In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Although public indignation at the burgeoning Civil List led to some drastic pruning, the Royal supernumeraries continued to live high on the hog.
- I was pleased to hear that staff expenditure had been cut but was not happy to hear that the issue of supernumeraries was not mentioned.
- In order to ensure safety, the staff watch leaders supplemented the youth crew and the other staff assisted when requested, but only as supernumeraries under direction from the youth crew.
- Others, called supernumeraries, would live in the community within their families.
- They were there merely as props, as so many supernumeraries in his private psychodrama.
- ‘The supernumeraries are a problem mainly at provincial level, but the ghost workers are all over,’ he said.
- Her mainmast is 29 metres high, and she has a permanent crew of 16, assisted by 36 voyage crew and various supernumeraries.
- The rest of the cast are really supernumeraries; other ranks, captured German soldiers, etc although, again, they are well played and convincing in what they are called upon to do.
- Seven years ago central government promised a solution, but the supernumeraries still use chairs, desks and telephones and they are costing close to a billion rands a year.
- The thousands of supernumeraries in the Eastern Cape who cost the province R1 billion a year are not facing retrenchment in the immediate future.
- A few words with my boss resulted in him being drafted as a supernumerary which became permanent eventually.
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