In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He proved that the earth was spherical and speculated about sailing around the world 17 centuries before Columbus.
- Through the gentle curves of its spherical design, the stadium merges with its surroundings.
- The pills are perfectly spherical, opaque, and shiny, like tiny pearls.
- What adds a certain urgency to his message is that he himself has suffered a heart attack, even though he does not conform to the generously fat-reinforced spherical figures that he has been talking about.
- All five were hollow, spherical objects (balls).
- I get dressed in my armor, and then I touch the spherical shaped switch that will bring the lift up to my room.
- At the stove, someone is lifting pancakes from the skillet, placing them in the warmer, and pouring in fresh batter which distributes itself into spherical shapes.
- The US system consists of a small box that digitally scans fingerprints and a spherical computer camera that snaps pictures.
- The container looked much like a scientific chemical bottle, with a rounded, spherical bottom and an elongated neck.
- The elliptical shape can curve, but a round spherical shape can not.
- She could see the round, spherical canvasses stretched across the metal, almost grotesquely.
- I had that experience in the early 80s, when I spent five days racing around a maze eating spherical doughnuts, and waiting for my ghostly pursuers to turn blue.
- An oblong Earth that swells out at the equator would turn more slowly than a spherical Earth - astronomers use the analogy of a figure skater who turns faster as he draws in his arms.
- Trees with this form have several to many lateral branches that compete with the central stem for dominance resulting in a spherical or globose crown.
- Most of the major varieties are illustrated as well as some of their companions - the infamous bubble dome stereos, spherical speakers and round, hanging televisions.
- The huge, perfectly spherical structure sat like a giant black pearl in the middle of the city.
- It was round and spherical, with a deep groove on one side.
- At 85 km, the self-stabilizing spherical capsule separates.
- A tiny somewhat spherical shaped object appeared off in the distance, moving quickly and effortlessly to the side of the craft.
- A fish heart is almost spherical just as a whale's (a mammal) is.
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