In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The rafters have crumbled, the ridge pole is smashed!
- Next, Moore says, place the middle of the roll on the ridge pole, the purlin or brace that runs down the peak.
- The ridge pole (this fieldhouse has two - only one shown) and side diagonal braces are attached by duct tape - perfect for this temporary construction.
- Later sages established the standards [of housing] with ridge poles and rafters above and foundations below to provide shelter from wind and rain.
- Both of these are big enough for quartering an elk or lopping off a ridge pole for your tent, yet they're sufficiently thin to do a good job of slicing bacon for the breakfast skillet.
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.