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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- With malevolent eye highlighted in red and throat feathers raised like the hackles of a dog, he was distinctly intimidating.
- Another distinct bird is the Nicobar pigeon with its metallic green hackles and sheen on its plumage.
- Its hackles raised and its teeth bared ferociously; she was scared.
- Sekher felt his hackles rise, claws extruded in fear.
- Next to me, I could almost feel Cale's hackles rising in defiance and uneasiness, much like a cornered dog about to make a break for it between the gaps in the ring of its attackers.
- The dogs growled and slowed, their hackles rising.
- Black throat-feathers bristled like the hackles of an angered wolf, while its dark eyes were set off by striking ‘eyebrows’ - wattles of vivid red flesh.
- It bared its teeth, hackles bristling, and snarled.
- Their thick hackles rose and their lips curled back into snarls as they spotted the two.
- The boar saw the sword and his hackles rose; the hunters feared for their lord's life.
- He saw his snarling muzzle clamped tight, saw bristling hackles and a bright amber eye wide with terror - just as something struck him.
- Isabella's hackles rose, immediately running to my defense.
- Bowering's hackles rise and then just as quickly fall again.
- Bebe puffed up her little body, her short fur trying to ridge along her back into hackles, her bared fangs at Daisy's throat.
- His hackles rising, he switched into ‘protector’ mode.
- Lee's hackles rose, his ears flattened, and a low growl began deep in his chest.
- The dog stared, ears flattening, and she saw his hackles rise along his spine.
- A pack of wolves, fifty at least, were coming toward her, hackles raised, teeth bared, snarling.
- Her eyes practically exploded with flames and her hair rose a little, like a dog rising its hackles.
- The smell conjured up terrible, dog-like images of danger and violence, and the hackles on the tomcat's neck stood at attention.
- Even before they hit the ground both birds fan their hackles out, resembling nothing so much as a suddenly opened umbrella.
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