In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sombrero de tres picos masculineto knock sb/sth into a cocked hat — darle cien / cien mil vueltas a algn/algo informal
- The cloth cap replaced the cocked hat for duty in 1841, displaying the current device by 1883 and the gold-embroidered visor in 1897.
- They dress in brocade costumes with cocked hats and swords, and they're known as The Immortals.
- The officers also still had their cocked hats, which were kept for formal occasions and for proceeding ashore.
- He is a local hero and part of the city's mythology: the gentleman robber in cape and cocked hat who on his famous horse Black Bess rode from London to York in a day.
- When he got closer, he saw with a shock that two were dressed in 17th century clothes, with velvet coats, cocked hats, boots, pistols and swords.
- Most of them sported at least one earring, but nobody except the captain wore a cocked hat.
- It is at this point that the writers and director pull a series of surprise twists out of their cocked hats.
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