In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(before noun) monísimo[ S ]bijou residence for sale — se vende casita, verdadera monada
- The title is certainly a fair description of the 15x15 sq ft bijou premises in Stable Mews, in Leigh.
- The complete tour of a Tokyo apartment - compact and bijou, but clean, light and equipped with modern equipment to make the best of the limited space.
- Here an ancient citadel coils around an old port and bijou restaurants crowd around a modern marina.
- Compact and bijou, Belfast is nonetheless a world-beater.
- The jewel in the crown of this bijou empire is the Seafood Restaurant, which he opened in the early Seventies.
- The tree would be dressed in a sea of twinkling white lights - nothing else save for some sort of interesting piece of art work on the top bought from some little bijou art shop in Morocco.
- They started 15 years ago and between them now boast restaurants, hotels, a university campus, a sports stadium, arts centres, new bridges and bijou housing.
- Sure there are upmarket towns like Peebles and Perth, with bijou cafes and hand-knitted jumper shops, many of which are aimed more at the tourists than the natives.
- When the swinging Sixties brought a revival, the shabby stables found themselves transformed into chic, bijou dwellings for artists, authors and those with general designs on being fabulous.
- So you have this strange contrast - small country shops, local country pubs, and then little bijou design shops in the middle of nowhere.
- Inner-city sheds are being sold for a king's ransom, large back gardens are being turned into multi-unit developments and smart operators in posh districts are turning out-houses and garages into bijou dwellings.
- A two-bedroom flat in bijou Holly Walk, not far from Hampstead Heath but not exactly in view of it either, was just fifty quid shy of a million pounds.
- A sign in the driveway of the waterside mansion doesn't quite say ‘tradesmen's entrance ’, but it directs visitors to the back door, where a bijou sports car sits in the garage.
- What used to be their homes and even workshops are now largely weekend cottages or bijou conversions for long-distance commuters.
- Kinloch House has recently invested in an indoor swimming pool and a new spa, and both take a stay in this bijou little hotel from average country break to a real pampering weekend.
- When the handsome Hollywood actress Brooke Shields, left, starred as Roxie Hart in the West End musical Chicago over the summer, she picked out a bijou house in Marylebone as her home.
- Never mind that the club will be evicted from their ground at the end of the season, which will be bulldozed into a building site from which bijou homes will arise.
- It is no longer possible to stroll up the road to a corner store (all of them now bijou residences) so that you never needed a car, using the tram or ferry on the rare occasions when sorties were made into the city.
- But they are not planning to make the bijou residence in Denholme Road, Oxenhope, their home - Mr Beaumont intends to convert it into a studio where he will paint and produce stained glass work.
- Well, not all of them… the majority handed over a selection of bijou Edwardian residences which I shall have to go and look at, at some point.
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