In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They buy oranges and squeeze them to fill containers with juice, which they then sell to milkmen and wholesalers.
- Houses have been demolished and replaced with flats and it seems the era of when everyone got their milk from the milkman is slowly fading.
- The milkman had been delivering and to his horror returned to see the float hurtling down the hill.
- Particularly, the milkmen are able to impress upon the customers that the milk they bring is from a single cow or buffalo.
- I often wonder how postmen, milkmen, window cleaners etc., cope with a call to nature.
- Mr Smith is a milkman who was delivering to the premises.
- The plaintiff was a 13-year-old child who had been employed by a milkman to help deliver milk from a van.
- Your daily milk printout from your milkman is your eyes, ears and feet of your grassland management and feeding regime.
- For years the milkman and postie kept an eye out for the most vulnerable residents on their rounds.
- He had to get up at a ridiculously early hour, before the birds would start their morning song and before the milkman would deliver his pints.
- There are hundreds of dogs on this estate and they are attacking the milkmen and the postmen.
- A milkman carrying two cans of milk on a motor cycle lost balance and fell on his side on a flooded road.
- They are known by their first names and are as familiar to their neighbours as postmen and milkmen are in Britain.
- One milkman took to delivering his milk at night because the snow had been trampled flat.
- Back then, the milkman wouldn't deliver the milk unless it was paid for in advance.
- As long as you don't steal milk from the same house too often the milkman will probably get the blame for not delivering it.
- But gone are the days when fresh milk was served at our doorstep with the milkman's knock at the door waking us up everyday.
- The alarm was raised by two milkmen, who were out delivering milk in London Road when they spotted the fire.
- A fearless milkman used his milk cart to ram into a robber's getaway car just minutes after being threatened with a gun.
- Groups of these ever-restless and inquisitive birds have even been known to follow milkmen or wait for milk deliveries.
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