In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Horse-drawn sleighs jingle by, carrying passengers on the occasional Sunday outing.
- It's a kaleidoscope of colours: young parents push their youngsters in sleighs, and children giggle as they weave through skaters that enjoy the picturesque Parliament Hill backdrop.
- There are six sleighs drawn by three horses each and carrying from six to twelve passengers.
- Dog sleds and horse drawn sleighs are also available.
- But for the children it was the arrival of Father Christmas in a sleigh led by Cairngorm reindeer that made the event so special.
- A ride through the forests on a troika - a sleigh pulled by three horses - is a real treat.
- They climbed over an 8,000-foot pass and then skied down to Boulder Station, where they rode a horse-drawn sleigh the remaining miles to Ketchum.
- Take your holiday décor beyond the traditional sleigh and reindeer by adding some new, festive friends.
- Coffins were transported in improvised sleighs - usually barn doors taken from their hinges and pulled with ropes.
- We have been collecting in Swindon for about 50 years, and that sleigh had been built in 1969.
- A tiny gentleman bows to a lady, and children pull each other in sleighs.
- They didn't have dog sleighs, they didn't have skin boats, they didn't learn from the Inuit how to kill seals at breeding holes in the winter.
- There was more traffic on the roads: single riders on llamas or deer, sleds and sleighs, some wheeled wagons taking it very easy.
- It's all very depressing especially seeing as we invested in some sleighs a few years back.
- When higher elevation deep snows prevented stages from accessing mountain towns, passengers transferred to sleighs.
- He concentrated on the production of winter scenes, with skaters, sleighs, tobogganers, and people playing kolf (an early form of golf), which convey a sense of delight in the picturesque aspects of Dutch leisure in the 17th century.
- Behind the village we follow a candlelit path into the forest ducking under branches, until, in a clearing, by a tall teepee with smoke coming out the top, we come across five reindeer harnessed to old-fashioned sleighs.
- They hunt reindeer, herd reindeer, eat reindeer meat, drink reindeer milk, ride on reindeer's backs, drive reindeer-drawn sleighs, wear clothes and shoes made of reindeer skins.
- Finally, the bags were upstairs, the sleigh put in the barn, and the horses tended.
- A great way to make an entrance into your snow touched special day is via horse and carriage, or better yet, in a sleigh.
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- The sleighing was very good down in the morning but it thawed considerably yesterday and I had quite poor sleighing for eight miles this side of Newburgh coming home.
- Somewhat incongruously she also described the amusements of the respectable ladies and gentlemen of Deadwood, happily recalling picnics, tennis games, church socials, sleighing parties, and balls.
- Snowmobiles, dog sleds and reindeer sleighs become common in the winter months. The city is a popular ski resort and winter is quite a lively time.
- People beyond thirty or forty years of age remember winter woollies, slides on frozen footpaths and weeks of sleighing on hillsides and roads.
- The organisation covers all costs including accommodation and winter activities such as para-gliding, skiing, dog sleighing and snowboarding.
- Whereas curling, skating, and sleighing were available elsewhere, snowshoeing and tobogganing were specifically Canadian winter sports, which had to be experienced in situ.
- Raymond the reindeer will be lapping up the attention in Bourton again this Christmas despite fears that he would be sleighing away.
- During these months, its countless lakes freeze solid, providing perfect surfaces for skidoo driving, reindeer sleighing and Siberian husky safaris.
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