In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bed)litera femininecucheta feminine River Plate
- The building accommodated 88 people in two and three-tiered bunks in small rooms with no fire extinguishers or sprinkler system.
- He built himself a rough bach and fitted it out with four bunks, making it an ‘open house’ for men in need, old or young, drunk or sober.
- Others are the height of luxury - sheds with windows, built in bunks and primus stoves, radios and easy chairs.
- Be sure crossties are under the mattress foundation of each bed and that they are secured in place even if bunks are used as twin beds.
- Few pirates were in there, snoozing deeply in their bunks or hammocks.
- Although it was converted from an old prison, the luxurious beds are far from bunks.
- It was a little more than twice the size of my room in the apartment, and fit four beds - two bunks - easily.
- The bunks are laid two high in a row of four against one wall, while along the other wall are several small desks and tables, some with console screens, one with personal computer and one with a food dispenser.
- The band, who were all asleep at the time (very rock 'n' roll), were thrown from their bunks and some suffered minor injuries.
- Cabins are roomy, with double bottom bunks and handbasin.
- Inside it's designed as the cabin of a ship: the bunks used to be hammocks and, even when they changed to something more solid, they were famous for having three tiers.
- In lock-down means that he has been in a small 8 x 10 room (that's in feet), double bunks with a toilet and a sink for two years.
- And interestingly, they've all got their names on their bunks which is extremely useful for an archaeologist.
- Some of the crew went off-shift, stringing up hybrid bunks and hammocks belowdecks, the others continued working.
- He first checked the bunks but they were all empty.
- He began his sentence in the Bendigo police station cells, where up to 18 prisoners were locked in an area with bunks for five or six people.
- They can decide together what would be a fair way of assigning responsibilities for keeping the cabin clean, or even how the bunks are arranged.
- Although I had only booked for two, the cabin had four bunks.
- She later returned to Umm Qasr to provide a base for Royal Marines camped out in the desert - her showers, comfortable bunks and good food proved a welcome respite for the troops.
- The beds were bunks three tiers high and without mattresses.
1(nonsense)bobadas feminine informal
- I've said before that I think the supply-siders who argue that lowering our marginal tax rates will raise revenue are full of bunk.
- That he believes his own bunk is the best joke of all.
- Most trendspotting articles - especially those appearing in newsless August - are bunk.
- These people have abandoned their own religion as so much bunk, but have enthusiastically embraced Buddhism, which they imperfectly understand.
- We like to believe that history is bunk because we don't like being bound by it.
- Foretelling the future through astrology is bunk, right?
- Namely, that this global warming, de-forestation and pollution stuff is all bunk, the planet has never been in finer fettle etc.
- In a democracy, this sort of offensive bunk needs to be tolerated.
- The theory that this drifter that's living in his car sneaks in - and this garage door theory, I think is a bunch of bunk.
- On every other subject, they assure us all that ‘right is right and wrong is wrong’ and that cultural relativism is bunk from the elites.
- Interestingly if you search for it online, pretty much the first thing you get is a long page by earthquake experts explaining precisely why it's total bunk.
- Proportional representation, for reasons on which I have ranted extensively in this house and elsewhere, is bunk.
- That's been shown to be complete bunk, as evidenced by the fact that Canada won last year's World Championship and the gold medal in Salt Lake City.
- Does this mean I think all Eastern medicine is bunk?
- And I still have no idea whether it's total bunk or not.
- Precisely, the governor said that multiculturalism is bunk.
- So the Leftist explanation that ‘poverty’ keeps blacks out is sheer bunk.
- All of this bunk is making its way around Nassau.
- In an often-quoted remark, Henry Ford, the great captain of industry, said, ‘History is more or less bunk.’
- Certainly there is as much bunk out there that needs to be unmasked as nonsense or lies.
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