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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- This nest is usually in a spruce or other conifer and may be 4'40 feet up.
- Although most species of spruce prefer moist, well drained soils with moderate to good fertility, they will grow on rather sandy soils if there is a favorable water table throughout the growing season.
- Before planting either your boxwood or dwarf spruce, select containers that will accommodate these evergreen shrubs up to their mature size.
- ‘I wanted my husband to plant a big spruce so that at Christmas I could decorate it with lights,’ she says.
- There are few more rewarding experiences than driving a team of huskies through this vast land of mountains, spruce forests and endless silence.
- The best trees to plant with wildlife in mind are cherry and mulberry for their fruits, pines and spruces for their seed-bearing cones and deciduous trees that vary in size and density.
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- ‘Why are they doing this work so early in the morning?’ she asked Captain Duro when he appeared on deck looking as spruce and polished as he had on the first day she met him.
- Just further down the lane were three tiny cottages which always looked spruce in this quiet backwater and their small gardens were bright with flowers.
- A very spruce maid welcomed him and showed him into the Bishop's drawing-room.
- These are the most recently refurbished rooms at the Rubens, so décor is sprucer and fresher than elsewhere in the hotel.
- The place has also recently been restored and so is looking quite spruce.
- The actor looks much too spruce for someone who is living rough.
- In outward appearance, he was a cherubically round man, about 45, in a spruce pinstripe suit and a new blue tie.
- To turn up at County Hall looking dapper and spruce would have been to strike a false, jarring note of misplaced optimism.
- The track looked sprucer than it has for a long time, " said one Silverstone old timer.
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