In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It's the place to go if you like your cityscape to be a mix of Colonial-era cobblestones and even older trees.
- Hundreds of feet clopped against the cobblestones of the road, adding the gentle clip-clop to the swelling voices.
- No one knows exactly which streets still have cobblestones beneath the asphalt.
- It's either twilight or pre-dawn, with cobblestones and architecture hinting at a European setting.
- Nevertheless, before I knew what I was doing, I was scrambling down the ladder and running over the cobblestones of the road.
- Angry householders have claimed the historic look of their community is being ruined by the removal of cobblestones.
- They are set in an open plaza of cobblestones and pine trees.
- We used to walk together kicking the cobblestones in the shanty town.
- He never complained, except when he occasionally slipped on muddy cobblestones.
- Below the little cobblestones were as rounded as new loaves of bread.
- The market square is surrounded by an ancient collar of cobblestones.
- Children played soccer on the cobblestones and roaming dogs barked at our rickshaw and ran after it.
- In the yellow light the cobblestones gleam and the air is damp and yeasty.
- The walls shone with rainwater trailing through the grime and the ground was thick with mud between the uneven cobblestones.
- She recalls market vendors rattling carts along the cobblestones beneath her window, en route to the Campo de Fiori market.
- It was all cobblestones and houses up on high with slate shingles and ivy crawling all over the place.
- The pounding of boots on cobblestones grew fainter and fainter.
- The women navigate cobblestones and broken pavements on stilettos without breaking stride.
- One police officer sustained a blow to the head from a large cobblestone.
- The going was tough indeed, I slammed on the anchors, skidded on the cobblestones and nearly went into the back of a horse box.
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