In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Visiting a tourist shop, one notices a great number of wooden cows and/or brass cowbells for sale.
- We climb all day, the hot air silent but for the jangle of cowbells.
- Others wrote tender little baubles about childhood holidays, first love, baked apples and cowbells.
- Both have been surrounded by cowbells and saddles since they were tykes.
- The 50 cm plaster duck has a little cowbell on its neck, to prove that it's really not alive, as the cowbell remains silent.
- In an Austrian village where distant cowbells are usually the only sound, the curtain has gone up on one of the world's most unusual festivals.
- We could revert to our childhood and have a bit of plastic flapping against the spokes or maybe just an alpine cowbell round our necks?
- Walking the Alps is definitely something to savour - mountains, meadows, clanging cowbells - what more could you want?
- I could bear cowbells tinkling from the basalt villages of the Velay, 3000 feet above sea level.
- I drive down the middle of a meandering road through snug villages and fresh meadows to the sound of tinkling cowbells.
- For someone who has always been a fan of high alpine meadows, it seemed a cruel irony to be dragged from sleep by a cowbell.
- The silence is broken only by the tinkle of a distant cowbell.
- Do I have to jump up and down like a monkey, with a cowbell around my neck for anyone to notice me?
- These cowbells are ‘hot’ souvenirs, available at practically every shop in Switzerland.
- Decorated with wagon wheels, barrel-sized cowbells and bullhorns, the room is all about dark, varnished wood and privacy.
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