In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(highway)autopista de peaje feminineautopista de cuota feminine Mexico
- It used to take four hours to get to London by coach along the turnpike road.
- How, for instance, would this system of turnpikes be regulated, if not by cameras?
- The carriageway profiles of the majority of Aberdeenshire turnpikes had a fall from the centre of the carriageway to the sides.
- The trusts were responsible for the whole turnpike, and tolls paid for upkeep.
- The road, which became a turnpike in 1752, has seen many alterations in its history.
- A network of local roads and lanes fed the sub-region's turnpikes.
- Sighing in relief she headed toward the turnpike and eased her Eclipse into a comfortable sixty miles per hour.
- In case you don't know, the turnpike is a toll road.
- Manhattan's sleek skyscrapers are visible for an instant before the turnpike veers west and south towards Newark.
- The average length of a turnpike road was 30 miles, and the number of trustees varied from 15 to 237.
- Preliminary numbers show that about 8,000 to 10,000 vehicles were traveling on the road each day, a turnpike spokesman said.
- It was apparently built as a toll house on the old turnpike road between York and Scarborough.
2History(tollgate) barrera de peaje feminine(road) camino de peaje masculine
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