In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Feeling inadequate, Marc offered to go the woodshed and restore the wood pile beside the fireplace.
- They were disarmed and piled up in the woodshed like the evil that they were.
- Completing the arrangement of domestic buildings is the woodshed, a building that was vital for the fires that both warmed the house and cooked the food.
- The woodshed is the size of a single-car garage.
- Three hours later the woodshed had acquired a doorcase in strict neoclassical style, with pilasters, triglyphs, and a cornice, and he was looking positively pleased with himself, as he rolled off up the hill to face the music.
- Gussie went crazy and I had to put him into a little run that Jane and her brother had constructed in back of the woodshed.
- Harry decided we were not worth further consideration, gathered up his prize and took himself off behind the woodshed.
- This has given me ample opportunity to perfect my carpentry skills: Just as I finish building rabbit hutches, chicken coops and woodsheds, I have to start again at a new location.
- Kennedy felt like he was on a trip to the woodshed.
- A motley collection of bones and antlers is nailed to the woodshed.
- Those are now hung to dry in the woodshed until it is time to bring them indoors, and use them, decked with huge scarlet bows, as Christmas decorations.
- I raced outside and into the woodshed, where I cried till I was wrung dry and empty.
- During the day my sister and I would play in the tall grasses, or watch grandpa building something in his woodshed.
- The woman led Alex out a back door and to a woodshed.
- Half an hour later Hitomi found herself inside a woodshed in a corner; her legs and hands were tied.
- I fancy Sir Arthur Throckmorton would have seen the joke, when after four centuries a carpenter found his diary, all three volumes of it - in a woodshed.
- She led him to the woodshed, where a candle burned just bright enough to catch the fine wisps of steam rising from the freshly warmed bathwater.
- He always lived in strangers' unheated woodsheds and in return would herd their geese and cows.
- I also suggest he leaves the axe in the woodshed when he next looks for a lobster.
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