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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- In addition, the council also provided Christmas greeting banners hanging from lamp standards in North Street and Cavendish Street.
- The rewards of well maintained ironwork are obvious, and beautiful balconies, railings or lamp standards can add enormously to the overall visual quality of a building, whatever its age.
- The councillors agreed to assist with the provision of a further six ornamental lamp standards in Attymass.
- However, the city changed its lane policy to incorporate a more country feel with planted grass strips and no lamp standards.
- The four men had been racing in three cars along Cambie Road when one of them lost control of his BMW and drove it into a lamp standard.
- Now all that remains is to place motorway lamp standards behind barriers - normal safety practice elsewhere.
- The baskets, which had been erected by the local Tidy Towns committee, were removed from the lamp standards in the early hours of Saturday night / Sunday morning last.
- We can consider the sitting and design of the pole, but since it is very little different from a lamp standard there were no grounds to turn it down.
- In Germany the streets have the lamp standards numbered and, as Sarah says, on the odd days you park on the odd side and so on.
- The vehicle struck a lamp standard on the south side of the road and rolled.
- As mentioned last year, the fine lamp standards and the absence of overhead wires in the central area has made an enormous visual improvement.
- The foundries supplied all sorts of ironworks, mostly for the railways: everything from bridges to lamp standards.
- An articulated lorry crossed the central reservation of the dual carriageway and collided with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction before hitting a lamp standard.
- Then he begins to notice the wrought-iron dolphins on lamp standards along the Embankment, the wrought-iron camels acting as bench supports.
- Within 24 hours, the broken lamp standard was removed and a new one erected.
- On some stretches of the new M1, unprotected lamp standards are beside the carriageways.
- Early morning shoppers and office workers had remarkable escapes as the bus shot onto the pavement, narrowly missing an electric lamp standard.
- Incidentally, could someone explain why the eminently simple system of numbering each lamp standard seems to have been abandoned?
- The carriages shown in that picture are a little fanciful, and the concrete building and the lamp standard, bearing a strip lighting tube, are quite out-of-place!
- Eight new lamp standards are to be set up along a remote section of Shann Lane, high above Keighley town centre.
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