In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Behind them he raised his staff crossways, and all the incoming arrows seemed to shatter in mid air, but a few fell through, and one village fell, transfixed by the shaft through his heart.
- I just had time to lay crossways to it and kick it when all I saw was a brown cloud.
- With the cedar logs running crossways over the streams, fish could still get through.
- I was running a little more parallel to the bank, because the soft current was pushing against me, and I couldn't keep the boat altogether crossways.
- The girls in my room made the sleeping space bigger by sliding the tiny beds together, and then slept on them crossways.
- The ute skidded to a halt, crossways over the road.
- This is faster than slicing the cucumber and bread crossways and assembling each sandwich separately.
- The post front sight slides into a dovetail cut from the front of the slide, rather than crossways, and is secured by a roll pin.
- Suddenly, one of her flankers raised her greatfork above her cowl, held crossways like a horizontal bar.
- Personally I go there for the cinnamon toast - cut into thin soldiers piled crossways.
- She brought her staff up in both of her hands and held it crossways.
- Now, he had added a wicked looking knife, tied crossways on the front of his belt.
- The wind was one in anyone's favour in the match on the night as it blew crossways.
- The truck finally came to a complete stop crossways on the road blocking traffic from both directions.
- The knife was sticking out next to me, as he was lying crossways on me.
- She woke up laying crossways across her bed, in her dress from the night before.
- This was closed with a stopper composed of several layers of cork with the grain running crossways to reduce porosity.
- One was crossways on the centre of the road and had extensive damage to the driver's side.
- His very clothing and weaponry seemed determined to hamper him, fabric catching on a nail here, a splinter of wood there, his sword jamming crossways against two beams behind him and pinning him until Michael set him free.
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