In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Everyone in England should see it from the deck of a wooden sailing ship, with a chill on the air and the taste of spindrift on their lips.
- It's a fine day, the sun shining but the wind blowing spindrift sharp as staples.
- With childlike optimism, I'd pitched our tarp-tent as I would have in Colorado timber, and spindrift had squirted through every crack, coating everything with a layer of rime and soaking our sleeping bag.
- Its contents smelled of Scottish mildew and stone, and spindrift, and stevedore's spilt beer, and untreated crate wood, and alien scents of faraway cargo, the wafture of seas and continents.
- From the dark geometrical precision of its bridge, Ghyll Beck lopes downhill in long slants of water pelting spindrift spray and flooding, pure white, across the wide flat stones at the base of the waterfall.
- I worked my way up, dutifully cleaning pro as I went and complaining loudly to no one in particular about the spindrift, steam and melt water on my glasses.
- Its fury is unimaginable, white spindrift foaming and tumbling as Christopher shouts orders above the howling wind.
- Anachronisms and nautical howlers bombard the reader like spindrift in a Force 10 gale.
- And through the spindrift the local surfers will don thick wetsuits, boots, gloves and hoods and paddle out into frigid North Atlantic swells to do what we all love best, catch a few waves.
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