In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We sailed out after the brig.
- ‘A brig has sailed from here,’ says a letter from Ibiza.
- He arrived in South Australia on his own ship, the brig New Holland.
- She must have been taken from the retrieval ship directly to the brig.
- Back they went to Sydney to find another ship, this time on the brig Elizabeth.
- The captain of the brig listened attentively.
- The local fishing caravels and brigs appeared small and insignificant, overshadowed by the tall ships.
- One tremendously successful ship design was the two-masted brig of war.
- The final fifteen men survived for another five days until their rescue by the Argus brig, a ship in the Medusa convoy.
- Drastic measures were clearly needed to prevent these disasters and two small brigs were made ready.
- Several men boarded the brig Geddes, at anchor in the Chester River.
- The line to be captured totaled almost 40 kilometers in length, which was in excess of the combat capabilities of two brigs.
- ‘Diary of a Ship’ is 11 minutes following the Lady Washington, the brig that ‘played’ the Interceptor.
- The captain and his crew on the brig Elizabeth exchanged a cargo of flax for transport to Akaroa.
- This two-masted 225 ton wooden brig, built in 1840, also was the victim of gale-force winds.
- Sixteen were barques and brigs engaged in foreign trade.
- A year later a group of American sealers arrived aboard the brig Union.
- All day and night the good brig Quedagh Merchant bobbed and weaved through the winter's stormy blast.
- I'm pretty sure they could sell that information for something juicy in the brig.
- I shuddered, thinking of my own vacation in the brig.
- Instead, he simply said, ‘You enjoyed your stay in the brig?’
- And YOU need to remember, Nelal, you are a civilian, and I can have you thrown in the brig for such conduct.
- The Army doesn't send all refuseniks to the brig.
- After being left in the brig for a few days the captain finally came to retrieve her.
- Escort Mr Spencer to the brig, and make sure Miss Fellows knows what she needs to.
- Start getting to work or I'll send you all down to the brig!
- You've saved a pirate from the brig, helped him find his hat and now you're talking surgery to him.
- Didn't I leave you and yer friends in the brig.
- ‘No good trying to escape me, miss,’ he said and dragged her back down to the brig.
- They picked him up in 2002, locked him away in a military brig, finally brought charges a month ago.
- He wouldn't tell me what he had done to deserve to be locked in the brig.
- They entered the brig and locked the door behind them.
- ‘Do not make me lock you up in the brig again,’ he threatened, putting on his boots.
- I've seen my fair share of brigs and prisons and I've seen them on both sides of the wall.
- Anyone caught dilly dallying will be sent to the brig without question!
- A security team lead the prisoners off to the brig.
- Then you'll find yourselves in the brig awaiting trial, young man.
- Back talk again, and you will be clamped in irons and thrown in the brig until we get to the next port.
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