In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A bearded, rubicund, large man who also specialises in truffles and wild asparagus, there is something of the forest about him, something gnomishly mysterious.
- The relatives had all gathered round for one last kind word to them, and many still laughed and joked with rubicund cheeks and loose tongues.
- Over a glass of rubicund wine and juicy steak, he poses the main dilemma of the movie.
- Turn the clock back 20 years and peer into the grand kitchens of hotels and country houses and you'll see a tubby chef with rubicund face, multiple chins, and a sheen of sweat on his brow.
- target: not reached
- You'd think they couldn't ruin a steak, surely there's a rubicund, porky chef, with a hat, prodding and turning steaks over a hot griddle.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.