In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The remains of the suicide vehicle was lying across a ditch near the stanchions of the flyover.
- The back of my left thigh hit the stanchion.
- There is barely a scrap of bare metal on the stanchions, pillars, posts, railings, and decking ribs.
- This system enables the climbers to remain attached to the bridge at all times, without the need to unclip the safety rope each time it reaches a stanchion.
- She then flew into a rage when the car hit a stanchion.
- A hollow forged aluminum crown and 30 mm stanchions help keep grams off while still offering maximum rigidity.
- When I got to the life-preserver, it was rusted to the stanchions on which it was hung.
- In the latest incident hundreds of pounds' damage had been caused by louts swinging on the railings, pulling the stanchions away and damaging the old stones.
- A youth crouches on a stanchion under York's new Millennium Bridge - some 15 feet above the bank and the swirling waters of the River Ouse.
- The overhead power lines caused problems because stanchions supporting them were too far apart and cheap materials had been used.
- The massive stanchions that had supported the crane gantry rails in the past now support the new steel-framed structures.
- By the time police managed to get on board from their patrol inflatable, he had caused £21,467 damage to the cruiser and £200 damage to a mooring stanchion.
- Tensioning the cable results in an uplift force at each of the stanchions.
- But on a snowy night in the early 1980's, a car skidded into a stanchion, which hit him in the back.
- With a light snow falling, he had driven on perhaps a hundred yards before his car hit a stanchion at slow speed and came to rest.
- Her leash was tied to a stanchion on the wall, preventing her from moving more than a few feet in any direction.
- They acted as an anchorage for the stanchions which, standing on the seabed, supported the harbours.
- Wisteria is wrapped around the porch stanchions; a squirrel is running along the top of the chain-link fence surrounding a decent-sized garden.
- The next day the folks working the tow line lowered all the stanchions on the back of the carts to increase the angle of attack.
- A jet skier who crashed into a stanchion on Blackpool North Pier may have had a heart attack, an inquest has heard.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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