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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- Hill himself was sitting in a corner in his morning coat.
- There were 5,000 police, including plain-clothes officers disguised in everything from morning coats to overalls.
- Senior members of the Royal Family in military dress uniforms saluted; women in black hats and men in morning coats bowed their heads.
- Waiters glide around in dark ties and morning coats.
- For, as every dedicated follower of fashion knows, at Britain's most elegant race meeting, no gentleman gets into the enclosure without wearing the obligatory morning coat and top hat.
- The twins saw the driver clearly now, and Becca said, ‘Yeah, he looks like he's dressed for a funeral, what with that morning coat on.’
- Being a true English gent, I lend her the warm and comforting embrace of my morning coat.
- While the settlers along the coast developed an elaborate lifestyle complete with top hats and morning coats and a society of Masons, the indigenous peasants endured poverty and neglect.
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