In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Animal rights activists in Great Britain and elsewhere are launching new protests against astrakhan, lambskin derived from lambs that are killed shortly after birth and, activists claim, in some cases before they are born.
- That was the time, at the height of the Cold War, when he rolled up in a new Lada, wearing a black astrakhan hat with Soviet-style greatcoat, and parked on a double yellow line in front of the house.
- A distinctive black astrakhan and velvet cap is worn on the head, and white stockings, decorated garters, and cowhide slippers with straps complete the costume.
- He was an exceptionally tall man, dressed in a long black overcoat with astrakhan collar and cuffs.
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