In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I thought that when I was farming and going out in the rain I wore a sou'wester with a brim so that the rain would not run down my neck.
- Clad in sou'wester and thigh boots, his rugged, bearded features are every inch the Victorian lifeboatman.
- Like her he was dressed in galoshes, rainclothes and sou'wester.
- I don't mind donning my sou'wester for my daily medicine walk but cycling in the rain doesn't appeal at all.
- Even if what you see is an unwelcome glimpse of grey, if you're a professional gardener, you simply have no choice but to get out of bed and get your sou'wester on.
- Leave your yellow wellies, sou'wester and oilies at home.
- There, the dress code was more sou'wester than morning suit and we kept out the cold with fiery local plum brandy and thick greasy sausages.
- Thinking it would offer better protection from fallout than Sam's sou'wester hat, Ian tried it on.
- One of the things I most liked having was a mackintosh, sou'wester and gum boots.
- So it's sou'westers and wellies for the morning, and, hopefully, pretty summer dresses and wide-brimmed hats later on in the afternoon.
- I hung on to the back of his kilt as he set off in his stout brogues and little protection against the weather other than a sou'wester and a mackintosh.
- He took his entire kit with him - his standard-issue uniform, an extra jumper, a waterproof cape and a sou'wester hat.
- I'd like to take shorts and t-shirts but have a feeling we may need galoshes and sou'wester.
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