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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- But mark my words - such a strategy will never work, because by mid morning, you'll be reaching down and adjusting your sock levels by hoicking them back up into place.
- Only a few minutes into the interview he swivels in his smallish chair, hoicking his legs over the arms, loafers dangling and showing a bit of leg - a pose he retains for the rest of the interview.
- All we see of it now is how they hoicked out tons of rubble and masonry leaving only their trenches behind.
- James was hoicking snow out of his left ear, clearly he had landed harder than he had thought.
- What republican would not hoick his or her beliefs overboard to wallow in such taxpayer-funded luxury?
- The object was to finish by hoicking the ball through a raised hoop using a different spoon-like tool which was adapted more for accuracy and less for power like a putter in the game of golf.
- She fell in like one of them herself, a part of the third human chain that was suddenly and fairly efficiently hoicking sacks of grain from Red Diamond's hold and heaving them over the side.
- I hoicked my jacket up on to an empty peg.
- To hoick the spacecraft up out of that well takes thrust - often quite a lot of it.
- Wilson said that the college has been ‘completely and utterly unhelpful - they just hoick prices up when they want.’
- I hoick all the cane furniture into the house to dry and rearrange the floral layout.
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