In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the early morning of April 29, 2002, a man in a white polo shirt carrying an attaché case came out of a two-floor apartment in a middle-class subdivision in Antipolo.
- On the evening of December 4, he was stopped by demonstrators as he was leaving an office building in East Berlin carrying an attaché case.
- He was probably used to artists showing up with thin black leather attaché cases.
- He found his table, turned on the light and unpacked his attaché case, carefully lining his sharpened pencils up side-by-side.
- Taking his own leather attaché case, Melvin dumped its contents out and handed it to Charlie.
- A young woman wearing a suit looks as if she has just left her office: she holds an attaché case, and no one opens it for inspection.
- They would come in about lunch time, unload boxes and attaché cases and take them in the house, and then there wouldn't be a sign of them until the end of the day.
- She reached into her attaché case, pulled out a thin file folder, and handed it to the boy.
- I packed my notes and recorder into my leather attaché case and began to head for the door.
- After gathering his materials into his attaché case, he passed out into the early spring New York night and flagged a taxi.
- He stepped back with a wave, gathered his papers and research materials into his attaché case and almost leaped down the stairs and out onto the wide steps.
- Females in this age group prefers gifts such as miniskirts, attaché cases, and office supplies.
- She rummaged carefully through the attaché case, looking for more papers like the notes she had discovered.
- He was always immaculate in a dark suit and conservative tie and carried a beautifully polished brown leather attaché case, from which he was inseparable.
- Dressed in a dark business suit and carrying a black attaché case, he might have passed for an attorney returning from a late lunch.
- But when was the last time a cab driver was assaulted by a black businessperson dressed in a suit and tie or designer dress, carrying an attaché case?
- Sykes is conservatively dressed, carries an attaché case and has a stern, humorless appearance.
- The cadaver was handed over to the British consul within hours of its discovery, but the attaché case was not returned for some days, and tests in London revealed that the letter had been opened.
- She was working at a photographic agency and had become quite the ambitious female executive, complete with attaché case, mobile phone and Filofax.
- Carrying a black attaché case, the officer stepped silently into the elevator.
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