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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- Many of them opened bistros or little restaurants with big ideas and some dog-eared paperbacks.
- All four corners were dog-eared, some were torn, but she would have recognised it anywhere.
- Everything in the movie is old: every carpet is frayed, every book dog-eared, every scrap of metal rusted through.
- Let's go back to reading recipes in food-stained, dog-eared paperback books instead.
- Somewhere on my bookshelves, I've got many a dog-eared and tatty book from the 1980s and early 90s about the home video revolution.
- It was torn along the bottom, and dog-eared at the corners.
- No matter how ratty or dog-eared or water-stained the book, it will find a happy home with me, at least temporarily.
- He was reading a dog-eared Raymond Chandler paperback instead of the anatomy text he planned to study.
- Beside the bed was a stack of worn books, dog-eared and creased.
- I found no joy in cleaning up some little tyrant's mess and I didn't have enough emotion in me to cry over a silly dog-eared card.
- Of course he would never have been able to discard a used sheet and his would have looked like an enormous, dog-eared paperback after about a week.
- One might wonder why someone would go nosing around a musty corner to buy an old dog-eared book instead of buying crisp, gleaming copies.
- He liked old and beaten books with the pages slightly worn and dog-eared from use.
- It was tattered and dog-eared, and its margins bore notes in my mother's girlish hand.
- Her school books would be worth nothing, or at least close to nothing at a pawn shop - too many ripped and dog-eared corners.
- He placed all three mugs on the laminate table top, along with three hideously chocolatey muffins and a shabby looking flyer, dog-eared and yellow.
- Among the pots and pans was a dog-eared ledger book with faded batters.
- The yellowed pages were dog-eared and extremely battered, and I replaced it gingerly on the shelf as I went to answer the door.
- It was a worn book, pages dog-eared, and edges faded.
- He sighed audibly in the empty shop and thumbed at a dog-eared corner.
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