In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The fat portly man who had been questioning him turned to look at him, and Jason saw a snarl beneath the man's lips as he saw the figure stride forward.
- He may be crook but he's also a nice big portly guy.
- They skulk at the back, where portly men are eating prawn sandwiches and muttering.
- The driver, a portly man of medium height and an officer, taller and slim, talked as the sunlight poked through the clouds, shielding their eyes from its glare.
- It took no more than a second for the door to snap open and a portly man to emerge, balancing two doughnuts precariously in one hand.
- A portly man was already in there, looking rather casual and unshaven.
- He is portly and stern and looks at his watch a lot and Thomas and his pals are a bit frightened of him, but he gets results.
- In the back of the restaurant, a rather portly man with graying hair sat down before a piano and placed his stubby fingers upon its glossy white keys.
- She looked across the plain room to where a small portly man sat behind a large oak table, his podgy hands resting in front of him.
- The manager, a short, portly man of perhaps 55, looked at them in alarm from across his cluttered desk.
- As a teenager, John was quite portly - yet with a bit of discipline and a lot of bullying, the freshman fatty soon became a sophomore slim.
- Osgood was a large, bearded portly gentleman who took life and mathematics very seriously and walked up and down in front of the blackboard making ponderous statements.
- At that moment, the owner of the café - a large portly man with kind eyes but a stern mouth - came back behind the bar.
- A short portly man with a bulbous nose and warm blue eyes - a Santa Claus without the beard - Drever is always talking and chuckling, ideas constantly bubbling up fast and furiously.
- Devlin swiveled around to see a short, portly man.
- King Francis, a portly man with a neat beard and light eyes, sat in an armchair before the fire, instructing one of the servants to place more logs in the hearth.
- He is a rather portly man with wavy, sand coloured hair and a farmer's style shirt.
- Opposite, a portly gentleman with a magnificent beard adjusted his sword and bowed his head minutely in welcome.
- Eventually he started to talk with the bartender, a portly fellow with a large salt-and-pepper mustache and squinty eyes.
- I nodded and leaned against the bar, my eyes following Isabelle over to where a balding, portly fellow was sitting at the bar.
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