In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He went out to help with the umpiring, wearing a white cricket jersey with chevron stripes, and a striped umbrella.
- The new cheaper polyester ones look cheap and nasty and the chevrons are dull.
- Geometric designs have always feature prominently in Celtic artwork with spirals, chevrons, scrolls and knot work.
- Those veterans who were authorized by Army Regulations 600-95 to wear wound chevrons could apply for the new award.
- Allied ground forces in Normandy used a white star for the same reason, and in the Gulf war in 1990-1 Allied vehicles bore a distinguishing chevron.
- Three chevrons on the shirtsleeves marked him as being a sergeant.
- The north wall doubles as a media screen, and part of the south wall, boldly painted in red and black chevrons, pivots open to allow the largest works of art to be trucked in.
- His uniform fit his dark appearance, black with deep gold chevrons and embroidery decorating the sleeves and chest.
- Cars that wear the double chevron symbol have always seemed indelibly French.
- Diagonal and chevron stripes and details help create a thinner middle shape by moving the eye toward your center, not your sides.
- They have swiped hundreds of signs, including chevrons and direction indicators giving motorists advance notice of hazards.
- On his sleeve was the chevron of a petty officer.
- One of the armoured ones sported the gold chevrons of an officer on his cuirass.
- The markings are a mixture of red paint and chevrons which urge motorists to move into the left hand lane shortly before the road becomes a single carriageway again.
- The 1948 career plan created the Army's current pay grades and led to changes in chevrons.
- Look for green and peach in denim or cord with chevron stripes and floaty dresses.
- We are getting issued with service chevrons - one for each year's service.
- Along with the Badge of Military Merit in the summer of 1782, Washington also authorized a chevron for enlisted personnel signifying each three years of satisfactory service.
- Enlisted grade inflation spiraled upward until 1945, by which time every infantry rifle company NCO had sewed on another chevron.
- That package includes some road markings, including chevrons and red surfacing, more road signs and extra visibility on ‘wider’ bends.
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