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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- I was suddenly transported back to a Dickensian world of Fagin and footpads.
- It was unknown for footpads to be encountered on the lonely path, as no one would be likely to pass this way carrying anything of value to a thief.
- Discharged soldiers often took to brigandage: in 1718 one formed a company of footpads which raided the roads between Paris and Caen.
- Lt-Col Lean said a patrol from the Fiji Company's Reconnaissance Platoon identified a small footpad leading from a road about 2km from the area of the corn theft on the afternoon of February 27.
- High tobymen, or horsed robbers, had yielded the field to low tobymen, or footpads, and roadside thieving had lost its traditional panache.
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