In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Labour could be left ruing that decision this weekend.
- They battled hard throughout but were left to rue their many missed chances.
- Drivers who did not heed the advice were to rue their decision later.
- The modern Republican Party will rue the day they pushed us to our limit.
- They probably are rueing some missed chances but no doubt they will learn from the experience and we are very proud of their achievements this year.
- Residents who planted trees on this road are now ruing the decision that they once thought would help the community.
- The show's producers must be ruing the day they decided to let contestants play until they lose.
- Mackenzie himself went further than expected in the championship, but will still be rueing his semi-final defeat.
- They ventured into sports much later in their life, having spent most of their formative years ruing their misfortune.
- I wonder if in years to come I will look back and rue an opportunity missed?
- Right now, kindly liberals are rueing his jackbooted foray into immigration.
- Anglers might be rueing the lack of permanent pegging.
- States that worked hard to attract high-tech jobs are also ruing the decision, and discovering that a more diversified economy is more prosperous during the bust.
- They squandered the opportunity and will surely rue that decision.
- Graduate students who want to pursue particular issues will rue the lack of footnotes.
- I rue the fact that I never seized on this domain name for my site.
- They were four goals down at the last change and were left ruing their slow start.
- She seems to be rueing that choice, but we'll see how that turns out.
- She expressed admiration for his work, but rued her inability to understand his mathematics.
- Some of you may be ruing the rise of the religious right.
- A double economic blow that could cost South Lakeland more than 60 jobs has left two local businessmen rueing the day they sold their successful firms to out-of-town companies.
- Several statements about rue in the current herbal literature need clarification.
- Many herbs can help to deter flies, such as lavender, sweet woodruff, lemon verbena, star anise, tansy, any of the mints, rosemary, bay, chamomile, rue, elder, southernwood and basil.
- The national plant is rue, and the national bird is the stork.
- The medical use of rue is very wide.
- Not all herbs smell good - catmint, curry plant, pyrethrum, rue, santolina and tansy are all pretty pongy, ranging from slightly musty to downright disgusting.
- Although rue is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens or flowerbeds, its strong smell usually makes rue unpopular for use close to homes.
- In ancient Greece and Egypt, rue was employed to stimulate menstrual bleeding, induce abortions, and strengthen eyesight.
- Less invasive is common rue, a medicinal plant with blueish leaves and yellow flowers.
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