In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At points the towpath is bordered by mature trees and thickets of elder and hawthorn, home to many different species of birds.
- Dense thickets of shrubs can have a strong impact on vegetation development, often reducing tree invasion for decades.
- It was basically underbrush - small bushes, thickets, plants with long branches and thorns.
- She had a small house between the villages, on a small hill near a thicket of oak trees.
- The track was soft and mossy, and it led though ferns and brackens, thickets of brambles and groves of tall Himalayan cedar trees.
- Do you enjoy wading through dense thickets of symbolism?
- A winding road slopes downhill through a thicket of trees before looping once around a tiny manmade lake.
- The dense thicket of rules and exceptions will drive away, or drive mad, almost anyone else.
- It occurs along coastal beaches of the West Indies and Central America, where its dense thickets are often cultivated to provide a windbreak.
- Up to eight warblers may arrive in dense gorse thickets, particularly on clear, cold nights.
- The birds love the dense thickets and scrub and clumps of bushes like blackthorn that grow in the older sites of the park.
- Song sparrows live in a variety of dense, brushy thickets.
- They rode down a dirt path in the forest amid the thickets of bushes and trees.
- Invasive species often form dense stands or thickets that crowd out native vegetation.
- Growing in dense thickets, it becomes vulnerable over time to attacks from insects and disease.
- It is a very attractive park of rolling hills, open grassy valleys, interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands.
- The owl soared downwards into the thicket of pine trees where its nest was.
- Barely 20 feet below us was a dense thicket of bushes, and there the car lay on its side, undamaged.
- This study emerged from, and was carried out within, a dense thicket of contradictions.
- She ran faster, and tried to lose them by running through thickets and in between trees.
- Regan walked through a thicket of trees and pushed a few branches away.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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