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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- But Davey's quiet life changes when he falls in love with the tactless but vulnerable Sarah, a Scottish bargee who stays with him in his lock-keeper's cottage while her narrow-boat's broken propeller-shaft is repaired.
- Was it that the telemetry was failing again, and all the phone lines were down, or perhaps the lock-keeper's car was in for a service?
- The lock-keeper opens the gates to let the boats through.
- But while the waterways themselves have been revitalised and lock-keepers are in demand once more, the lot of many keepers' cottages has not improved.
- In the last of our series of Tales From The Riverside Stephen Lewis spends a morning with Selby lock-keeper Fred Firth
- When the ship sought to leave the port of Liverpool, tugmen and lock-keepers refused to assist its free passage.
- All down the river we had the expertise and river lore of a remarkable lock-keeper, John O'Neill.
- And when extending a Victorian lock-keeper's cottage into a graduate humanities centre for the college, they went a bit mad and produced an asymmetrical crystalline structure that somehow works just fine in the context.
- The men will travel home in a bus overnight while the scooters, which can travel at a maximum speed of 8mph, are left with lock-keepers.
- As a waterman, and later as a lock-keeper, he has alternative, and distinctly illegitimate, sources of income which are clearly not related to honest sweat.
- Generally, however, on this canal, there's a lock-keeper on hand to oversee what you're doing and give you a hand.
- For inexperienced boaties like us, lock-keepers are potentially scary people, but we were reassured by our first encounter.
- To navigate from Killaloe to Limerick advance notice needs to be given to the lock-keeper at Ardnacrusha, who controls Parteen Lifting Bridge and Ardnacrusha lock.
- He got away with this for years, mainly because his dad - the lock-keeper at Sonning-on-Thames - was far too busy with sluice gates and idiot boaters to notice his son was a slob.
- There are lock-keepers, vets and people we meet in bars - I am an old tart, I'll chat to anyone.
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