In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's a bolthole when domestic pressures become too great.
- Penelope Wilton plays Daisy Langrish, an author who moves into a Yorkshire cottage she has bought as a bolt-hole from her busy life in London.
- It's 1987, and McIver is living alone in a rundown summer house in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the traditional holiday bolthole for generations of well-off New Yorkers.
- One day, I will have a flat there as a bolthole for an occasional escape from everything.
- He planned to start this jubilee holiday boarding the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway, getting away from his work to the family bolthole on the west coast of Lewis.
- We now have more than 500 members from 35 countries worldwide and many of them see the club as a unique bolthole where they can shelter from the public eye.
- ‘I belong to a generation for whom reading books was a mild narcotic,’ he says, ‘a bolthole from life's drudgery, sought out on a daily basis.’
- It's about three and a half months since I moved into this flat, and during that time it's been little more than a bolthole from the stresses and strains of work, to be honest.
- With stained-glass windows and dark oak panelling from floor to ceiling, it must be a glorious bolthole when the open fire is roaring in mid-winter.
- He and his friends had been down in their strip-lit bolthole for weeks, toiling selflessly day and night.
- A beautiful thing, until something goes wrong; when having a bolthole more than a hundred miles from where you bolt from, can be something of a disadvantage.
- For an artist such as Eyton, a studio is a bolt-hole - a private space to recoup his energies, regain his equilibrium and gather his sketches and thoughts.
- The town could be a fine bolthole during the Edinburgh Festival when the capital is heaving with visitors.
- These pathways make convenient boltholes for thieves and vandals to melt into.
- The decision of stay-at-home tourists to trade up is putting pressure on seaside resorts, not least the burghers of Blackpool, a traditional bolthole for thousands of Glaswegians.
- He has a palatial house in a smart part of London and a bolthole in Hertfordshire.
- An American geologist has been explaining why he and a group of mining experts chose a desolate beauty spot in northern England to establish the ultimate holiday bolthole with a difference.
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