscure origin.
- This took place in 1922, and was a precursor of the show trials of the following decades.
- In so doing, Coram created London's first art gallery, a precursor of the Royal Academy.
- As the first venture develops it is the precursor of what may become a new niche in the travel industry and in holiday home real estate.
- Hubris has most clearly set in and hubris is the precursor of the end.
- It therefore formed a precursor of the Renaissance court.
- In the Netherlands, shared care models have acted as a precursor of the recently introduced concept of disease management.
- The clicking noise is normally a precursor of a lost/broken rivet and should be regarded as a warning sign.
- The pre-meal selection of chutneys is a precursor of the sharp flavours to come.
- What appeals to me is that it's a precursor of Pinter and a follower of Coward.
- Companies can be guided by key lead indicators which have historically been a precursor of a change in activity levels for their business sector.
- It was an obvious precursor of today's great intermediary, money, in such forms as bank credit.
- On the one hand, alchemy is regarded as a precursor of the modern science of chemistry.
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