In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The British infantry adopted the spiked, cloth-covered cork helmet in 1878 and covered it in khaki drill cloth for wear in hot climates - creating the first of the solar topis.
- Slightly apart stand a line of khaki-clad men, ancients with grizzled beards and yellow, rheumy eyes, dressed in tattered uniforms and battered solar topis.
- Donaldson, wearing a topee, a black T-shirt and a pair of three quarter pants, together with Murray and James, stood calmly before John as she read the charges against them.
- The usual literary suspects trailed their solar topees and bar chits through here, starting with Joseph Conrad in 1887, the year of its opening.
- That means that when the guys in solar topees go home newly independent countries have to choose between charismatic and bureaucratic rule.
- All his work in recruiting locals who still sport solar topees and spill their first G & T of the day in a loyal toast to the Queen Empress will unravel.
- So mistakenly they went and bought me armfuls of tropical kit: solar topees, boots to keep mosquitoes out at night, riding britches, God knows what.
- The simple creatures hope he will impale his solar topee on a tree.
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