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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- He, it seems, had a strange sense of pride, not only because there was perhaps a tinge of blue blood in his veins, but also because as an intellectual he wanted to be respected and listened to.
- Just because you've got blue blood running through your cold veins doesn't mean I have to put up with your insults!
- It wouldn't do to mix their blue blood with the debased genes of commoners!
- Staunchly imperialist, he is a living manifestation of quintessential Englishness, a living descendant of people with blue blood, noble quarterings, and the right school tie.
- Auntie Edna used to say you needed blue blood in your veins to go there.
- Of course everyone secretly hopes they might find a celebrity connection, figures of power and influence or even blue blood.
- The family was of the purest blue blood, and at his birth they were lords of three estates in central Scotland.
- And where you come from is an important issue for many researchers, particularly the ones who believe that blue blood might be surging through their veins.
- It was the same distinguished guests, same idle chitchat, same stifling atmosphere of blue blood.
- Whether it's because of blue blood or not, the Pekingese definitely has a mind and will of its own - it tends to want to get its own way.
- Far from worrying about musty family skeletons in aristocratic cupboards, noble pedigrees are advertised and the smallest cup-full of blue blood proudly proclaimed.
- Yes, the perceptive reader apprehends, he did indeed spill English blood and a lot of it - but it was not blue blood.
- A third party duly stepped in with his offer of support - and believe me this is a person with claret and blue blood in his veins.
- They think of themselves as blue blood and most of them inherit the savageness of their parents too.
- In another departure from the book, it is strongly hinted that the departmental controller is a communist agent - the irony being that his blue blood makes him unassailable in the very system he is seeking to destroy.
- Had they been born with blue blood, would their experience have been any different?
- In both films she was playing a wild girl on the wrong side of the tracks when she seems more naturally suited to the well-heeled, blue blood American heiress roles.
- If a large man on a sheep station in the middle of nowhere can have blue blood running through his veins, why can't I?
- Born a noble himself, Napoleon knew as well as anyone that blue blood could not be abolished short of exterminating all those who believed they possessed it.
- Even from the outside, the convertible screams luxury, decadence and a hint of blue blood.
- In fact, the second one that became a champion with her mother was bred - her mother is a blue blood, her father is a blue blood, but she is very small.
- Their players undoubtedly possess pedigree, but now football's blue bloods must pass the biggest test so far, that of the stubborn, talented Irish.
- And yes, they even came out and said that these were the elves of mythology, and that all the royal houses of the world are ultimately descended from them - the blue bloods.
- Though it was not solely a sport for aristocrats, quail hunting in the Old South was a favorite pastime of the wealthy planters and blue bloods who sought to emulate European noblemen with their privileges and refinements.
- By the time we discover the link between the blue bloods, the dead people, and the fracasing kinfolk, we've lost all interest in the outcome or reveal.
- The poorest boy at Groton, his private school, he is both a blue blood and an underdog.
- The rationale for this week long fiesta is the requirement that a ‘coming out’ be staged to mark the social and sexual maturity of the daughters of the city's blue bloods.
- Aren't they going to feel a little disenfranchised as they watch all these blue bloods take the field.
- Bostonian blue bloods were among the first to imitate, popularise and avidly collect the Impressionists.
- As he and his family try to make nice with the blue bloods, he begins a personal reawakening that takes him through roiling fortunes, shady dealings, and some good old-fashioned stock and real estate disasters.
- As in politics, you don't need to be a blue blood to make it in cyberspace.
- Genie could swear that three thirds of Europe's blue bloods are present.
- War-bound blue bloods grudgingly handed the reins over to Irish and Italian Catholics and Jews.
- We pretend to be a middle-class, democratic nation, but in reality we love our blue bloods… We don't actually want to be governed by people like ourselves.
- The crowd parted for them almost silently, save for a few blue bloods that were ‘quite tired of this silly peasant ruckus’.
- During the late '50s and early '60s, the blue bloods ' grip on power was coming to an end.
- Families, from the suburbs and the inner city - blue bloods and new arrivals to our country - can show up to fish most any time.
- He is a typical blue blood in his love and encouragement of sport.
- I waved him off and fought my way to my room, past a myriad of slaphappy blue bloods in oversized high heels.
- The zodiac's own king and queen - whose rampant symbol has been co-opted by shabby blue bloods for centuries - like to live large and play the big-hearted host.
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