In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He said the four doors of the ill-fated coach were bolted though he could not say whether they were closed from inside or outside.
- Then there are those who lost large amounts of money investing in ill-fated dot-com floats three years ago.
- In 1956 he moved to South Africa to what was to be an ill-fated attempt at studying medicine in Cape Town.
- And his story of this ill-fated expedition in search of the inland sea is called Bright Planet.
- Their original plan had been to emigrate to Lyme Regis, but an ill-fated pregnancy and the First World War intervened.
- Several of his films were shot in the US, including the ill-fated Hammett and the acclaimed Paris, Texas.
- Was it an ill-fated adventure from the start, or has Scotland's summer tour of New Zealand actually been a roaring success?
- Ten days later the ill-fated invasion took place at the Bay of Pigs and Tad's byline was on the front page.
- The Studio will be transformed into one of Harrogate's spookiest venues for the true story of an ill-fated Victorian family.
- After a ten-hour coach trip, they found accommodation, dropped off their bags and began to relax on the ill-fated beach.
- The venture is an update of an earlier ill-fated Take Back scheme which collected just 50,000 old mobiles last year.
- Yes, that ill-fated Monday morning came to pass with many a tired groan.
- As recovery teams search for parts of the ill-fated plane, families of the victims grieved.
- The council managed funds for the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars.
- BT was carrying billions of pounds of debt from a number of ill-fated overseas ventures at the time, and was in dire need of treatment.
- As his life bounces from Brenda to Brenda in a series of ill-fated relationships, he shows no sign of learning anything from any of them.
- He was responsible for the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign of 1915 which had features similar to the present day.
- Capt Oates was part of the ill-fated Antarctic expedition with Captain Scott in 1910.
- Meanwhile, his ill-fated final voyage was a sign that England was not yet ready for the big leagues.
- After the ill-fated attempt to drag it to Stonehenge, the notorious bluestone has finally reached its new home on the back of a lorry.
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