In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to carry sb shoulder-high — llevar a algn en / a hombros
- The players themselves were carried shoulder-high from the pitch at the end as the blue-and-white decked Queens' supporters swamped their heroes at full time before they were showered with the customary champagne celebrations.
- This boy, clad in a disheveled sailor's tunic and winter coat fit for a bear, stood no more than shoulder-high to me.
- Find a tree with a healthy shoulder-high branch at least as thick as your thigh and capable of supporting your weight.
- After three days of preparation, the statue is carried shoulder-high along the streets of the city or village in a parade like procession, including bands and church bells.
- Paul Temple pushes through a field of shoulder-high oilseed rape and twists one of the plants back to show me.
- His clothes were soaked from falling in the river trying to pull his snowmobile through shoulder-high snow.
- Gary Payton was allowed to throw a perfect, shoulder-high delivery to Fisher.
- A shoulder-high backswing and finish will help make sure I get the right amount of acceleration on the downswing but will keep me from overswinging.
- One of the more uncouth retorts was delivered by a hitter when the ump called a strike on a shoulder-high fastball.
- Two are large-model size, with little carriages to ride in and a shoulder-high locomotive with just room for a driver in a tiny cab, shovelling tiny coals into a boiler by his knees.
- At the top of the last little bump, they could see the shoulder-high summit sign illuminated by the first light of day.
- His attention was drawn away, however, when he noticed the shoulder-high easel parallel to the partly-opened window.
- The east side of the yard is all shoulder-high sun-loving perennials.
- At the cemetery, Mwale's casket was lifted shoulder-high by boxers who, as a mark of respect for their departed hero, carried it from Leopards Hill Road up to the graveside in preparation for burial.
- The delighted Murphy was carried shoulder-high into the winner's enclosure by the equally-happy owners.
- But there was nothing staged about the victory celebration as a triumphant Tom Hayes, was held shoulder-high.
- The highest accolade a matador can receive is to be carried out, shoulder-high, from the ring's main gate by an excited crowd.
- Maninderjit Singh scored off a penalty stroke in the 12 th minute after English defender Jon Wyatt raised his stick shoulder-high to deflect a ball going into the goal.
- He watched, agonized, as the floundering horses found their footing in shoulder-high water and drove forward, blundering through the ice-crusted shallows.
1to stand shoulder-high to sb — llegarle al hombro a algn
- the shelf is shoulder-high — el estante está a la altura del hombro
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.