In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(large jug)jarra feminine
- Despite this, some early pewter survives, including the flagons shown in Plates II and IV.
- ‘Hell no,’ Percy agreed as he passed out fresh flagons.
- He plucked a flagon from the tray of a passing serving boy.
- He drank deeply from his flagon, set it down once more.
- She bent down and picked up a second flagon, then started to drink it.
- Mountains of grapes dwindled; empty flagons accumulated on the floor.
- Since he is not drinking himself and the flagon is half-empty, it is not likely to be her first glassful.
- An 1879 claret jug can be seen as a pared-down variant of an 1862 gothic silver and glass flagon designed by William Butterfield.
- A large flagon contained grog, the drink consumed by every person on board.
- Consider it your reward for dealing with Old Martin at the gatehouse,’ he said, pushing the flagon a bit closer.
- He bought a pitcher of the spiced, potent mead sold in these parts, and asked for a pair of clean flagons.
- He took a seat next to his king, taking a flagon from a servant and drinking deeply.
- He returned a minute later with a tray and four flagons.
- Dusk slowly came and still the walls of the pub echoed with laughter and the sound of clinking flagons and plates.
- All of the 120 or more silver bowls, dishes, cups, flagons and spoons were cut up, crushed, or broken.
- He said it as he picked up a flagon and put it under the spout of a wine barrel.
- He pulled another long drink from his flagon.
- It has long been known that water carried in silver flagons stays fresh.
- As Hunter drew closer, he noticed the several flagons sitting on the table between them were mostly empty.
- Together they returned their flagons to the bar as he gave them one last look.
2(large bottle)botellón masculine
- Made in co-operatives, it is bottled in 5-l flagons and sold in bars and cafés.
- And the drinking games were being played using a super-strong lager that came in flagons from the nearby brewery.
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