In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Miss, I must ask that you please put on your lifebelt and come up to the boat deck immediately.
- Watchkeepers were shocked to find lifebelts knotted and thrown into the water, cables ripped out of scanners and damage to their roof when they arrived at their base yesterday morning.
- And lifebelts aren't exactly the kind of thing you can sell on.
- Dougie had a sleeping bag; I lay shivering amongst lifebelts and ropes and prayed for morning.
- As well as climbing on sand stockpiles, children have also been seen around the quarry's lagoons and have thrown lifebelts into the water.
- Lifebelt lines have had to be replaced several times and lifebelts have had to be retrieved from lakes eight times in one week.
- While in the water he removed his lifebelt and tied it around one of the nurses and helped her stay afloat until they were rescued by British and French ships.
- Finally they picked up a fourth man, a passer-by who had seen the drama and dived in to the canal to help, towing a lifebelt.
- The hotel staff threw lifebelts out, which the two men grabbed on to, but they were too exhausted to swim back to the shore.
- The ladies travelling first class were all rescued, but the women in steerage were not even issued with lifebelts.
- Other problems included poor safety information, no black boxes and lifebelts that were difficult to find.
- The men had no radio, lifejackets or lifebelts, and had been unable to abandon ship or attract attention to their plight.
- Members of the Rotary Club will be assessing how many lifebelts are needed on this stretch, in conjunction with water safety experts.
- Although the youngster was wearing a lifebelt, she had become stuck under the water after turning upside down.
- The black Labrador wasted no time when his owner spotted lifebelts floating in the middle of Jubilee Lake.
- He cast the line a fourth time - and it landed directly between the two, who grabbed it and tied it to their lifebelts.
- I am delighted that we have been able to put up so many lifebelts but we also need alarmed lifebelts.
- In the centre of it all stands a bemused young Fijian, a pair of lifebelts extending from outstretched arms, being a tree.
- The second is the ability of both men somehow to get lifebelts or ropes around them.
- Also housed here is a small lifebelt, there for throwing to someone in the water in an emergency.
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