In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In spring and summer we would pick mussels, cockles and winkles round the ‘glar’ or silt mud in the harbour.
- Most Scottish rock pools are full of winkles, their round olive-green or brown shells as easy to pick as daisies on a lawn.
- Periwinkles, or winkles as their vendors commonly call them, are now eaten much more in Europe than America, although the middens of American Indians testify to their use there in the past.
- At Kircubbin Bay, people were out at low tide with their rakes, collecting cockles and winkles.
- They will be often be observed eating mussels from both reef and wreckage and also seem to favour winkles, which they pick delicately from kelp fronds before spitting out the remains of the shell.
- We had to pick out the winkles, rockfish and tiny crabs.
- I boiled the winkles and steamed the potatoes as quickly as I could.
- Other combinations include pasta with winkles, Yorkshire pudding stuffed with Italian cured meat, and sanguinaccio con cipole (that's black pudding with onions to you).
- Anyway, recently the children asked to try some whelks and winkles, which were so vinegary they'd lost all their flavour, and then Megan asked to try the crab.
- Shellfish such as oysters, mussels, cockles, winkles, whelks and crabs were collected for food from the estuaries and sea-shores.
- The sand was dotted with saucer - sized jellyfish, rocks and pools are squidgy with jelly buttons encrusted with limpets, barnacles and winkles and are seedbeds for mussels.
- When I lived here twenty-odd years ago, I had almost no money and gathered mussels for my soup-pot, nettles, pried the meat out of winkles with a pin.
- The gang spent several hours using quad bikes to speed along the seabed at low water as the rest filled hundreds of sacks of the winkles to load into waiting vans.
- Huge oysters, terrifyingly substantial octopus tentacles, lightly curried saffron prawns and lobster, crayfish and crab meat, cod fillet and winkles.
- Although there are many winkles on Breydon, I have never seen the oystercatcher take them.
- Hundreds of 9th century winkle shells were found in the cliff face, along with fish bones, charred grain and butchered animal bones, providing evidence of the mundane diet of the Anglo-Saxon population.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.