In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1impermeable masculinoplastic mackintosh — impermeable de plástico masculino
- Riders competing in the jumping classes braved the rain, put on their macintoshes and carried on.
- The ‘official uniform’ consisted of a blue skirt and walking bloomers, a white blouse, a hat, walking shoes, a mackintosh, and a sweater.
- I saw someone, wearing a mackintosh, come up the hill.
- At the annual Agricultural and Horse Show at Moreton-in-Marsh on Saturday it was advisable to wear gum boots and have a mackintosh handy for the next storm.
- Clad in a nightdress, boots (no socks) and a mackintosh, I am swept along by the crowd running before the speeding police jeeps until we are surrounded on all sides by heavily armed police.
- I hung on to the back of his kilt as he set off in his stout brogues and little protection against the weather other than a sou'wester and a mackintosh.
- Ruth deposited her wet mackintosh on the floor and went upstairs, shivering every now and then.
- He was clean shaven, with short grey hair and wore a smart macintosh coat and black shoes.
- I sat on my haunches, watching, no longer cold and soaked, my undercoat still dry and snug as a mackintosh.
- Jim Gordon cuts a weatherbeaten figure, with his tired eyes and battered mackintosh.
- ‘She forgot her mackintosh and got soaked,’ Clarissa said evenly.
- I had 35 shillings wrapped up in a hankie in my mackintosh pocket.
- It shows a man in a grey mackintosh, surrounded by archaic listening equipment.
- Went to London today and wore the big macintosh which makes me look rather larger than normal (very useful in trains when people are choosing which of the remaining seats to take for themselves).
- His face broke into a grin when he saw Ruth coated with a similar mackintosh.
- The cold, damp winters require heavy coats, mackintoshes (rain-coats), and warm woolen clothes.
- After the war, Miss Stuart's costume ‘is covered, winter and summer, by a frayed macintosh… and she now wears a hat as well - a thing like a basket pulled down over her straying, pepper-and-salt hair’.
- Morning by morning in a mackintosh and cap, in which he was not seen at other times, he found his way across the bridge to the New Court baths.
- She had to borrow a plastic mackintosh from a friend to avoid embarrassment at the police station where she was to be interviewed.
- One of the things I most liked having was a mackintosh, sou'wester and gum boots.
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