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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- And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
- If we can see through them with a clear eye, we will see what he saw, which is that the field of human history and human political effort is a potter's field, a field of blood.
- This caring is best symbolized by their efforts to save each other from the potter's field.
- In its earliest incarnation, from the 1790s through 1825, Washington Square was a potter's field and the site of public executions and corporal punishments.
- A potter's field was bought and it was made into a foreigners' cemetery, and it was appropriately called ‘Field of Blood’ from then on.
- The interesting part of this, though, is that Washington Square Park in New York was once a potter's field, too.
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