In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Adam had chosen a jackknife rather than a fixed blade.
- With a jackknife, he whittled a point on a thin green stick pulled from a maple branch.
- I ducked down in onto my hands and knees, and right before my eyes, I saw the jackknife that Todd was carrying discarded on the ground, it was tremendously shiny, and glittered in the company of a red handle.
- Pen clips, protractors, and jackknives have left hacked shapes to tell people how dull it all was when they sat here.
- The shorter girl snarled her frustration and lunged after him with her jackknife, tearing a horizontal gash in his right pant leg.
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- Mr William tried to slow down by pumping his brakes but the vehicle jackknifed in the road while trying to avoid Mr Utting.
- A double-semi had jackknifed, neatly shutting down four lanes.
- Similarly, neither of the two units will be damaged if the trailer jackknifes with respect to the tractor.
- A semi-tractor and trailer jackknifed coming down the icy hill on Northeast North Woodinville Way at about the 14500 block.
- The snow came down in handfuls and cars jackknifed to the left and right of us as we drove east on unplowed streets.
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