In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- On the window ledge oak bookends supported a small library.
- Katherine desired to have them pushing together like bookends with the women in-between as the books.
- On the wall above the window ran a short bookshelf, where lack of space had forced Wilhelm and me to jam all of our old books between two brass bookends.
- You assess your life, as death and birth as bookends, and you exist only between the bookends.
- Imagine a bookshelf with a pair of bookends, representing women novelists who have grown up in the British Commonwealth and written bestsellers.
- People buy old-fashioned irons not to iron their clothes with, but to use as bookends or doorstops.
- It provided the closing bookend for the project with the beginning bookend being the ending of the Cold War.
- Jasmine had also done him in with a pair of heavy bookends.
- I like to show the bookends - the setting up and the waiting.
- There are angel bookends, guardian angel lapel pins and ceramic candle-holder angels.
- If tackles are the bookends of the offensive line, the Eagles could support a shelf of coffee table books.
- Conceptually, it makes a neat bookend to their 15-year career.
- I suggested Ludendorf and Doenitz as a pair of handy bookends.
- After all, I do have lots of books, and I do need bookends.
- She's as strong and likable a female character as Davy is a male hero, making this a perfect bookend to book one.
- The history of the 20th century is bracketed - like bookends - by Lenin and Stalin at the start, Reagan and Thatcher at the end.
- Youth and age, it seems, are the bookends of life.
- The two gruesome gargoyle bookends are based on the watchful pair who overlook the St Magnus Cathedral west door, gazing out over Broad Street.
- It operates much like a simple metal bookend where the book itself prevents the end from sliding or flipping.
- While I collect bookends, a friend of mine collects classical LPs and CDs.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.