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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- Two flagpoles flying the American flag will frame the ceremonial entrance.
- There are tens of flagpoles with the flags of different political parties fluttering in the air.
- Outside the Church the flagpoles were adorned with the National and Papal flags.
- The custom of dressing a black poplar known as the Arbor Tree with flags on flagpoles every 29 May is unique in Britain.
- No one partied harder than the people of Bolton, with flags flying patriotically from flagpoles and bunting between the houses.
- We ran around the streets running up the buildings and jumping from flagpole to flag pole upon the buildings.
- The flag was flying on the flagpole, meaning that Her Majesty was at home.
- She's one of the few people who flies the South African flag from a flagpole in her garden.
- ‘The soldiers were very careful in lowering the flags, fearing that the flagpoles were mined or booby trapped,’ a witness told local journalists.
- To hang a Union Flag up correctly the thick white stripe should be at the top of the flag nearest the flagpole and otherwise at the top on the left.
- ‘Hoisted’ is not an adequately descriptive word because these two flags are attached to the world's tallest flagpoles.
- Flags and other patriotic symbols are everywhere - on the flagpoles, on the buildings, on the cars, and on the people themselves.
- The school flag was lowered from a flagpole and replaced by a Union Flag before the 250 pupils gathered with staff to observe the two minutes' silence.
- There is also a tall flagpole with a flag being waved, depending on the weather, by the wind.
- Visitors to Scarborough Cricket Club this week will have noticed three flags on the club flagpole.
- The idea of disguising the transmitter inside the flagpole was intended to ease the planning process.
- Every morning the Indian flag is ceremonially hoisted on a central flagpole, an unusual practice for businesses here.
- A row has broken out between a village church and its neighbours after plans to put a phone mast disguised as a flagpole in its belltower were revealed.
- Beside him was another of the creatures, this one holding a large flagpole with a black flag hoisted to it.
- Just when the first Thai flag flew from a flagpole has never been established.
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