In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
- Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame, All their attempts to bend thee down Will but arouse thy generous flame; But work their woe, and thy renown.
- Players play, owners own, and ne'er the twain shall meet, so Jordan (nudge, nudge) gave up his stake, and (wink, wink) ceded control of playing affairs to satisfy the authorities' requirements.
- You can sign up for a heck of a lot of legal status with your partner, or you can go and get yourself a religious blessing of your relationship, and ne'er the twain shall meet.
- She sighed and she swore that she ne'er would betray me,
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