In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(utensils)servicio de campaña masculine
- Digging her mess kit out of her saddlebags, she set about retrieving some dinner from the pans littering the pit stones along the edge of the fire's reach.
- I packed a small one-burner backpacking stove, a bag of rice, two cans of kidney beans, and a mess kit for four people in my backpack.
- Two bowls, a tiny side plate, a pair of chopsticks and a cloth square were all wrapped in another square like an Oriental version of the mess kit she used in Girl Guides.
- Of course, I have staples like sugar, pepper, and the like as well as a hand-crank can opener and a mess kit for eating from (purchased at the camping store).
- Based on a Marine Corps system the M - 1945 combat field pack (carrying underwear toilet articles mess kit, poncho) joined to the M - 1945 field cargo pack (extra clothing) and belt with canteen and first-aid packet pouch.
- Every thing about that evening - the tent, mess kits from which we ate and the uncomfortable seating - was symbolic of a company in crisis.
- She grabbed Neal's mess kit out of his bag, took his collapsible cup out and poured a drink.
- On the back of the vest, nestled between two water bottle pockets, is a large pouch that would be perfect for a mess kit or other largish survival item.
- At noon lunch was ‘corned willy and hard tacks’ from the mess kits that the men carried.
- Back when I was in the Boy Scouts - for over a decade, believe it or not - we used to go camping, and we'd eat out of mess kits.
- For reasons unknown, we had to wear our Class A dress uniforms in the chow line, mess kits in hand.
2British(uniform)uniforme de gala masculine
- We got to dress up, Tom more than me as I don't have the gear, but he has a kilt, and wears it with his mess kit.
- The Commissioner will wear a mess kit for certain formal dinners.
- Uniforms range from full mess kit (with dinner jackets, cummerbunds or waistcoats, etc) to Service Dress with bow ties.
- On VE day, when he was running a laboratory in a field hospital in Poona, the officers' mess laid on a celebratory meal, and he was made to dine outside on the lawn as he didn't have full mess kit.
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