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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- He picked up the shuttlecock and we soon started a game, chatting amiably as we played.
- Its primitive racquets and feather shuttlecocks were soon rendered obsolete by the discovery of celluloid.
- It is interesting to note that there were no shuttlecock manufacturers in those days, so players had to make their own shuttlecocks from whatever materials were available.
- The Indonesians became increasingly desperate, illustrated by a misunderstanding at 10-13 as both men were wrong-footed as the shuttlecock landed in the middle of the court.
- There were also some children who, perhaps intrigued by badminton star Nigelia Saunders' Olympic debut, used their purple plastic rackets to knock shuttlecocks over a purple and lime-green net to each other.
- And her first attempts at badminton (at four) were fraught with difficulties because up till then she had dabbled with tennis, and expected the shuttlecock to bounce!
- They tend to let the shuttlecock play them instead of attacking it.
- On the other hand, maybe he was disturbed by the lights and wind at the stadium which make it difficult to control the shuttlecock.
- The club has just recently been awarded a Network Fund grant of £6200 which will be spent on the maintainance and upkeep of the courts at the club and also on new shuttlecocks, nets and clothing for members.
- Adults still play a game with a shuttlecock made out of corn.
- Shon, who is partially sighted after being struck in the right eye by a shuttlecock when he was 15, certainly had his work cut out for him against his Indonesian opponent.
- In 1956 / 57, when Dunmore entered team competition for the first time, shuttlecocks cost thirty shillings a box and membership fees consisted of five shillings registration and a half a crown a week.
- The left-handed Wong took the first game quickly at 7-1 with his accurate shots as Marlev made too many unforced errors, sending the shuttlecock to the net or behind Wong's line.
- And I had the chance to finish off the match when I was leading 17-14 and my opponent hit a lame return, only for me to smack the shuttlecock into the net.
- I thought this over as I got a shuttlecock and volleyed it against the wall.
- She let out a dry laugh and I hit the shuttlecock, then she ran to meet it, maintaining the rally in silence for a few seconds before continuing.
- Like a fencer, I lunged forwards then soared into the air to meet the shuttlecock.
- Cann returned her serve and Hughes stood back, waiting and hoping the shuttlecock would drop the wrong side of the white line.
- In the first two sets, Sony could not free himself from Bao's pressure and failed to return the shuttlecock to Bao's court.
- He snapped his Achilles heel while bending to pick up a shuttlecock and will be in plaster for three months.
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