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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- The anchor cable plunged into the water beside him, and he laid a hand on the thick hawser.
- The bow is impressive and very photogenic, with the exposed starboard anchor still housed and its hawser and mooring bollards easily distinguishable.
- The bow is equally imposing, with two extremely large anchors still in their hawsers and a great deal of machinery and portholes to see.
- The captain and his crew abandoned ship in the boats and ran a hawser to anchor the Shuna's bow to the shore.
- Many of the ship's 625 passengers peered at the spectacle below, as the ship was moored along the pier and held by thick hawsers.
- Fortunately, her dogs were tied to a tree by what appeared to be old tug hawsers.
- We picked up the rope immediately: a hefty old hawser that leads you out from the shore for about 100m.
- Thicker hawsers followed, and it took no more than a few minutes to wrap them around the mooring bollards.
- The docks were littered with greasy, untidily coiled hawsers, tools, cargo and refuse.
- He managed to get a line and hawser ashore, across which some 40 men scrambled to safety.
- It is held up with steel hawsers against the storms.
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