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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- He and Julie are the only board holdovers from the early days of the Belmont project, and both of them raised objections to the Belmont contract early on.
- More than two-thirds of the appointees are holdovers from the previous cabinet.
- Russia's bases in the Georgian Black Sea port of Batumi and near the Georgian-Armenian border are holdovers from the Soviet era and house about 3,000 troops.
- It requires the concurrence of a legal system that often includes holdovers from the bad old days, a problem that needs to be resolved quickly lest foreign investors be scared off by uncertainty over what belongs to whom.
- Eight of them are women and 16 are holdovers from the previous Cabinet.
- At least three holdovers from the previous staff will be retained.
- Visitors generally assume that the name, like the obelisk, is a holdover from the 1930s.
- Although it sends me into fits of sneezing, I like the aroma of wet newsprint, a holdover from high school days when I would be sent to the next town over to retrieve our freshly printed local paper.
- One thing I've learned over the years is the older the traveler, the better dressed he is, a holdover from the era when you dressed up to fly.
- For her, he is a holdover from the nineteenth century, not a modern artist.
- ‘Churches want to make clear that this isn't a holdover of a pagan holiday,’ Dr. Bailey said.
- A lack of trust in government and the police, holdovers from the communist days, make the jobs of intervention and social control much more difficult.
- Trust me, it's not a holdover from my Protestant days.
- Rue, of course, is a holdover from Lebanon's time as a French protectorate.
- The Polish legal system is a combination of the continental system of law and holdovers from Communist legal theory.
- His key advisers, Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and national security adviser McGeorge Bundy, both holdovers from the Kennedy administration, shared these views.
- Over lunches in the clerk dining room, separated from the public cafeteria by soundproofed glass doors, he got to know the other clerks and picked up what institutional wisdom he could from the holdovers who'd be there until August.
- But in reality, Daylight Savings Time is an archaic holdover from a time when people relied on candles all the time.
- The new quarters are a former warehouse for the storage of windowpanes, a curious holdover from a time when the fear of a Communist blockade led to massive hoarding.
- My mother was used to waiting on her since Ann was a holdover from the days when my family owned and operated a pizza shop.
2Cine TeatroThe Maltese Falcon is a holdover from last week — "El halcón maltés" continúa en cartel desde la semana pasada
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