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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- ‘You sound like a lovesick swain,’ she told him, and walked to the window.
- Many a desperate swain would have risked life for the privilege of pressing his lips to the mysterious hand.
- In Lycidas, the poet / swain in the poem, together with the author, anticipate ‘Pastures new’ on the morrow.
- Old and blind, Juliette gave her a lock of Chateaubriand's hair when her eighty-year-old swain died.
- We all loved Queen Aouda and her handsome and dashing swain, the hero of the piece, Phileas Fogg.
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