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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- Switchblade in hand, Polanski advances on the cornered shamus, chastising Gittes for being a ‘nosy guy.’
- ‘This isn't some tacky shamus [private eye] getting caught out,’ said one media executive.
- The criminals are more interesting than the stoic shamus.
- Chandler, to whom pulp fiction had come late in life, had written his first Marlowe novel, ‘The Big Sleep, ‘in 1939, followed by six more novels about the L.A. shamus.
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