In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fence)empalizada feminineestacada feminine
- Each lodge has luxury en suite accommodation in tents the size of bungalows, built on stilts under a roof of thatch, surrounded by an elephant-proof stockade.
- Ahead of him, he could barely make out the camp and its wooden stockade around its borders, swaying in the wind as it was pelted with rain.
- The art of fortification was lost in the West for many years after the collapse of the Roman empire, and local strongholds relied on stout stockades for defence.
- The stockade performed so many favours for the town and outlying farms that it was quite okay by the townsfolk.
- The typical Slav village was surrounded by a wooden stockade.
- A new stockade built in 1717 of wooden stakes quickly fell to ruin.
- In the frontier-land, fences and stockades announce intentions rather than mark realities.
- Europeans usually built defensive stockades immediately upon arrival in the New World in order to protect their foothold on the shore.
- The motte was an earthen mound, conical in shape and the bailey was a level area around the motte, both of which would have had a wooden stockade surrounding.
- On the outskirts of the town is Plimoth Plantation, an authentic reconstruction of America's first settlement, with its one-room timber houses and high stockades.
- Hurrying across the paved stone road, they came up to the gate of the wooden stockade wall.
- The farmstead had storage pits, drying frames and granaries, and was surrounded by a stockade.
- As surveyor and topographer, he took on the task of making sketches of the stockades.
- Rome's enemies had built wooden stockades and fortified villages well before Caesar and his legions set foot in Gaul or Britain.
- The stockade was a barrier of separation and distrust.
- There are no stockades or tipis, although the houses are a lot more humble and the fields a lot better tended than in neighbouring territory.
- Villages of 300 to 600 people were protected by a triple-walled stockade of wooden stakes 15 to 20 feet tall.
- Though plantations were mini-states - with private jails, stockades and whipping posts - planters also depended on the army, judges, mayors and local constables to force workers to submit to their will.
- Here, landlords organized armed gangs, built stockades and forts, and fought their neighbours for land and irrigation water, terrorized their tenants, and usurped judicial rights.
- A stockade provided protection for both people and animals.
2(area)cercado masculinerecinto cercado masculine
- When the savages began to encircle the livestock, the herdsmen attempted to drive the cattle into the stockade.
- People were taken out of their homes and herded like cattle into stockades to await removal.
3USMilitaryprisión militar feminine
- The stockade which they were encamped in was a wonderful place.
- A furious general had him arrested, tossed in the stockades and prepped for court-martial.
- One of the few remaining structures from the camp was the concrete stockade, a jail within an internment camp.
- That is enough for my mind to start doing time in ‘Silver City,’ the stockade in the Philippines.
- At this writing, he's still locked up, indefinitely and without charges, in some military stockade.
- These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Southport Underground.
- Rather than giving up on him and discharging him from the Army, he is released from the stockade to return for training.
- Replicas of sections of the original stockade and the north gate stand as reminders of a prison facility that was a deadly home to thousands of Union soldiers.
- Another day and you would have been in the stockade.
- The stockade was designed to hold 10,000 prisoners and the first Union soldiers to arrive were housed and fed decently.
- Corporal punishment and physical hazing of American soldiers was still permitted, including use of the stockade.
- These men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground.
- The expedition constructed winter quarters, consisting of an enclosed stockade and barracks.
- White guys in the stockade had fringe benefits.
- He spent four years in hard labour in a stockade, wearing fetters.
- These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Rhode Island underground.
- For example, his brutality is made out to be a personal thing rather than indicative of conditions in army stockades in general.
- He spent just three days in a military stockade before President Nixon ordered his release.
- Instead, military records reveal he served as an ammo handler in the 25th Infantry Division and spent nearly a year in the stockade for being AWOL.
- The guards erected a line of fence in front of the stockade, and shot to kill any prisoner who crossed the line.
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