In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The workbench supports and the machine mountings go through the floor into the basement and rest on eight-ton concrete blocks, supported by pistons, which in turn rest on cushions of compressed air.
- Everything from parcel shelf mountings to battery holders and inlet manifolds could be made using these materials and the first cars made from them could be in production within the next five years.
- The report said: ‘The forces generated prior to engine shutdown caused the canopy to detach from the aircraft and also resulted in significant damage to the engine and its mountings.’
- All the chosen works will be scanned and then enlarged without distortion, to be displayed as massive murals on the sides of buildings or in billboard-style mountings.
- Drainpipes were pulled from their mountings and a hand rail was ripped from the stairs.
- Similarly, but less drastically, gems were pried from their mountings to be sold or deployed in a different context.
- But there are also mountings, behind them, for a pair of occasional third-row seats, which can be bought from Peugeot dealerships, either singly or as a pair, for an extra £165 each.
- That is the luggage space now that the engine has been moved up to the more conventional mounting at the front.
- It was discovered that the heavy mortar and its robust mount provided a very stable mounting, which allowed a high degree of control for the machine gun.
- Early last year the owners' corporation began complaining of tiles falling off walls, windows coming off their mountings, pipe leakages and pieces of concrete falling off staircases and external walls.
- Visible evidence pointed to the fact that the gearbox, together with the rotor head, had broken away from the fuselage mountings in flight.
- An enormous gun is mounted on a large-radius rotating mounting over the stern.
- They must have known what the mountings were for and to cause criminal damage to them is beyond belief.
- However, the mistral which has been particularly strong lately has blown one of the gates off its mountings.
- Such mountings are frequently used to support lenses, windows, and small mirrors.
- A large steel hinge-shaped mounting remains attached to the wall in one of the shelters.
- He said: ‘The force used by the so-called health and safety people who conducted these inspections must have been quite immense for it to break the plaque from its mountings.’
- The raiders used two stolen cars to smash their way into the front entrance of the Co-op store in High Street, Queensbury, but were foiled when they tried to rip the cash machine from its mountings.
- The unit weighs 16 pounds and has anti-vibration mountings for comfortable operation.
- A clever option is a bicycle rack which latches onto built-in mountings in the rear bumper.
- Thieves simply walked into the castle and ripped the painting, worth £40m, from its wall mountings on the castle stairs with only one attendant to stop them.
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