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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- A tool to scrape away weathered surfaces of rocks will expose fresh surfaces for close-up study.
- Ahead lies Bynack's shapely summit ridge of weathered granite.
- Gates of bamboo or weathered wood will typically let you know where you're not welcome.
- There are no green-covered trees to shelter us from the icy north blasts, just the weathered clapboard of this rickety house.
- A welter of ancient corridors in a ruin gives way to a clear space, contained within a circle of weathered obelisks.
- Our children bring children to bless her, her face more weathered than mine.
- Randy Eckert, owner of the old Steltzenriede property, stands in the loft of his old, weathered barn.
- The visitor is drawn into the building between huge weathered industrial Corten steel wings.
- He is in his late 20s with a weathered face.
- We pull up in front of a weathered frame house tucked behind a real-estate office on a busy main road.
- The canvases seem to have arisen from excavation; their weathered, oxidised appearance has an architectural appeal.
- In a small fishing village in Cuba, Santiago, an old, weathered fisherman has just gone 84 days without catching a fish.
- Seated at the weathered picnic table, we wrote notes to their mother.
- The last of his schools, Catholic-run St Francis Xavier's College, is still there; a weathered 1950s building.
- The weathered speedboats line up along three small piers every morning, right next to large police boats that patrol the strait.
- The result was a graceful shell of weathered brick, rose-coloured with tall, symmetrically disposed openings on each side.
- The French media kept the weathered faces of the disgruntled farmers in the press for months.
- We all trudged down to The Hazards, which are a chain of weathered granite domes.
- Individuals can be collected by hand from weathered portions of the limestone.
- His tanned, weathered hands firmly gripped the steering wheel.
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