In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The experience was something like finding oneself shrunk to Lilliputian proportions and forced to live in a jewel-casket.
- When Thomas came in the league, Lilliputian linebackers still carried a stigma, even though it was slowly fading.
- But this Lilliputian stream was not the river we sought.
- They feel like Gulliver, tied down with the guy-ropes of Lilliputian countries they thought were their friends.
- While Ernst Janning was in the dock on Broadway, in early April, a different kind of trial was underway in a Lilliputian theater next to a comedy club, about two miles uptown.
- Also known as the Mighty Midget and The Bullet (because of his lightning passes), Owen looked like a scrawny man-boy but no-one took advantage of his Lilliputian build.
- Nonetheless, he was a giant in his times, and we need a few in today's Lilliputian scene.
- Rather than drag out a seductive melody until it eventually becomes tawdry, the longest song on Be With is a Lilliputian four minutes.
- Other bargains abound, including minidisc players for £120 and Lilliputian MP3 portables for £200 notes.
- It was a radical move from a First Minister derided by many as a leader of Lilliputian vision.
- A little clay pot of lentils arrived, topped with a Lilliputian quail egg and shavings of black truffles.
- Back outside, tiny Icelandic ponies were prancing around the ring, their riders holding aloft banners like some form of Lilliputian cavalry charge.
- The invasion of the Congo by these Lilliputian states would have been unthinkable under normal circumstances, with a responsible government and functioning state institutions.
- Who on earth would be able to fit in that Lilliputian getup?
- The following morning, breakfast is waiting downstairs on the magnificent Nordlysid - a wooden, two-masted sloop moored next to fishing boats in the Lilliputian harbour.
- The sculptor's Lilliputian alter ego was evidently having trouble staying organized.
- Only the most Lilliputian of political outlooks could consider these kind of pettifogging government measures ‘bold and far-reaching’.
- It wasn't a problem that they were fearsomely hot, but the fact that the Lilliputian prawns dotting the dish were supposed to be tiger prawns was an issue.
- Mine was overseasoned and served in a Lilliputian portion.
- Ultimately, the only way this Lilliputian economy could grow was via exports.
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