In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in US history)miliciano de la Guerra de Independencia americana
- Later in the broadcast, I'll be talking with a leading congressman who says the minutemen volunteers are nothing less but American heroes.
- The grandson of Captain John Parker, one of the Lexington minutemen of Revolutionary War fame, Theodore grew up in modest circumstances.
- Its tradition stretches back to the fifers and drummers stationed with Hudson Valley minutemen during the Revolutionary War.
- When Boston awoke the next morning, they found themselves besieged by a massive army of fifteen thousand militiamen and minutemen; this force would soon by formed into the Continental Army.
- In Massachusetts, for instance, a minuteman might enlist for the rest of 1775 in what became the Continental army, reenlist in 1776, again in 1777 for three years, again in 1780 for a year, and again in 1781 for the war.
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As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.