In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1saco masculinecostal masculineI bought three sackfuls of onions — compré tres sacos / costales de cebollas
- letters were arriving by the sackful — llegaban cartas a montones
- A sackful of medals followed, and his partnership with John Toshack is still talked about by misty-eyed Liverpool fans even today.
- Under cover of darkness, and armed with sackfuls of rubbish, he wreaks havoc on the tidy town's effort, dumping in areas which have recently been cleaned up by local environmentalists.
- A ballad that Thompson plays live tells Shakespeare's tale of the King of France sending Henry V a sackful of tennis balls, insinuating that he should be playing games, not fighting wars.
- Only a man with a dodgy moustache, a sinister glint in his eye and a sackful of puppies in the boot of his car is likely to raise their suspicions.
- As word of Balboa's discovery spread, other Spaniards headed for the Gulf of Panama and returned with sackfuls of pearls.
- A gang of Chinese immigrants, face deportation after being caught stealing sackfuls of protected cockles from a Scottish beach.
- They don't fool me in their red vans and their long white beards and their false ho ho ho laughs, coming down your chimney at Christmas with sackfuls of letters.
- I insist on being read each and every one, so that I may duly reward each well-wisher with a sackful of sugar beets from the Zweibel ancestral home in Prussia.
- Most vendors arrive by the droves from villages every day, carrying sackfuls of vegetables.
- Next door the grocer has piles of fresh fruit, 2lb bags of apples for a quid, every herb you see on Ready Steady Cook or AWT's garden, sackfuls of potatoes of every variety, all displayed in wicker baskets.
- The contingent from the Royal Regiment - formerly the Lancashire Fusiliers - brought a sackful of cuddly toys to hand out as presents.
- When Edward O'Reilly bought the manuscript library of the poet and scribe Muiris Ó Gormáin in 1794 it amounted to five sackfuls.
- A Health board faces the threat of prosecution and a hefty fine following the discovery of several sackfuls of waste in a field near one of its clinics.
- One stall sold a dozen different types of beancurd; others displayed great sackfuls of glossy red chillies and pink Sichuan pepper, or enormous clay urns filled with rice wine.
- The guard, who had been speaking frantically into some kind of communicating device, fell like a sackful of potatoes.
- Peter Townend, pictured, who owns South End Hall on Tickhill Street, off Leeds Road, arrived at work yesterday to find sackfuls of refuse blocking the entrance to his premises.
- Mr Gallagher said Mrs Gillard was then bombarded with flowers and chocolates and sackfuls of junk mail at the home she shared with her husband Alaric.
- While all this was under way, out of the white dimness came the contractor, carrying four wooden stakes, a heavy sackful of something, and two bottles of sake; and knowing exactly what to do.
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