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 wagoners were terrified and whipped the oxen into charging.
- By the early 1850s clashes between Indians and wagoners were so common that the travelers often took great pains to hide burials in unmarked graves in the middle of the trail.
- Only a few men were hired, waggoners ranging from £18 to £22.
- These were the haunts of the pawn brokers and the money lenders, of wagoners and bootleg whiskey makers, of whores and pimps and opium dealers.
- His father, Robert, was a waggoner with Bowman's Removals, in York.
- The Fort Meade monthly report does not record the names of the mission's enlisted men, but it is unlikely a wagoner and cook would have been left behind on a long march.
- The wagoner's job was to load the wagon with feed for the regiment's horses and mules and to drive it.
- He was many years horse feeder and waggoner for the late William Jackson, stage wagon proprietor of Fairburn.
- ‘Okay, let's get going now,’ Sterling urged as he went up to the wagoner's seat, ready to take off.
- Unions between Spanish men and Indian women produced mestizo offspring, who grew into the artisans and laborers of colonial towns or the herdspeople and wagoners of the early countryside.
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