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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- The sailors on the patrol boat thought I was going to fall, so grabbed me by my clothes.
- Ships were dressed with flags and sailors climbed the rigging or stood on decks, caps in hand, to cheer the Queen.
- As dawn broke, with the master's consent, sailors from the USS Bunker Hill boarded the vessel.
- He looked ahead and a saw a large crowd of sailors gathering around a docked ship.
- All the boats are captained by professional sailors but the rest of the crew are amateurs.
- He was a member of the sailing club and stalwart sailor and racer who lost his life at sea last year.
- I'd picked up that he was an expert sailor of dinghies and had twice won something called the Prince of Wales Cup.
- She is also a keen sailor, who is on track for her yacht master's certificate.
- Teddy had always been a keen and intrepid sailor, and after retiring he went to live in St Mawes where he had first learned to sail as a boy.
- She had wide interests, was a keen dinghy sailor and took an active part in youth welfare.
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