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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- Anyway, this afternoon we spent an inordinately long time fixing a hasp and padlock to the garage.
- Doors off to the left and right of us were secured with sturdy padlocks on steel hasps.
- The entrance to the basement proper is protected by a sturdy oak panelled door with flaking maroon paint, two Yale locks and a hasp and staple secured with a heavy duty padlock.
- The suspect is believed to have gained entry via the rear garden, by removing a clasp and hasp from the garage door.
- Unfortunately, most sheds are inherently weak and it isn't always appropriate to fit heavy-duty padlocks, hasps, and staples as the door may not be strong enough to support them.
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