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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- They are yesteryear's forest brigands who have turned protectors.
- ‘They looked like brigands to me,’ Kamaria huffed, ‘Common criminals looking to steal our gold.’
- This was a reference to the place's reputation in the past as a dangerous spot for highwaymen and brigands.
- ‘He was a brigand, impostor and forger,’ he says.
- In addition to the problem of local brigands, enemy raids were a hazard until the peace of 1699.
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