In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The oilskin clothes, fur gloves and boots are replicas of the Burberry outfits Shackleton used in his ill-fated expedition to cross the Antarctic.
- I carried Edward's letter in an oilskin pouch tucked inside my tunic.
- So I donned my wellington boots, put on my waterproof coat and my oilskin hat, grabbed my brolly and went out for a short walk in the rain.
- Grabbing the worn oilskin map out of his hands, Adria peered closely at the markings.
- The man was dressed in a heavy, green oilskin waterproof jacket and trousers.
- Large drops of rain began to fall, and they laid groundsheets and put up their oilskin tents.
- A yellow oilskin hat and coat hung from a hook on the wall beside the door.
- As he did, he realised with shock that it wasn't a normal jacket, but an oilskin greatcoat.
- He then rolled the hide into a bundle, placed the bundle in an oilskin sack, and began leading the way back to their skiff.
- Stilmore dismounted, then reached into a saddlebag and brought out an object covered in protective oilskin.
- Does anyone know where I should take my oilskin jacket to be cleaned and de-moulded?
- Her quiver of arrows had an oilskin cover to keep the arrows in and the snow and damp out.
2oilskins pluralchubasquero masculinoimpermeable masculino
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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.