In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A big lorry smashed into the back of the taxi.
- Never, NEVER, overtake a gritting lorry.
- With the coaches and heavy lorries off the roads the congestion on our highways would be greatly reduced.
- The gravel lorry swerved off the road after the impact but remained upright.
- An accident involving a lorry carrying radioactive waste closed a major Scottish road for hours yesterday.
- For health and safety reasons it needs to be put in containers rather than sacks, and it needs different lorries to transport it.
- And he believes drivers of heavy lorries will avoid the new road because he says it will have to be built on a steep incline.
- The name is painted on white articulated lorries parked across a massive expanse of yard.
- A long-awaited ban on heavy lorries using the notorious stretch of highway was finally announced last year.
- Because of the many industrial companies based in the road, its traffic also includes large numbers of heavy lorries.
- The move will put another 500 heavy lorries onto Britain's roads each week.
- There are 20 tonne lorries coming at speed through the village, where there is a junior school.
- At first we thought the road was being shaken by a heavy lorry, but then my uncle said it was an earthquake.
- He said a Finnish lorry hit the bridge last month and called for the height to be displayed in metres.
- As well as cars, there are frequent buses, heavy lorries and a lot of farm traffic.
- When the collection lorry arrives a crane picks up the bins and empties them into the relevant compartments.
- They say heavy lorries and cars are travelling too fast along the road, which is very narrow in parts.
- The incident occurred when an articulated lorry collided with the back of a blue Volvo estate.
- He was following a lorry which was travelling at about 45 mph.
- The village was being covered with dust from the 30-ton lorries thundering through it from the nearby quarry.
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