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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- Fittingly, the story of Britain's relationship with its underwear ends with a modern-day corset.
- He contrasts the modern-day resurgence of Islam with the enervation of Europe.
- Moscow and London concluded a non-aggression pact and agreed the bounds of modern-day Afghanistan.
- It is the modern-day equivalent of finding the right cave, keeping it dry and decorating it with pretty cave paintings.
- The description of being drunk on too much wine and going into brothels made me think how little modern-day life has changed.
- The Whitbread was first run in 1957 and was the forerunner of all modern-day sponsorships.
- The question was: how do you translate Quixote for a modern-day audience?
- In the 19th century, a laboratory existed in part of the modern-day district of Belmont.
- I'm fascinated by the way that modern-day culture resonates with the whispers, sighs and echoes of ghosts.
- The play is a sad, beautifully written, modern-day tragic love story.
- No-one is under any illusion that drugs are the scourge of modern-day society.
- What made the 1973 film stand out was that it set its demonic possession in a humdrum modern-day context.
- It's a modern-day fairy tale, folks, because, you see, they did get on the telly after all.
- The modern-day comedians still look at them as the first and the best.
- If you want to rub shoulders with the modern-day glitterati, go for dinner at any of the restaurants by the harbour.
- Society nowadays is much more violent than it was 30 years ago and the screens are a modern-day necessity.
- These men are modern-day pirates, bringing terror to the high seas.
- A force with fewer than 1,600 officers was not equipped to deal with modern-day crime, he said.
- The methods used have changed little over the centuries and appear quaint compared with modern-day forestry.
- People who reflect the wide diversity which exists in modern-day Scotland are needed for this vital work.
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