In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A lift might be out of the question, but we might install a dumb waiter.
- While she was there a dumb waiter rattled up almost silently on its well-oiled pulley.
- A dumb waiter connected the first-floor kitchen with the second-floor dining room.
- They had a noisy dumb waiter (surely a contradiction in terms) and broken panelling on the walls.
- It also has an interesting feature in that several small doors lead off from it, either housing water closets or a dumb waiter, which reached down to the beer and wine supplies in the cellar.
- As they laze about the room, the two men engage in high-brow, seemingly irrelevant arguments, while being frequently interrupted by a dumb waiter - that is, a small elevator in the wall.
- Dishes came down the dumb waiter as I went up and I had to yell for Mary to get them.
- A dark wood bar takes pride of place along with antique cupboards concealing the dumb waiter that leads from the downstairs kitchen.
- When one of the narrators in a novel is the ghost of a girl who fell to her death in a dumb waiter, you know it's not going to be an ordinary read.
- So it was 8:40 exactly when the second radio went off and he climbed out of bed, dressed, ate the sandwich that had been sent up by dumb waiter, and went downstairs.
- There must be many silly ways to pass on but plunging to your death after climbing into a faulty dumb waiter for a paltry #5 bet surely takes the biscuit.
- Predictably, the dumb waiter refused to budge.
- A Venetian invention, a casino was a kind of bijou summerhouse specifically designed for illicit sex: the food was delivered by dumb waiter so no shenanigans could be observed.
- The room also includes an original dumb waiter, which has been converted into a built-in drinks cabinet with integrated storage presses.
- Eventually we were released, crawling ingloriously to freedom through a dumb waiter.
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- The combination of Tudor and Thai works well - I particularly like the antique dumb waiter which faithfully delivers dish upon dish of steaming hot food.
- The first thing he saw was a huge dumb waiter that served as a clothes stand.
- Of course, the beauty of having a well-stocked pub only a dumb waiter away is that, while trying to assimilate the extensive wine list, you can swig beer.
- But officers on their return found mouse droppings near bins, on the floor, behind a freezer and under a steel table near the dumb waiter.
- In that country, too, there was a vogue for incorporating coasters in dumb waiters.
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