In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As a lad he stood on a hayrick, the proud young Hamlet, giving utterances of greatness.
- Small villages, hayricks, gloomy barns, steaming dung-heaps and frost blasted trees poked from the snow in black detail.
- It was only when she placed her hands on my head and felt the childhood scar from my fall off a hayrick that she acknowledged me as her son.
- They didn't even give him a standing ovation, and instead returned to a placid debate on the countryside, like snoozing farm hands propped up on hayricks.
- A highland smell of dry grass and mould, smoke and hayricks, rode the breeze that pressed against her face.
- Peasants occupied common lands, cleared forest, butchered livestock, and burned hayricks.
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