In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The air becomes unbreathable, and in one second they appear from every direction.
- Newly painted walls, new carpets and new books create an atmosphere that's close to unbreathable.
- A steamy gust of something unbreathable gushed out.
- I'm glad of it for between the smoking of this cut-rate lamp oil & the babe's soggy diapers, the air in here is near unbreathable.
- Even lower, the air was toxic and unbreathable from industrial waste and severe radiation.
- In the past, miners used caged canaries to tell when the air in a mine was going bad; when the canaries stopped singing, it was time to get out before the air became unbreathable.
- But that will thankfully never happen, because without trees and animals, food chains collapse, the air is unbreathable, they die, we die - or maybe no one's thought of that.
- The noise is unbearable, the air is unbreathable, it takes 8 hours to get to the track, 10 hours to get home, it's 135 degrees in the shade (not that there is any), and you can't see a dang-fool thing.
- Fear, however, is an entirely normal reaction, especially when smoke is thick, truncheons are swinging and the air unbreathable.
- The smell of stagnant, rotting waters hung so thickly that the air was nearly unbreathable.
- Polluted waters, destroyed forests, unbreathable air, the tiger and the elephant going extinct, the drowning of the Narmada valley, a Chernobyl there, Bhopal here… as many examples as you may want to look for.
- Apart from the unbreathable air that such coal burning would create, carbon emissions from fossil-fuel burning in China alone would rival those of the entire world today.
- The computer lab in which I work, housing 10 computers in a small, box-like room, becomes like a sauna, with 30-plus degree temperatures and an unbreathable air supply.
- Does it make sense to, say, work overtime to save local green space when national policies create air so unbreathable it's unsafe to be outside on summer days?
- The gaping hole in the ship meant that much of the air was completely unbreathable so both men wore their helmets set to recycled air.
- Part of the training involved incorporates the use of breathing apparatus which are integral in enabling fire fighters to work safely and effectively in toxic and unbreathable atmospheres.
- He says the problem got so bad that it began affecting his asthma, to the point where the air in his apartment became unbreathable.
- It is a disturbing piece, composed for a city where pollution levels generated by Soviet industry remained notorious long after the fall of Communism, producing air that was unbreathable and water that was undrinkable.
- The air itself is of course completely unbreathable because it's 95% carbon dioxide.
- In the time she was out, the air had become dense and almost unbreathable.
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