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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- I looked up and saw a man sitting in a hammock that was strung across the ceiling.
- I set up my tent; Marvin and Frankie string their hammocks.
- When we arrived at a grass-thatched hut at sundown, we'd string up our hammocks and spend the night.
- Thence in comparison to pricey couches, hammocks are more user-friendly.
- In such areas it is not unusual for people to use hammocks rather than beds.
- Guests staying in the courtyard also enjoy a private sundeck with sun beds and hammocks.
- As there were many experiments, many of them had to sleep in hammocks or cots instead of regular beds.
- For the modern Cuna, it provides fibers for making clothing, brooms, threads for sewing and weaving, lamp wicks, rope, and hammocks.
- Some of the crew went off-shift, stringing up hybrid bunks and hammocks belowdecks, the others continued working.
- They now approached a boy who lay back in a hammock strung between two large maple trees.
- Elyante lead them to the cabin, where hammocks hung and a little table was bolted down in the middle.
- Peering through windows offered a glimpse of how the real Mexicans live, and unearthed the interesting fact that here beds are a rarity, rope hammocks the norm.
- We talk about natural childbirth and child spacing, swaddling, using cradleboards and hammocks, and carrying your baby.
- Everyone else would sleep on the lower deck in hammocks that were strung from one side rail to the other side rail of the lower deck.
- Sunbathing on the cute white sandy beach hugging the lagoon is slightly congested but pleasant, with hammocks strung among the palm trees.
- I love the rope hammocks but I think the mesh would be even nicer.
- Then again, maybe if I ask nicely, the boss will let me string a hammock under my desk.
- Each has a balcony, complete with wicker chairs and a hammock - many guests choose to sleep in the latter.
- I try to take a break next door in one of Rusco garden furniture's comfy rope hammocks, but the saleslady sees I'm way too snug and turfs me out sharpish.
- At night we sleep in hammocks strung between two trees on the bank, and keep our fire lit, to keep jaguars and other animals away.
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