In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- At about 3.15 pm a section of the steel fencing was prised apart by some revellers.
- At the time of writing, the hospitals of Baghdad are overflowing with the wounded and dying, as the city is prised apart by American tanks.
- To clean the scallops, prise the shells open with a knife, scraping and loosening from the flat shell.
- She prised them apart and pulled out a crumbling flake of card.
- Last year there were 10 break-outs and 33 unsuccessful escape attempts, each involving detainees prising open windows under cover of darkness.
- Lift the clumps carefully and prise the bulbs apart causing as little damage to the roots as possible.
- Culture can prise open minds and penetrate perceptions in a way that politics has long since failed to do.
- By prising the gas and electricity markets away from state-owned monopolies, EU policy aims to get prices down - and that could mean higher consumption.
- Navy also looked to be the favourites as Air Force had almost prised the championship away from Army on the Sunday, losing by only a goal in the dying moments of the game.
- Three minutes later the Liverpool defence was prised apart, alarmingly.
- I tried to prise it apart with a ruler, then I tried using a pair of scissors to try and lever the infernal plastic spindle apart.
- Anyway last night, after I managed to prize Debbie off the computer, going for just one more click for about ten minutes, we went upstairs to watch The Others.
- Well, no, it's just I need to prize myself from the Internet over the examination period and that means sacrificing blog updates.
- The lid of the freezer gave a tiny groan as we prised it open.
- The shale is extremely fragile, and Gess's main tool has been a pen knife, with which he systematically prises layers apart, centimetre by centimetre, or even millimetre by millimetre.
- While prizing Chris away from the dog kennels (cos he really wants a little dog), one or two cats caught our eye.
- Eventually when it was prised open, I found some yellowed and brittle sheets of paper, most of them hand-written, but illegible now.
- Alli insists his offer fully values the business, despite industry claims that he will need to push the bid to at least £120m to have any chance of prising the station from SMG.
- Too few people have been persuaded out of their cars and on to public transport; now they are being prized out.
- Fire surrounds, wall panelling and window sills were all prised out and shipped along the coast.
- Broken edges can be made neat by cutting a square of turf behind the damage, prising it free, moving it forward and trimming off the broken part.
- Rescue workers managed to prise it open but no one was found inside.
- Gingerly prising the door open half-expecting a private party or aftermath of a wedding reception, we were pleasantly surprised to be ushered in and offered drinks.
- Company staff were forced to carry out the grim task of prising the animals free.
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