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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- I adopted a raffish and enigmatic smile and shrugged.
- He is an engaging man, with a raffish grin.
- The city tumbles down the steep slopes to the river's edge where it coalesces into a raffish assortment of bars, cafes and restaurants housed in tottering waterfront terraces.
- Yorkshire's most famous soul singer has matured into a handsome, outwardly respectable middle-aged man with a raffish undertow.
- Even the raffish collection of outsiders that have washed up there seem part of the patchwork.
- The Bahamas' capital, with its large, sheltered harbour, has swung many times from boomtown to backwater and back again in its rather raffish past.
- Brighton, on the south coast and one hour by train from London, is the most raffish, louche and exciting of British seaside towns.
- Suntanned from riding on his motorcycle, his hair longer than before and distinctly raffish, he didn't look much like the well-groomed man who'd hung around for Liza's birth.
- A one-time fishing village, it has a beat-up, raffish looking downtown surrounded by new, big marinas.
- He's still drainpipe thin, official rock legend dimensions, although his nervy stare is now crowned by a raffish swoop of snowy grey where a slick black executive crewcut once sat.
- There were many people who disliked Charles and who made unsavoury insinuations about his private life, but Maria knew that behind the raffish exterior existed a tender, sensitive man.
- He's very sexy, with heavy-lidded bedroom eyes and a raffish swagger.
- Artists and antique dealers have moved in, giving the neighbourhood a raffish bohemian energy.
- Less tightly wound and introspective than his brother, he prefers to present a raffish, happy-go-lucky attitude.
- Artists enjoy seeing themselves as raffish outsiders, people of dubious morality.
- At times, according to historical reports, the concert venues had the raffish air of a beer hall.
- In its heyday, the Review enjoyed a reputation as an obtuse and nearly unreadable but authoritative publication put together by a sometimes raffish staff.
- A war hero with raffish good looks, he had all the personal attributes to make a successful match, and Elizabeth was clearly attracted to him.
- The parents of these churlish, raffish youths should be held responsible.
- In the southern chain of small islands, Cooper Island has a raffish charm.
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