In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Wooden clubs required two properties: a head sufficiently hard to withstand successive hits on the ball and a springy or whippy, shaft.
- She didn't see the small whippy vines growing swiftly at her feet - at least until they tripped her.
- A broomstick is too stiff, a fishing rod is too whippy.
- Tied to these are the whippy rose stems, which will soon sprout flowering shoots along their length.
- We still had the Labrador and resolved to dispatch it home whatever, which proved a great game, and we only succeeded by shouting and waving long whippy sticks.
- The 36 inch Bore Tech rod is really too long and is a bit whippy.
- Although the main stem is still thin and whippy, it is an attractive, shiny, deep purple in colour.
- The men hold heavy, thick-ended knouts of ash; most of their sons carry whippy stems of hazel.
- After three or four shots with a wooden stick, the fibers start to break down and the stick becomes whippy, says Easton vice president Ned Goldsmith.
- Still, his whippy backhand and energy in the chase ensured that not all of Henman's errors yesterday were unforced.
- Cursing, Kari took off after it in a headlong sprint, not heeding the sharp sting of a whippy branch striking her cheek.
- She wanted a whippy switch off a willow tree in the front yard.
- Select a long whippy stem that is close to the ground.
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