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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- It took careful and patient observation to work out exactly where they were nesting as they seemed to wait until you looked away before vanishing into their hidey-hole.
- Across the nation, trees are being commandeered for a new trend in high-rise living and these are not the pokey hidey-holes made from a few stray planks that most people remember from their youth.
- Constructed from a warren of cellars, the bar is full of little hidey-holes where you can lounge on leather banquettes and happily while away the evening over a bottle or two.
- Slowly but surely, academics crawled out from the sanctity of their ivory tower hidey-holes to declare it an affront to modern womanhood.
- She looked at me, slightly alarmed, decided I wasn't kidding, and zoomed off to her hidey-hole under the bed in the smallest bedroom.
- Satisfied, Ivan returned the ISCN transceiver to its hidey-hole and replaced the floor panel.
- I hurried and went over to my closet, and crawled inside, into the little hidey-hole that only Beth and I knew about.
- Hard to navigate a car down the lanes to this rural hidey-hole near the Helford River - but worth it.
- The film is based on a memoir but contains Polanski's recollections of what it was like to go from a comfortable home to a high-walled ghetto to a series of hidey-holes.
- I have to come out of the hidey-hole I live in and have a social life (I last went out on my own more than a year ago, couldn't find anything I felt like doing, and ended up back home watching TV with the dogs).
- If their right to have a cigarette outside the building is withdrawn, there is a danger they will find a hidey-hole somewhere, thus creating a fire hazard.
- Sated, the six-millimetre bug crawls back to its hidey-hole in your mattress or skirting board, where it spends up to two weeks digesting its meal.
- It took me a full five minutes to retrieve her from a succession of hidey-holes but I succeeded, brought her back into the dining room, plonked her on the table and started in on the task of separating one outsize cat from a half kitten's worth of loose hair.
- So I waited until she'd left before climbing out of my hidy-hole.
- She had many hidey-holes throughout the city, but the museum was her favorite.
- I knew it couldn't last but it was custom-made for me, a little hidey-hole away from all the renovations and construction work that was going on inside and around the house.
- She lets people use this cellar as a hidey-hole if someone's after them.
- Peddlers, merchants and proprietors chattered and quarreled in a multiplicity of languages; sparrows chirped and rooks called almost as loudly from their hidey-holes among the rooftops overhead.
- Oh. Well, they also liked to hide stuff in fireplaces or in a secret hidey-hole inside the chimney.
- But while a hidey-hole for two, miles from the nearest Santa, might be your idea of festive bliss, it does mean you have to do all the cooking and washing-up.
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