In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(knife/bag) (invariable adjective) multiusothat's his all-purpose excuse — es su pretexto de siempre
- Let's just say this funny, thoughtful, intelligent and crazy book is one of the best all-purpose reads of the year.
- Cheap and fireproof, it was an all-purpose insulator used to lag buildings, railway carriages, even ironing boards.
- The money will be used to create an all-weather, all-purpose play area outside the playgroup in the grounds of Greendown School.
- However, all the three other options would controversially break up North Yorkshire into three or four separate all-purpose councils.
- Ed has an all-purpose 75-foot boat with twin diesel engines and a five-ton crane amidships.
- The big news in all-purpose knives is the Leatherman folding do-it-all type.
- Their idea is to make the church an all-purpose centre, offering such activities as youth work, a coffee shop, a drop-in centre and counselling.
- Brunet, with a rich, beautiful voice, is vocally more fiery and seductive than her all-purpose shimmy and coy smile suggest.
- Downstairs, an all-purpose room serves as a dining room when family members visit.
- I do not think of myself as an all-purpose pundit.
- Additionally, as one might imagine, the cottony head of the plant made an excellent all-purpose swab.
- The north-west network stretches along roughly 400 miles of motorway and all-purpose roads.
- By providing almost all essentials for school children, the all-purpose store has come as a welcome relief to the salaried class.
- Lemon juice, vinegar and natural soap make an all-purpose cleaner.
- Pack some warm clothes and an all-purpose washing liquid to help minimise the amount of socks, T-shirts and shorts you'll need.
- In the interim we anticipate the securing of a green-belt site and the building of a 15,000 all-seater, all-purpose stadium.
- A sceptic might say that his almanac is the all-purpose Christmas gift for the person without personality.
- It is a comfort to know that expensive cleaners designed for bathrooms work no better than all-purpose cleaners.
- In ancient Rome, for instance, the bed was an all-purpose piece of furniture, used for eating, relaxing and socialising as well as sleeping.
- Sports equipment consists of floor mats that are used in an all-purpose hall in which the children do gym, dance and eat their lunch.
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