In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- All he was missing was an old-fashioned swagger stick.
- ‘When the going gets tough,’ said Erin, slapping the swagger stick against his palm for emphasis, ‘the tough go shopping.’
- Then, as if he had seen us for the first time, the major with the swagger stick turned and peered at us through the gathering dusk.
- After dinner, Roger appeared in military fatigues, complete with hat, sunglasses, jackboots, and swagger stick.
- Another source has it that swagger sticks are descended from the leading cane, a tool of on the spot discipline.
- She carried her weight like a swagger stick, and brandished it like a cudgel.
- Snapping his swagger stick against his gleaming boots, The Butcher returned.
- His eyes still glowed, his bearing was elegant, aided by the cane he carried as a swagger stick.
- But he gripped the swagger stick more firmly and stuck to his Scottish slaughtermen's guns.
- He bridles, reeling off a list of generals who have wielded the pen as deftly as the swagger stick.
- Landry, now Lair's deputy, carried a swagger stick, and it was easy to picture him handling tough and dangerous situations.
- She was being seen off by a rather supercilious Army officer - small moustache, swagger stick tucked under one arm - whom I took to be her husband.
- Then I heard the swagger stick slowly flipping through the holding pages of Finley's meager account book.
- Officers would tuck their swagger sticks under their arms, blow their whistles and leap over the top.
- His swagger stick was the heaviest weapon that UNAMET had at its disposal, for these were not ‘peacekeepers.’
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