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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- Norman took me into his unkempt, barren back garden to show me the only thing which he could boast of - his four fat white rabbits.
- He had on a white shirt and black trousers which were too short and he was unkempt.
- The old colonial building with a wild and unkempt garden around was unlit and silent.
- Sporting an unkempt beard and shaggy crop, he makes Robinson Crusoe look like GQ's Man of the Year.
- The whole head is fluffed up and gently back-combed, so that it looks scruffy and unkempt.
- It was a woman, dirty, bedraggled and unkempt, but a woman nonetheless.
- It was a shabby, straggly, unkempt little regiment, their faces chapped, their noses running in the cold.
- This means that the cemetery has a very untidy, unkempt appearance but this will soon change.
- He was rather unkempt, so we didn't want to put him in the new family car for his ride home.
- Her nose was red, her face streaked and tear-stained, her hair disheveled and unkempt.
- She stood in the middle of the devastation, breathing heavily, hair unkempt and gown rumpled and mussed.
- The man allowed him to turn around and looked him up and down, taking in the rumpled clothes and unkempt hair.
- The result certainly gives the Parliament an unkempt, unloved appearance lacking in maintenance.
- If you can cope with leaving part of your lawn unkempt then your garden will really benefit.
- If the garden is unkempt, unhealthy or dying, it is considered to be draining the energy.
- He peers out from under his scruffy, unkempt hair with a slackjawed, apprehensive expression.
- His hair was almost as disheveled and unkempt as mine, and he was the first baboon in the troop who ever interacted with me.
- She raked her fingers through the wild, unkempt gardens of her hair.
- I tackled my wardrobes about a year ago, but like an unkempt ivy, disorder and chaos has returned.
- I have also had to contact the council regarding the unkempt appearance of the roads in my area.
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