In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(jump/fall) al aguaman overboard! — ¡hombre al agua!
- The boat's French skipper was still missing last night and is believed to have been washed overboard on Friday.
- He was seen tossing deckchairs into the water to give people who had already jumped overboard something to cling to.
- Soon however, the whales realised the sailors had jumped overboard and were swimming to the safety of shore.
- The yacht was suddenly engulfed by a huge wave while Mr Cammish was preparing the tow and he was washed overboard.
- She tossed the small plastic cards overboard and watched them sail into the water.
- He was eventually washed overboard and made it first to a raft, then to a collapsible boat before rescue.
- Aft of the galley is a head with an integral shower with sump to discharge shower water overboard.
- But in the end the ship got stuck on the river bank and started spilling its cargo of timber overboard.
- Peering overboard, I see twisting whirlpools and black, churning water.
- He plays a vital role travelling ahead of us to check our intended route is safely passable and helping anyone who falls overboard.
- If she falls overboard, she has a transmitter fitted to her belt that can send a signal to release a liferaft from B&Q.
- Three of these massive steel containers were lost overboard in the water of Man last November and only one has been recovered.
- Most of the 25 crew jumped overboard when the blast happened, and only one was injured.
- He is presumed to have fallen overboard and drowned, but his body has not been found.
- Waves broke constantly over the deck, washing whole groups of terrified passengers overboard.
- I fell overboard and emerged from the water some 300 yards further down the weir.
- Then the trap is shut and Mark waits as Gerry repositions the boat and gives him the signal to drop it overboard.
- The kids all wore life-jackets and we soon stopped worrying about them tumbling overboard.
- The crew of a sailing ship have escaped prosecution after a man fell overboard from their vessel and died.
- Some think he fell overboard, but others are now saying they saw him leave the boat when it docked.
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