In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Clothing, blankets and children's toys were scattered throughout the buildings and courtyards.
- Outside she sat at one of the high tables that were set up along the back courtyards walls, shaded by a flowering tree.
- The wall contains three courtyards, of which the centre one is for the public.
- The resulting plan form includes a central hub, radial wings and segmental courtyards.
- In much of the country, traditional houses are rectangular and have courtyards enclosed by high walls.
- This entrance forms an almost discrete passageway into the inner courtyards.
- The downtown area is filled with brick buildings and courtyards, giving it an antiquated charm.
- The garden, reflecting the Elizabethan fashion, has four courtyards enclosed by high sandstone walls.
- The service quarters will be elevated a storey above the courtyard wall and will no longer be concealed.
- It offers enclosed courtyards, with high cell walls, finished in a genuine rough, distressed look.
- The long thin office wings enclose two hermetic internal courtyards or patios.
- Inside, the old town wiggles and winds in on itself, a labyrinth of narrow alleys and high walls, hiding dark courtyards.
- Privacy is very important, and many homes and other buildings open into private courtyards with concrete walls.
- Most houses had inward-looking courtyards, and some used wind catches to circulate air.
- A terrace, or block of flats, or subdivided larger houses, or building cloisters and courtyards or whatever.
- Prowling the halls and courtyards of the castle are legions of unholy creatures.
- The house is a sequence of spaces with exterior courtyards and interior spaces woven together.
- Our meeting with the King was then adjourned, and we went to the courtyards of the castle.
- Walled and paved courtyards, which forced the animals to breed above ground, were used, so that the young could be easily removed.
- They are generally surrounded by courtyards enclosed by walls or fences for privacy.
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