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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- She will be returning to the village where she grew up on Saturday to play a sort of Maid Marion role in the greenwood.
- The area of the greenwood is usually taken as Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, or Barnsdale near Wentbridge in Yorkshire, but Barnsdale in Rutland is also a possibility.
- The novel focuses on Marian's growth to adulthood and her reluctant acceptance of her fate: she is to be the new Forestwife, the healer who lives alone in the greenwood and tends to those who need bodily and spiritual renewal.
- Our suggestion is that he was a forest official who had done something wrong and who had fled into the greenwood.
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