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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- He carries a foldaway pine stool, a well-thumbed copy of yesterday's Evening Standard and a small frying pan in a crumpled polythene bag.
- Two well-thumbed volumes, though, tucked away among the others, are the key to a balanced life away from the corridors of Westminster and the theatres and concert halls of the West End.
- He is fond of waving aloft his well-thumbed copy of the UN charter.
- Dozens of adoring young fans held out their well-thumbed copybooks for autographs, others wanted a little bit more and pleaded for a photograph or, God forbid, even a hug or a peck on the cheek.
- Leaving his boyhood club was like closing the last page on a well-thumbed book.
- I gave my well-thumbed copy to a friend when she moved away: I don't know if she enjoyed it.
- I had a well-thumbed copy of the Female Eunuch, given to me by my very socially aware sister.
- It's dotted with low glass tables, Eastern religious icons and some well-thumbed books on astrology.
- On the walls hang drawings and lithographs from family, friends and favourite artists, a bookshelf displays an array of well-thumbed cookbooks, and the kettle bubbles on the hob.
- Simon rummaged around and came out with a well-thumbed paperback.
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