In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He opened his eyes to see a semicircular arc cut into the hillside.
- We identified the exposed population on the map by drawing a semicircular arc from the incident site in the direction of the greatest density of smoke, which we established by chemical meteorological data.
- The city grew up around its Roman monuments, which include a semicircular theatre and a triumphal arch.
- He worked on architecture at Fontainebleau, and cast the large semicircular bronze relief of the languid Nymph of Fontainebleau, surrounded by beasts.
- Another building made out of white marble the church was in a semicircular shape, the flat front held up by a giant array of ornate pillars, and the entrance reached by a huge set of steps.
- Precolonial multiple dwelling homesteads, which still exist in rural areas, tended to group lineage clusters or extended families in a semicircular grouping of round or oval one-room dwellings.
- With the looping left-right into the semicircular end-turn coming up fast, go hard on the brakes, and turn in firmly before pushing up the power again to aim for the exit.
- In the upper syncarpous part of the gynoecium the two bands of vascular bundles of the next higher bifurcation join to form a semicircular to almost circular complex of bundles.
- For many centuries women in Iran have done this by wearing the chador, a semicircular piece of dark cloth that is wrapped expertly around the body and head, and gathered at the chin.
- The formerly semicircular forestage that connected the audience to the actors became a straight and narrow apron that divided the two groups.
- A small, semicircular tunnel with two entrances had been weathered out of the soft rock.
- A large convex molding, semicircular in cross section, located at the base of a classical column.
- We slowed down outside a house with an American flag hanging from the eaves and a Jaguar and a Grand Cherokee in the semicircular driveway.
- They were strictly herbivorous and had wide semicircular, or rectangular cropping jaws packed with spoon-shaped teeth for taking big mouthfuls of fodder.
- Each of the openings has a substantially triangular shape, trapezoidal or semicircular shape.
- An obvious example is the almost semicircular boundary between North America and West Africa along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the Azores and the Equator.
- This specimen looks a bit odd because it, like most specimens from the Wheeler Shale, is missing its ‘free cheeks’, semicircular portions of the head that broke away during molting.
- Ten hours, two plane rides and one welcome drink passed before I found myself facing the turquoise waters off Berjaya Redang Beach Resort's semicircular beach within Teluk Dalam Bay.
- The semicircular filled cakes are then deep fried.
- Architecturally they incorporate the low roofs, polygonal towers and shallow, semicircular domes of the Byzantine mode.
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