In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(for walking)zanco masculine
- As soon as Charles took one step outside the building he felt like he was balancing sensitively on a pair of stilts and his body was a thousand pounds.
- One is hardly able to imagine a man making such somersaults, while tied to three-metre iron stilts, but he did just that.
- From Australia comes the Stalker Theatre Company, where Four Riders will take to the streets on giant stilts.
- The natives congregated in front of the main gate, or would peer over the walls, standing on makeshift bamboo stilts.
- Dancers wearing huge socks and stilts will perform in a high intensity, 80s-style show at a free lunchtime concert in Civic Square on September 2.
- So he and his ensemble created a show featuring nine giraffes, each manned by two actors and a pair of stilts.
- In fact, decked in expensive ‘kasavu’ saris, teamed with stilts or platform heels, the pretty young things on campuses look no different from fashion models.
- The stilts made him a little over seven feet and I felt like a mouse next to him.
- She initially learned about stilts during summer camp but she did not get to perform until graduation day at Dundas Public School.
- Normal people like me don't normally walk on four-inch stilts!
- On the lawn of the facility, children wearing stilts with butterfly masks and wings made of coloured crepe paper, pranced in the mid-afternoon sun.
- One of the strangest sights I've ever seen was a fully made-up clown on six-foot stilts interrupting his street act to answer his mobile phone.
- In that case I'll buy some stilts and attach them to my feet.
- It was a night of art, drama, music, amazing costumes, stilts, fire, fun, and fear.
- The entertainers stood out from the crowd, especially the drag queen on top of an eight foot high pair of stilts.
- Not to be left out, the parents had their chance to prove their skills in the Coconut Stilt Race, ending up with some of the parents on the ground and coconut stilts flying, much to the amusement of the crowd.
- ‘I can't remember when I got my very first pair of stilts, but I was very young, and I just went from there,’ she said.
- Another Balkanski group act involves trampolining and stilts.
- Ekeleke masqueraders dance gracefully on short stilts, wear George-cloth wrappers, and cover their faces with a piece of lace.
- Some of them, like a guy directing traffic atop stilts at one of last Monday's Mayday demos, prefer to wear a pink bunny suit.
2Architecturepilote masculinea house built on stilts — una casa construida sobre pilotes
- A design by an award-winning architect from the early 1950s, it was originally on concrete stilts and featured glass-brick features and portholes typical of the style.
- A proposal to raise Luas onto stilts at an additional cost of €20 million is unlikely to go ahead due to planning problems.
- Like most buildings in the region, these must be raised off the ground on low piles or stilts to ward off termites and rot.
- The ones in the valley were built with high stilts to keep the river from washing them away.
- Each year, the stilts that have been pushed over too far need to be removed, straightened and welded back into position.
- The cosy hotel is built of corrugated metal on concrete stilts.
- His living room in Hampstead, north London, has a ledge that is propped up by stilts, and the fan moved in unnoticed under the ledge.
- It's almost as if the secondfloor living spaces - two bedrooms, a bath, and a home office - were standing on broad stilts.
- Instead, my wife Nicky and I were in our room, which is slightly separate from the hotel and built on concrete stilts over looking the sea.
- The first, from Gillygate, would have gone over a new bridge across the Ouse, behind York Railway Station then climbed onto stilts over the railway line to The Mount.
- The Alphonse hotel complex is a recently-built collection of ‘A’ frame chalets on short stilts.
- Baan Dvara Prateep is a compound of brand new wooden buildings erected on wooden stilts by the river bank.
- It makes her one-room bamboo hut, which stands on shaky wooden stilts in a grove of sugar palms, look almost lovely.
- He hoped the pile of rust standing on four unsteady landing stilts wasn't the ship he planned to hire.
- In the southeast of the state is Inle Lake, where the Intha people live in stilt houses above the water and grow vegetables on floating gardens.
- Traditional buildings use stilts, heat-drawing chimneys, and spatial planning to increase ventilation and heat dissipation.
- These roots, dropping into the surrounding mud, also become stilts that support more stilts and new trunks nestled in the tangled mass.
- The stilts are just long enough to keep the floorboards out of the water during a high-tide.
- ‘The main buildings are raised on large steel stilts, but the snow build-up and ice movement still cause considerable problems,’ he said.
- Rising directly out of the stunning blue depths of the Celebes sea on a series of graceful stilts, Kapalai resort seems to almost hover directly over the water with no land in sight either under or around it.
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