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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- The press has been quick to condemn arsonists for the fires raging in New South Wales in Australia.
- I did not find even one case that dealt with the sentencing of a female serial arsonist.
- A gang of arsonists today torched a car with a petrol bomb.
- A convicted arsonist with a history of mental illness has been set free despite threatening to set fire to a block of flats.
- Detectives are scouring court lists as they try to trace the arsonists responsible for a devastating attack on York Crown Court.
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