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Nationality Words In Idioms
Idioms and Proverbs
"In idioms we often refer to nationalities. A ludicrously incongruous statement may be called an "Irish bull", and drink-induced courage may be termed "Dutch courage". This quiz is about similar nationality-linked idioms."
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Being absent without permission may be called:___________ leave?
Some nationality adjectives may refer to specific 'local recipes'. What is for instance the name for a hard-boiled egg enclosed in sausage-meat, which is then fried and ultimately served as either a cold or a hot platter?
What kind of twins are "congenitally" united by part of their bodies?
Both "melancholia" and "rickets" have been called the __________ disease.
One of the Scandinavian nations gave us a system of therapeutic muscular exercise which is known world-wide as _________________ gymnastics ?
Rubella or 3-day measles is also known as the ___________ measles.
A certain deep blue pigment, based on ferric ferrocyanid, is usually called ____________ blue?
What is the name for a period of dry, surprisingly warm weather usually with hazy conditions, occurring in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, and often following a first bout of killing frost?
The kiwifruit has been called the "Chinese gooseberry", a certain type of dog has been called a "Danish dog", but what is the other name for the jaguar?
In olden times armies already used "arms of mass destruction". A certain technique of naval warfare consisted in hurling from siphons, a kind of liquid fire on to enemy ships; this burning fuel then set the ships ablaze. What was the term used for such fire - which had already been invented in 8th century?
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