In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The passage tombs are most often set on a hilltop inside a large circular mound surrounded by kerbstones.
- The kerbstone looks to be some 3 or 4 inches high.
- At the bottom of the hill, as the road swerved away to the right, the trailer and our precious oil tank decided to go straight on, the towbar crashing into the kerbstone, sending the whole works spinning into the undergrowth.
- Urban Britain, with its street lights and kerbstones, has twisted its fingers into every fibre of rural England's pelt.
- Both fell to the ground; one of them tripped over a kerbstone, fell backwards, fractured his scull and died shortly afterwards.
- I expect City of York Council will also think it appropriate to drill these meters into the wide granite kerbstones that line the street.
- You see the solitary old Indian gentleman, sitting out on the kerbstone everyday, staring vacantly into nowhere, thinking of India no doubt.
- Walking through London, I've seen symbols carved into the kerbstones.
- Flagstones, kerbstones and garden walls all sank into the huge hole and one man had been forced to use his back door instead of the front.
- Plans have been drawn up to delineate the two small plots with some form of kerbstone and allow for a headstone to be erected.
- They were laying kerbstones as a safety measure because the stretch of road is one of Swindon's most notorious accident hotspots.
- The sharpness of the kerbstones has caused damage to tyres.
- The young people want a hard surface area with kerbstones or similar for skateboarding.
- There are quarries nearby and what they haven't sold is used for kerbstones.
- Along with flags and painted kerbstones they mark out paramilitary territory.
- Once the system is in place, the fastest-moving vehicles will take lane closest to the footpath or kerbstones on the left.
- The giant kerbstones came from several miles away.
- They are full of cracked or misaligned paving slabs or kerbstones, running fissures and uneven surfaces everywhere.
- They claim paths have broken and uneven kerbstones and the grids are blocked up, especially in the back streets, and want the council to clean and maintain them properly.
- White picket fencing, kerbstones around plots and over-elaborate flower beds were also to be stopped in a bid to tidy up cemeteries.
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