In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Some used plastic bags and tarps to create makeshift covers for their rockets, keeping them from being exposed to the rain for as long as possible before launch.
- The second tarp covering the cart is dusted with tiny needlelike ice crystals.
- In the park we were met by stalls and music and families and groups on friends on blue tarps drinking and picnicking under blossom covered trees.
- The tarps are used to cover storm-damaged roofs.
- The stage is half-soaked from blowing rain; the tarps covering the drums and percussion are all pretty wet.
- With a flair beyond his scholarly appearance, the Professor swept around the room pulling tarps and covers off of the machinery.
- The furniture was covered with tarps and being moved to the basement of the building, as word was the new tenant already had furniture.
- By the time they were hovering over the site, everyone had cleared away from that side of the buildings and covered the remaining outdoor equipment with tarps.
- The coach, wrapped in blue tarps, was pulled from the deep tunnel at the Edgware Road subway station.
- In the panic that followed the flooding, disorganized camps consisting mainly of tarps and plastic sheets had sprung up anywhere dry land was left among the rising waters.
- All meals are cooked over a campfire and every night is spent beneath a tarp.
- Use tarps as ground cloths and to cover up gear from dew and rain.
- Even if you have a fitted boat cover, consider adding a tarp over it to protect the cover from bird droppings or other damage.
- We've lost a number of potted plants, tarps and firewood covers over the years.
- Where possible, the heaters and enclosures were left in place during the concrete placement, and in all cases the concrete was covered with insulated tarps after placement.
- A sea of tarps and camping chairs cover the field in front of the main stage.
- Drove by this morning and it was going strong with a big tarp up to cover the area.
- Everywhere she looked were piles of books, tarps covering crates and furniture, old chests, and a conglomeration of junk and useful items.
- They added outfield bleacher seats, a batting cage, and tarps to cover the field.
- Tents that house up to 10 people at a time are made of plastic tarps, metal sheeting, or bamboo - they provide shelter to refugees for months, or sometimes even years.
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