In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Are strychnine or warfarin poisons or noxious things?
- Some medicines used during the Civil War now are known to be poisons, including arsenic and strychnine.
- Her weapon of choice was arsenic or strychnine, poison which she bought from a chemist in Turffontein.
- Others combined wine with strychnine, a poison used as a stimulant in small amounts.
- For example, potatoes contain solanine, mushrooms have strychnine, apples and apricots have cyanide.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.