In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1trampilla feminineTheatre escotillón masculine
- We had ascended the steep staircase and out through a narrow trapdoor on to the roof of the tower, high above the battlements of his creaking ancestral pile.
- A scampering noise beat across the ceiling before a little trapdoor opened with a dull thud, previously completely invisible to all in the bar.
- He tiptoed over to a trapdoor in the roof and pulled it slowly.
- The sailor opened the trapdoor and the rusty hinges squealed loudly.
- It contained a trapdoor on the ceiling, which she opened and pulled out a ladder.
- She stared at the floor, where the trapdoor had once been.
- Meet the trapdoor spiders, famed for their silk-lined burrows complete with emergency exits, hinged trapdoors and careful camouflage.
- And in the centre of the floor, a wooden trapdoor stood open.
- After a while, a trapdoor in the roof opened, and a girl clambered out.
- It was a normal looking place, some trees in the back, a little wooden house ahead, and a trapdoor on the floor.
- Obeying a nameless impulse to look up, I detected the hair-thin outline of a square trapdoor in the high ceiling.
- He strode angrily to the other trapdoor on his roof, the one that led to the two rooms where his sons dwelled.
- There's a trapdoor in the ceiling: the time capsule takes us up through it, and we're in the family's living quarters: the whole family gathered around the hearth.
- Both sides of the hall were lined with doors and even the ceiling had trapdoors spaced at periodic intervals in it.
- Then she slowly slid open a trapdoor in the floor.
- The stricken ship is presented simply but effectively using a rope ladder for the rigging, which hung from the ceiling above a trapdoor, which served as the ship's hatchway.
- Luckily for our boys, it also has a trapdoor in the floor leading conveniently into a series of maintenance tunnels which are accessible through any manhole in Montreal.
- I looked at the trapdoor in the roof, which led down to where they were.
- He descended a ladder and went down through a trapdoor to the 5th floor.
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