In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The table featured a croquet-like hoop at one end called the ‘Port’ and an upright skittle at the other called the ‘King’.
- We have been falling over like skittles and that's one game we probably could have done with playing when it was scheduled for.
- They will each be given a turkey and asked to bowl it down the ice towards some skittles.
- He ran the length of the pitch, knocking Leigh defenders down like skittles to score a sensational try and claim victory for Keighley.
- Sunday knocked us down like skittles and we decided it was time to go.
- This float looks like a miniature skittle seen in a bowling lane.
- This forerunner to 10-pin bowling involves flinging a ‘cheese’ through the air at 9 hornbeam skittles.
- Pete E and Tom wisely moved out the way as they would have been knocked over like skittles!
- Wandering among its pillars, I felt like an ant among the pins of a bowling alley: 134 awesome skittles, each more elaborately decorated than the last.
- It would seem a reasonable confusion if the game equipment included both skittles and hoops/rings?
- Each skittle scores differing numbers of points and success is largely a matter of luck.
- It would have involved bowling frozen turkeys down the ice at skittles.
- The large skittle is presumably a king pin as featured in some of the modern versions of skittles.
- The ball hit him square in the forehead and he fell like a skittle.
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