In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1piedra del feminine→ curb
- That was my mistake recently when I crammed my rear, left-side tire against the jagged curbstone in front of my apartment.
- He traversed the gamut of the masonry trades from foundation to lintel, bridge abutment to gravestone, and from skyscraper to curbstone.
- When Lenin died, the soldiers sat on the curbstones and wept, and the workers ran from their machines and shook their fists to the skies.
- He turned the mare up to the curbstone.
- The stones of the passage and of its entrance curbstone were ornamented with spiral and other designs characteristic of megalithic art in the Atlantic region of prehistoric Europe.
- My lifelong entanglement with pay phones dates me; when I was young they were just there, a given, often as stubborn and uncongenial as the curbstone underfoot.
- One of them is a construction worker who can unload heavy curbstones by hand.
- Hartman retreated to the curbstone, but West followed him, his face like a thunder-cloud.
- Dead leaves along the curbstones were white with frost.
- Brezhnev, who finally helped unseat him, recalled that Khrushchev had once called his Kremlin colleagues "dogs peeing on curbstones."
- Growth of cities and the need to pave their streets produced a demand for millions of paving blocks and miles of curbstones.
- He hit his head on a curbstone and died three days later.
- Its physical manifestation appearing in the painted curbstones, flags and murals that demarcate the borders of the two communities in working class areas of most towns and cities throughout Ulster.
- Many towns are installing crisp new granite curbstones along their streets to replace the crumbling concrete that replaced earlier granite curbstones.
- The cross marks in curbstones, indicators of which stonemason cut it, or of a parallel city.
- The sparrows were merry along the curbstones, taking bath after bath in the water and ruffling their feathers with delight.
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