In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The guards on both sides - the opposing side equally smart with dark green cockades - were rapid-marching to and fro.
- This was often adorned with a cockade and gold lace.
- In his bonnet the champion sports a cockade neither of Jacobite white nor of Hanoverian black.
- I greeted him, pinning a cheery red, white and blue cockade to his hat.
- Two flunkeys stood at the back of the carriage and the little cockades in their hats were fashioned according to the rank of their employer.
- They were staunch Jacobites, and even after Culloden they continued to bear arms and wear the white cockade.
- Although the external decoration varied from garland to garland, similarities did exist consisting of ‘printed paper rosettes, cockades, and silk hangings’.
- For the head they wear a straw hat, wide brim and a cockade on the left side.
- The country is peopled with patriots in red caps and tricoloured cockades, armed with national muskets and sabres.
- This helmet plaque, with the remains of a tricolour cockade and an imperial eagle upon it, must be that of someone who fought at Borodino.
- He argues that participation in political institutions (from voting to wearing cockades and singing republican hymns) led to a sense of empowerment among villagers.
- After many noisy toasts had been drunk, and none to the nation, the national cockade was said to have been trampled as the air rang with unpatriotic slogans.
- The wives and daughters of leading artists dressed in white with tricolor cockades in their hair when they went to publicly donate their jewelry.
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