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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- The one who fired the airgun was around 5ft 10 in, of medium to stocky build with blond hair.
- One had long unkempt hair and badly rotting teeth; the other was short, stocky and dressed in a clean tracksuit.
- He's a stocky cat, a chunky cat, but he's no larger than your average size country cat.
- In all reality, he actually carried the weight very well on his stocky body.
- He said he was stocky, not too tall, very broad shouldered and middle-aged.
- Not the squat, stocky Napoleon we recognise today, but a young, handsome neo-classical hero.
- The next edition of the paper described the assailant as five ten, two hundred pounds, heavy set, stocky.
- She gave a description of the robber which described him as being broad shouldered and stocky, which the appellant was not.
- Then a stocky built lad appeared and started doing triple summersaults and all manner of spectacular dives.
- Now police are appealing for information about the man, who was in his 50s, white, stocky and tall.
- He always had a bit of an inferiority complex because he's smaller, but he was very broad and stocky.
- The other was 26, stocky, with short hair and was wearing a white jersey.
- His stocky fatigue-clad body was set in an attitude of hopeless challenge.
- The man caught on CCTV footage is described as of fairly stocky build, wearing a hooded top under a dark overcoat.
- But nothing had been recorded about the young man described as quite thick-set and stocky for his age.
- He sat up, revealing broad, stocky shoulders and thickset arms to go along with him.
- The suspect is thought to be white, aged between 30 and 40 years old, with a stocky build and black hair.
- Not far from me a stocky, no-nonsense, suntanned man was watching with an unamused face.
- He was described as being in his early 30s of stocky build with a shaven head.
- He said a stocky man, aged about 30, approached one of the girls as she stood on the bank of the brook while her friend was on the swing.
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