In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- When pack animals carry your gear, though, camping doesn't have to be uncomfortable.
- Even today in more primitive areas, porters and pack animals are still the most effective means of moving military supplies.
- Although the llama was used as a pack animal in South America, it could not compare with the horses and camels which made transcontinental links possible in Eurasia.
- Camels were first brought to Australia in the 19th century as pack animals that were well suited to opening up the country's vast unexplored deserts.
- He pushed open the gate of the donkey's stall, and led the pack animal into the main row of the stables.
- On some Base Camp Trips, pack animals carry most of your gear, food, and equipment to and from a backcountry camp, leaving you to enjoy the peace and serenity of the great outdoors.
- They traveled on the jungle trails until they had to abandon the pack animals and continue on foot, carrying their supplies on their backs.
- All traders travelled on foot, but many used oxen as pack animals and were therefore known as phaukhaa wuataang or ‘oxen caravan traders’.
- I would wager to guess the colonists got there by foot or pack animal, as a motorized vehicle would be unlikely to traverse the steep sides of the valley, and colonists usually are not wealthy enough to afford to be airlifted.
- For centuries, the llama, a domesticated cousin of the camel, has been the tireless pack animal of this lofty region of South America.
- Clad in only a loose shirt and white underbreeches, she burst into the courtyard filled with wagons and pack animals laden with supplies and the trunks of nine thousand men.
- The llama is bigger and stronger, and weighing in twice as much at 150 kg, is used as a pack animal, while the Alpaca is bred for its soft cashmere-like fibre which was once reserved for Incan royalty.
- Goods are often transported by pack animals or carried by porters over mountain trails.
- Young men with axes and pack animals travel for hours to cut standing trees, but they also prefer deadwood because it is easier to transport and does not need time to dry.
- Helsun had accompanied them with her little pack animal looking vaguely like a miniature lama heavily loaded with garments and fabric.
- Prior to the arrival of the railroad, all freighting was done by wagon or pack animal.
- They are grown for their fine, lustrous, soft handling fleece whereas the llama is bred as a pack animal and is larger and broader.
- They serve as pack animals and their thick, woolly coats allow them to survive as the nomadic tribes of England constantly trek across the tundra and high snow-covered mountains.
- Heavy, bulky freight for the mines still had to be hauled by teams of pack animals over the old, primitive zigzag trails to the mines.
- Here and there along the route, straining under their loads, are pack animals carrying the few belongings of families strong enough to attempt an escape through the snow.
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