In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- On the journey to London the carriage overturns, Thomas the postilion is bitten by Tabitha's ferocious and much-loved cur Chowder, and the destitute Humphry is engaged in Thomas's place.
- He became morose and silent; and his only occupation consisted in urging the speed of the postilions, as if he were going to save the life of some one he held dear.
- Measuring 24 ft long, 8ft wide and 12 ft high, the coach is drawn by eight greys, four mounted by postilion riders.
- It listed the stereotypical traits of 10 major European nations, enabling innkeepers and postillions to identify passing travellers.
- The cracking of the postillions ' whips, and the velocity with which they drove up to the door, brought out every man, woman and child, to gaze at the new comers, whose appearance sufficiently bespoke their errand.
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