In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1palo de escoba masculinea witch on her broomstick — una bruja en su escoba
- Gryffindor seems headed for victory until Harry's broomstick turns into a bucking bronco.
- As they walked further inside the park, they saw some witches flying around with broomsticks and wizards chasing them high up the sky.
- A huge witch, with her hooked nose, black cape and hat and broomstick stared out from an assortment of wonderful Hallowe'en creations, all made by the children.
- A six-metre high opening is known as the Witches Cave because the shadow cast by the lighting on the cave wall looks rather like a witch riding her broomstick.
- Last year, over dinner, I mentioned that the stereotype of witches flying on broomsticks came about because they used to make a hallucinogenic poultice from deadly nightshade.
- The winner in the seven to 12 age group was Lea Eyre, with a picture of a witch on a broomstick.
- Then we'd collect withered dry leaves and cipins and light a bonfire around which we'd dance and make weird noises, dressed as witches and really imagining we were flying on broomsticks.
- The witches would fly to the meeting riding their broomsticks accompanied by black cats.
- According to German folklore, on April 30th witches fly their broomsticks to the mountains for a heathen festival, coinciding with the night the ancient deities conceived spring.
- From Harry's look of worry before walking onto the field, to the unbelievable flying broomstick scenes, the audience immediately gets caught up in the match between Gryffindor and Slytherin.
- There were Dorothy look-alikes inspired by The Wizard of Oz, witches with broomsticks, and numerous bits of arbitrary, minimally edited business.
- Around the cities TV and billboards sporting witches on broomsticks and wild scary false faces, dominate the run up to the first of November 1st.
- The refreshment table including several cakes, two shaped like pumpkins, two like headstones, and one circular cake was like a full moon with a cleverly iced witch on a broomstick flying in front of it.
- Witches arrived on their broomsticks and skeletons travelled in large numbers to the party.
- Maybe one day somebody will do right by the community, but at least this show portrays them as ‘good witches’ without a broomstick in sight.
- And Narnia idealises the simple things in life, while the more up-to-date, affluent Harry drools over the latest must-have broomstick, the Nimbus 2000.
- All manner of witch paraphernalia adorn the walls and bar - there are stained-glass witch windows and witches on broomsticks hanging from the ceilings.
- When I arrived, I was standing outside a normal brick house, there were no witches passing by or broomsticks parked in the garden, so I felt brave enough to knock on the door, the door was answered by a lady not much older than me, I was in shock!
- However, for most of us, Halloween is the night for witches and broomsticks, fire and black cats.
- No car, no broomstick, no other form of transportation came close to the ride that Kate had that morning.
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