In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- To one side of her a young boy in overalls sucked on his ticket, to the other a plump man frowned through a monocle at a pocket watch chained to his vest.
- People were wearing, not just pince-nez, but monocles.
- To let us know that he's sophisticated and wicked, Fred has a monocle and cigarette holder to go along with his white tie and tails.
- I noticed that his face had turned red and he disguised it by taking off his monocle and cleaning off imaginary dust from it.
- Later in Hollywood he was advised by American friends to replace the monocle with glasses for job interviews.
- A Dutch planter comes to mind, with knee-high boots and a monocle.
- Its glassy surface gently scintillating with a myriad of colours, the monocle seemed to hold unfathomable power within its relatively small size.
- How many Internet users actively wear monocles?
- The knight was now looking around through a single monocle at all the boys passing by, sizing one up for a leader.
- He adjusted the monocle and focused it on the large sparkling stone.
- Fumbling with a glass of champagne, his monocle popped out and dangled in the drink.
- And Franz looked at me, peered at me through his monocle, and said, ‘Very well.’
- It suddenly struck me that without the monocle, he would look very much like the statue of David by Michelangelo.
- A brown derby covered his white hair, and a monocle covered his eye.
- His eyes were a raven black and one eye wore a monocle that was positioned across his nose.
- The powdered wigs and monocles glimmered as I made a smile upon my face, nodding as the finest wealth of the continent graciously accepted what the cart had to offer.
- When I went back there I found the monocle in one of his drawers.
- Finally, out of its leather pouch came his monocle - a plain lens in a rolled gold double rim.
- Even the characters who aren't wearing monocles look as if they should be.
- Players must wear at least two additional accessories along with their regular uniform, options include top hats, monocles, scarves, berets, tool belts, leather jackets, and spurs.
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