In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(desolate)desiertothe place was deserted — no había un alma en el lugar
- the deserted streets — las calles desiertas
- Stroll from the hotel, past a scattering of houses, to the deserted beach for an early-morning intake of the elements.
- Dirty black steps lead up to a deserted platform, blocked off somewhere behind a car repair yard.
- Tan participated in an exhibition Cai organized in Taiwan, presenting an installation in a deserted blockhouse by the sea.
- Early on a June morning last year, four police officers drew up outside a warehouse on a deserted trading estate in Birmingham.
- We got off the bus to walk among the deserted business buildings of Burke.
- A white trailer rolls onto the deserted main square of a quiet Midwestern town.
- Two men wake to find themselves chained at opposite ends of a deserted washroom somewhere in the Industrial Zone.
- The image of the deserted city glows briefly, then vanishes.
- Behind the hall was a deserted graveyard overgrown with weeds.
- City roads are presenting a deserted look during the afternoons.
- I ate a late lunch at a little deserted restaurant.
- They follow him to a deserted spot where he leaves an envelope stuffed full of cash.
- Scraping the ice off their cars, they travel along deserted roads, through the eerie, wintry stillness.
- The sick woman was then allowed to take possession of the deserted dwelling.
- He found the totem pole beside a deserted coastal village.
- The man in this story finds an attractive woman on a deserted road.
- I paused in Westcliff to sit in a deserted shelter.
- Click here for a gallery of pictures of the deserted village at Slievemore.
- A young knight is riding through a deserted countryside, seeking shelter for the night.
- I think of sitting next to him on a deserted stretch of beach in California.
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