In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mill)molino de viento masculineto tilt at windmills — luchar contra molinos de viento
- He gave himself the credit for every good thing, without any recognition to the other animals, such as the building of the windmill, and the victory of the Battle of the Windmill.
- From the seventh century on, peasants designed and built adobe horizontal-vaned windmills to harness the wind power and grind wheat into flour.
- Visitors to Wiltshire's only working windmill have been warned that it is being targeted by thieves.
- Seven corn windmills were working in the district by 1614.
- Using ancient technology unique to the region, windmills grind the wheat harvested in June through September, the windy period during which wind speeds can get as high as 100 mph.
- As a patrician of Dordrecht and a patriot, he paid homage to Holland as a trim and handsome place where even the windmills rotated their sails with a Sunday sobriety; much as his contemporary Teniers depicted Flanders.
- One of the most popular photographs is the one of the windmill at the Windmill Hill business park.
- A tourist boat putters by in the canal; the sails of the huge windmill overhead cast long, cool shadows across the road.
- On either side of her rose hills covered with vineyards and the gently rotating white sails of the windmills used for crushing grapes.
- Listening to the dialogue between the wind and the windmill produced a feeling of old fashioned romance.
- From the Middle Ages the tail vane of windmills, continuously steering the sails into the veering wind, are well-known early examples of guidance by feedback.
- In the past windmills were used to grind corn into flour.
- Jones picks up the trail again by noticing that although the wind is blowing in one direction, the sails on a nearby windmill are moving in the opposite direction - it's a signal to a circling airplane.
- A beautiful landscape shows several traditional thatched huts, but they all sport the sails seen on windmills across Holland.
- Fittingly the book ends with York's only surviving windmill, Holgate Mill.
- Once the grain has been threshed from the sheaves of locally grown organic wheat it will be turned into flour in the windmill, and that in turn will be turned into bread all in the one day.
- Clocks told the time, windmills ground corn, cranes lifted things and so on.
- When soldiers returning from the Crusades introduced wind technology to Europe in the eleventh century, the windmill helped usher in the Industrial Revolution.
- Heedless of the curse, he put an upturned shaving bowl on his head for a helmet, climbed on his horse and rushed forward - only to plunge his lance into the sail of a windmill and be lifted from his saddle into clear air.
- Lighthouses, for instance, have a certain romance about them, and Dutch windmills are considered highly picturesque.
2British(toy)molinete masculinemolinillo masculineremolino masculine Southern Conerehilete masculine Peru Mexicoringlete masculine Colombia
- He said other ‘silent’ bird deterrent methods were used on the farm, including windmills, scarecrows, plastic bags on string, humming wire and flashing lights.
- He tempted the children with goldfish, balloons, windmills, cheap toys and a few coppers to bring him rags, but some of the rags they brought him were still being used.
- Nigel Evans, Conservative MP for the Ribble Valley, returned to his cottage in Pendleton to find the windmill glued to a long bamboo pole and stuck in a flower pot on his patio.
- Children's plastic windmills, stuck in the ground around the same area, are also said to do the trick.
- The Geordie Ambassador turned up on his Marshall plan tractor and lifted potatoes with a whirling device not wholly unlike the windmills on a stick popular with infants and tourists.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.