In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desventura femininea bit of a misadventure — un pequeño percance
- death by misadventure — muerte accidental
- Having a majority of eleven against him, the wise juryman consented to a merciful verdict of death by misadventure.
- She advised the jury of three options death by accident, misadventure or an open verdict.
- An inquest recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after hearing she died of acute peritonitis, caused by the perforation of her bowel during the operation.
- The jury at the inquest into his death recorded a verdict of death by misadventure yesterday.
- Tests indicated her death was due to alcohol and drugs and a jury at the first inquest returned a verdict of death by misadventure.
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