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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- Grant, 79 years before, had also remarked that corduroy roads had to be laid in order for his army to advance on Corinth, Mississippi.
- Our carriage jolted over the half-rotted corduroy road which traversed the swamp, and then climbed the long hill leading to the sawmill.
- Two men, one carthorse, a towrope and a sledge piled high with manuka scrub to strew in the mud in front of us and make a temporary corduroy road, awaited us at Pohokura's slough of despond.
- An alternative type, widely used in wooded swampy areas, is the corduroy road, made by felling trees to clear a path, splitting the trunks, and laying them transversely to form a corrugated roadway.
- Historically, common practice was to lay down timbers to form a corduroy road bed.
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