In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The workmanlike Campbell deserved a goal for his efforts, and thought he had it four minutes before half time only to see his simple finish ruled out by a linesmen's flag.
- A solid, workmanlike display, they won't be far away at season's end.
- This was more like it - a workmanlike performance embued with no shortage of skill and plenty of heart.
- Yeah, they'll win a lot of games in an efficient, workmanlike fashion.
- As he tells it, Kwan approached his criminal life with workmanlike discipline.
- The first he managed in an efficient, workmanlike manner.
- Britten betrays his workmanlike approach to composing here: there was no question of waiting for inspiration to descend.
- His workmanlike versatility and steady output have earned him a reputation as an artistic chameleon.
- His workmanlike approach doesn't lend itself to much praise, but what he's doing this season is remarkable.
- Yoder's style, illustrated in this Anniston Star piece, appears to be workmanlike but not unusual.
- Lawson's workmanlike approach to the Hull game was typical of the whole team, who are making far fewer sloppy mistakes than earlier in the campaign.
- For two years the Mongols moved from fortress to fortress with workmanlike efficiency.
- Dukinfield are workmanlike rather than spectacular and from the kick-off they displayed their intention of frustrating the home side.
- They went about their tasks in a very professional and workmanlike manner.
- The other pair were intent on turning every course they worked on into a masterpiece, as a monument to their genius but the Scot was far more workmanlike in the way he did his business.
- However, he seemed happy to look over my plans and that, coupled with workmanlike builder's hands and nice Italian shoes, made my heart skip.
- In his absence, his new club, under their new coach, made a workmanlike start to the Premiership campaign, but won few plaudits for style.
- Included in the deal was the four-wheel-drive Musso, a workmanlike offroader which had never really achieved anything.
- That liability is not qualified by any term that work be done with reasonable skill and care or in a competent or workmanlike manner.
- Although he was happy with the team's workmanlike performance, he reckoned there were enough chances to win this contest.
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