In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- So the hostler cracked his whip, spurred on the lead horse on which he was seated, and the carriage splashed into the estuary.
- When the two of them reached the entrance to the stables, a hostler came walking up.
- He partook of a leisurely breakfast, paid his reckoning, had the ostler bring his horse, and set off to the sound of church bells in the clear air.
- Candle makers, after all, cannot be expected to hail the invention of the electric light bulb, nor hostlers the advent of automobiles, nor canal-boat owners the building of railways, nor TV broadcasters the laying down of cable systems.
- After searching the entire castle, I eventually found them in the stables handing their horses over to the hostlers after a ride.
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