In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The only bit that is not quite finished is the seal for the soil pipe but luckily we can still use the toilet till we get one that fits - yet another trip to the plumbers merchant for the right bit.
- Even if water is available, local authorities may ask you not to use flush toilets, wash basins, and other fixtures connected with soil pipes.
- There is obvious evidence of damp penetration adjacent to the rear external wall including the junction of the cast iron soil pipe.
- The most commonly used system in the UK is a single stack system whereby the wastewater and soil pipes are all connected to the same stack.
- He said the last two car fires burned a soil pipe at the side of a house and residents had been unable to use the toilet.
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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.