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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- All kinds of weather conditions marked the week, from strong storm fronts, to gentle zephyrs and horrendous wind-shifts, turning 180 degrees.
- Their magenta leaves swayed from the gentle zephyr that crossed their path.
- Crickets were chirruping, a soft zephyr was softly blowing the tree branches, and everything was quiet.
- Anything less than a wind of 30 miles per hour is considered but a gentle zephyr.
- Leaves swirled around his feet, dancing in the gentle zephyr.
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