In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fence/grass/corn) que llega a la altura de la cintura
- Pushing through the crowds is like wading through waist-high water.
- It has oak trees that are hundreds of years old, towering cottonwoods and sycamores and secluded areas where acres of trunk-to-trunk pecan trees haven't yet grown waist-high.
- It was enclosed by a circular stone wall, waist-high, with mossy steps leading down to the pool, and was filled with clear water.
- The £300,000 scheme will see waist-high pedestrian railings replaced with metal and timber safety fencing in accordance with Government guidelines.
- Students carry measuring instruments down a ditch, through waist-high grass, and wade into the stream to measure stream flow and water clarity.
- Water was waist-high in one spot a half mile inland on Grand Cayman, the largest of the islands and an important offshore finance centre.
- An irrigation ditch ran alongside to the left of the track and was filled with water, weeds, waist-high rushes and reeds.
- Prime Minister Patrick Manning addressed an audience of residents there who were standing in water waist-high.
- Occasionally we stop to rescue others who have crashed in the waist-high snow drifts.
- Fredrik Ljungberg was running with the ball when Olof Mellberg decided that he needed a little practice in the art of the waist-high tackle.
- Half the knickers in my underwear drawer are heavy-duty, waist-high affairs which profess to give you a smooth behind.
- Pushing through the waist-high grass, I made my way slowly upstream to a bend in the river.
- ‘Coastal slope grazing should help to ensure that the sites are not lost under waist-high scrub again,’ Polly added.
- The rest of the kitchen has a bank of waist-high units, which conceal a washing machine and dishwasher.
- He was put to work digging a quarter-acre section of waist-high grass.
- Onside from three yards out, he tries to stab a waist-high opportunity past Mark Schwarzer in the Australia goal and misses it completely.
- ‘I could see the flag but I had to hit it about waist-high coming out of there,’ he said.
- On Monday, two local fishermen were found waist-high in water after being cut off by the tide on rocks off the coast at Heysham.
- Tomaz continued, alone, plowing through waist-high snowdrifts, to the 26,504-foot summit.
- We waded out waist-high, then lay on our backs, just floating with the current.
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