In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The lamp posts in the park were designed to resemble toadstools, and the light they shed was not strong enough to overcome what was still left of the day.
- For instance, the modern tide of new houses springing up round Mayo like concrete toadstools spells death for miles of hedgerows, dry stone walls and the wild-life that depends on such habitat.
- In the UK we have an estimated 12,000 species of fungi, many of which produce large and attractively coloured fruit bodies we all know as mushrooms and toadstools.
- My mother, Mary, could often be seen walking around the outskirts of the forest, picking mushrooms and toadstools.
- On our land, I found evidence of that century-old slaughter in the form of huge, rotting, sawed-off stumps hidden like giant toadstools.
- A bevy of professional ‘risk assessors’ has cropped up on TV and radio like toadstools after a summer rain.
- All that remain, on the grass, are the three large toadstools - or are they mushrooms?
- We collected it, fried it in butter, and relished its delicious taste, while Henrik was convinced that we would soon die in pain, poisoned by ‘these terrible toadstools.’
- And as for the nation, Australia's economic performance looks healthy when homes grow like toadstools, and bleak when the boom subsides.
- Are they the sort that's just darker grass, or dead grass, or the sort with actual toadstools / mushrooms?
- I didn't turn to gardening, of course, beyond helping Graham remove a nest of snails from the back garden and several small colonies of forest toadstools from the front path and grass.
- The fly agaric or fairy toadstool grows here too, especially under birch along with other woodland fungi.
- And their centers had turned into brown patches where it seemed even the little toadstools I had stupidly admired had trouble growing.
- It had high mountains where dragons slept in dark caves and low valleys where tiny sprites slept under toadstools.
- The fungal kingdom is a lot more than mushrooms and toadstools.
- They decided to make a collection of all the plants, animals and insects they could find, and smuggled home innumerable beetles, toadstools, dead birds, hedgehogs, frogs, caterpillars and minnows and sloughed snakeskins.
- All around the two girls grew large specimens of fungi: mushrooms nearly as tall as them grew from the ground, and toadstools and bracken protruded from the rocky walls in clumps.
- If the Killarney Town Council delegation pays a visit, they can experience the thrill of sitting on seats that resemble toadstools, surrounded by a little bridge and fountain to create the ultimate Alice in Wonderland experience.
- You expect me to believe that your people find their children growing under toadstools?
- ‘I fell in love with toadstools,’ she explained.
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