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 American film festival runs 24 / 7, everywhere there is a projector and a row of tip-up seats.
- The players scavenged driftwood and even raided a timberyard at night for materials, while 74 tip-up seats were donated by the local cinema.
- The tip-up seat pieces, which were changed periodically, frequently incorporated text, too.
- It was the first London theatre to have carpeted floors and tip-up seats and was built without pillars so that there was a clear view from every seat.
- But unless they are pointed out beneath the tip-up seats in the Choir, most visitors to Ripon Cathedral miss the carvings made by medieval craftsmen.
- In the 1960s, during his first football chairmanship, at Oldham Athletic, he advocated refreshment bars, executive boxes and tip-up seats.
- There was no cushioned seats or tip-up seats.
- In the choir and transepts black marble shafts are striking detail, while the intricately carved choir stalls of 1520 have tip-up misericord seats decorated with secular scenes.
- Incidentally, the tip-up mechanism on those rear seats has nothing in common with the tip-up mechanism favoured in cinemas which, one can see, would not have taken to the road particularly well.
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