In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- More than £2,000-worth of equipment - walking sticks, crutches and frames - go missing every year in these services because patients do not return them when they no longer need to use them.
- My one and only ramble came when a family of Quakers took me on their family walk across the Chilterns, walking sticks, knapsacks and all.
- We enjoy long walks on the trails searching for the perfect walking stick, tracking deer, wild pigs and other animals.
- Keith Pickering's walking sticks are fabulous, individual-crafted works of art.
- The first time I went in there I could barely walk and I was having to use walking sticks.
- The workers here carry walking sticks, use crutches, or get around in wheelchairs.
- Video footage of Mr Waite taken before the trial showed his difficulty in walking and his necessity to use a walking stick at all times.
- Frances looked incredibly frail, needing the support of a walking stick, and she asked me to help her up and off the stage.
- Some came on crutches, others in wheelchairs and some used walking sticks.
- All participants are advised to bring rain proofs and suitable footwear and for those of senior years a walking stick for added support.
- Both before and after the match, Danny Wallace walked out of the tunnel, leaning heavily on a walking stick, to receive a tumultuous and emotional welcome from the fans.
- This means I have to walk, albeit with a walking stick, slowly from my home in Sevenoaks Close using the footpath.
- Clearly supported on a walking stick, I motioned to the driver to circle over and pick me up.
- Jordan, who walked into Leeds Crown Court with the aid of a walking stick, supplied medical evidence from three cardiac consultants saying he was unfit to stand trial.
- Similarly, canes or walking sticks are often coated with Teflon, so that they will not slip on hard, smooth surfaces.
- It was alleged that he claimed he sometimes needed a walking stick and crutches yet was capable of working as a police officer unhindered.
- Then it was on to the trail proper, with the party kitted out in ponchos and bamboo walking sticks bought from the locals and following their tour guide, Willow.
- Darwin looked less confident, less well dressed, more anxious, more like an invalid, especially when the handle of the walking stick is glimpsed on the left.
- He has some mobility in his legs and can walk with the aid of a walking stick.
- An arthritic man who walks with a walking stick was beaten up and left lying on the roadside with head injuries.
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