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
- Although I had only booked for two, the cabin had four bunks.
- The building accommodated 88 people in two and three-tiered bunks in small rooms with no fire extinguishers or sprinkler system.
- 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.
- Although it was converted from an old prison, the luxurious beds are far from bunks.
- He first checked the bunks but they were all empty.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cabins are roomy, with double bottom bunks and handbasin.
- 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.
- Others are the height of luxury - sheds with windows, built in bunks and primus stoves, radios and easy chairs.
- Some of the crew went off-shift, stringing up hybrid bunks and hammocks belowdecks, the others continued working.
- 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.
- The band, who were all asleep at the time (very rock 'n' roll), were thrown from their bunks and some suffered minor injuries.
- And interestingly, they've all got their names on their bunks which is extremely useful for an archaeologist.
- It was a little more than twice the size of my room in the apartment, and fit four beds - two bunks - easily.
- The beds were bunks three tiers high and without mattresses.
- Few pirates were in there, snoozing deeply in their bunks or hammocks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We like to believe that history is bunk because we don't like being bound by it.
- In a democracy, this sort of offensive bunk needs to be tolerated.
- Namely, that this global warming, de-forestation and pollution stuff is all bunk, the planet has never been in finer fettle etc.
- In an often-quoted remark, Henry Ford, the great captain of industry, said, ‘History is more or less bunk.’
- 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.
- Most trendspotting articles - especially those appearing in newsless August - are bunk.
- Certainly there is as much bunk out there that needs to be unmasked as nonsense or lies.
- These people have abandoned their own religion as so much bunk, but have enthusiastically embraced Buddhism, which they imperfectly understand.
- Precisely, the governor said that multiculturalism is bunk.
- 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.
- All of this bunk is making its way around Nassau.
- Foretelling the future through astrology is bunk, right?
- 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.
- 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.
- Proportional representation, for reasons on which I have ranted extensively in this house and elsewhere, is bunk.
- Does this mean I think all Eastern medicine is bunk?
- That he believes his own bunk is the best joke of all.
- 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.
- And I still have no idea whether it's total bunk or not.
- So the Leftist explanation that ‘poverty’ keeps blacks out is sheer bunk.
1to do a bunk — picárselas River Plate informal
- Many of them had to do a bunk as the Nazis became more powerful and they ended up in Hollywood.
- The boss came out, said there was a police officer inside, and urged me to do a bunk or get prison.
- He revealed details of the blackmail to churchwardens and members of the parochial church council and told them he was gay, before doing a bunk on police advice.
- The English agent even had the cheek to send an e-mail saying he was doing a bunk and planned to emigrate to Italy.
- She came to Britain in 1795 to meet her future husband (later George IV) who took one look, did a bunk and ordered a large brandy.
- Kahlil's stepfather, the man she did a bunk with, never seems to have warmed to the boy.
- Peter Chapman remembers: ‘He put two of them in hospital - the other one did a bunk.’
- He did a bunk in mid-December (just before an ICAC inquiry into the controversial Orange Grove affair resumed) and hasn't been seen or heard from since.
- The rules say you can work in pairs in the evenings after 8 p.m. so if you get into trouble, one of you can run interference while your oppo does a bunk to safety.
- Fans of Twins Peaks may remember an episode where James Hurley and Donna Heywood meet at the Roadhouse before doing a bunk as things at home develop into a higher state of bedlam.
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