In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Martin stood on the dais where the lectern usually sat, a low brazier to either side.
- The pontiff spoke from a dais overlooking throngs who cheered ‘You are home’ after he was raised to the altar by a lift.
- She glanced at CJ standing up on the dais and then back down to the boy running toward her from the bottom of the steps.
- He ascended the dais to receive his prize. His freedom.
- She stood on the dais and placed her hands on the waist high posts.
- Sniggering was heard from the other knights standing by the throne dais.
- He had been standing between the throne dais and the baron's chair.
- Only when I was standing on the dais did I feel that I had the title wrapped up.
- Were they not inhibited Anglo-Saxons and had he been in their midst rather than standing on a raised dais, they would have assuredly hugged him.
- James pointed over to the daises where a man and woman sat on thrones with Marlin slightly behind them.
- The king sat upon a dais and Lione stood before him and told the story of the crimes the Brotherhood had committed.
- There was a fitting moment when Ryan called the team Captain, Steven Price, to the presentation dais to receive the trophy with him.
- Three other thrones also occupied the dais, but only one was filled.
- A handful of men are sitting cross-legged on the raised dais of the communal eating area, weapons by their side, while we take a table on the main floor.
- The gazes of all in the room followed Lamar as she ascended the steps of the dais and stood in front of the throne, facing them.
- From the dais, each name and age is called out over the loudspeaker.
- He wore a sparkling clean salvar kemeez, and sat on a magnificent throne raised on a mahogany dais above platform 1.
- Behind the two ancient thrones and their dais, there was a tapestry on the wall.
- Mills, at 18 the baby of the team, dissolved into tears on the medal dais even before the Australian flag was raised.
- The four-poster bed, not against the wall, was raised on a dais.
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