In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Little Evie, two generations distant, is doing fine, pushing herself up on back legs still bandy, only to have them shoot out behind her.
- The Instructor was tanned, bored, had bandy legs, roamed around saying nothing and then wrote his name in big letters on the board.
- The shark is circling Farnsworth, you of the bandy legs and discombobulated dance maneuverings.
- Back then, the pale, scrawny 14-year-old with bandy legs and crooked teeth was as far removed from the healthy, sporty look epitomised by Cindy Crawford and Elle MacPherson as you could get.
- His hips and his bandy legs, which seem unusually long from knee to ankle, move with a stiffness which suggests that his joints are about to seize up.
- It might be their posture, a cocksure expression, bandy legs and butter-hued dentition, or nothing at all.
- She has been running from the Ohio bigwigs implicated in the scandal as fast as her bandy little legs will carry her.
- A few mums and grannies in leather skirts go up to the stage to try dancing around the pole - bending bandy legs, flicking ankles and pouting.
- He's a skinny little hillbilly Jesus with bandy legs and close-set eyes and a clever, foxy face.
- His bandy legs are pulled up under the distended moon of his swollen stomach.
- She frightened the hell out of the entire male staff with her rampaging sexual prowess and bandy legs.
- Takeshi is small, thick set, with bandy legs and a disconcerting twitch to his cheek.
- The things didn't look dangerous with their soft, bandy legs and large fingers.
- With his peroxide head bowed, eyes closed, the old man feels his way forward, bandy legs shuffling, shoulders stooped, senses bat sharp, as keen as razor wire.
- In other words, he was a wee slip of a thing, a flyweight who sometimes had the additional curse of bandy legs caused by childhood rickets, a dreadful disease usually caused by a lack of vitamin D.
- She thinks her own legs are small, bandy, nearly misshapen.
- His legs, bandy and stubby, propel him sheathed in black overalls.
- He yanked his robe up to his waist and raced on naked bandy legs to the stone rostrum at the east of the forum.
transitive verbbandying, bandied, bandies
- Valuations of around $80 million are being bandied around which, if true, would suggest Morgan should perhaps be on the Crikey Revised Wealth list.
- There's been a few names bandied around and I hope there can be a few more signings before the end of the transfer window.
- She was very secretive in the sense that she didn't want her name bandied around the village.
- The word ‘great’ gets bandied around a lot, but it sure applies to CBS's ‘60 Minutes.’
- Over the past couple of weeks many expert ideas have been bandied around connected with Sri Lanka's dismal showing in South Africa.
- Ways to reform the annuity system have also been bandied about, such as allowing people to pass on some their pension pot to their descendants.
- National's Maori member has earned the opportunity to at least be associated with the rumours that are being bandied around this House in relation to the leadership change.
- The idea was bandied around and apparently dropped.
- Electro's been very much bandied around in magazines and newspapers and stuff lately.
- Internet broadcasting was one of the big ideas bandied around during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s.
- One idea which has been bandied around recently is some kind of election before anointing Prince Charles.
- The idea of a fifth full-sized holiday village has been bandied about for some time.
- The idea of positive sentence management has been bandied about for many years.
- Incivilities were bandied about and spread to the government.
- According to police, the idea has been bandied around since Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens saw the scheme in operation in Holland.
- In England the same debates are being had, reforms are focusing on the same areas and the catchphrases of ‘freedom’ and ‘choice’ are also being bandied around.
- They are making a mockery of RTE by getting free publicity by way of having their name bandied about on a current affairs program.
- But they have received little recognition or reward: their intellectual property has been stolen and bandied around the world, often appearing, uncredited, in the national media.
- Such ideas have been bandied about for decades, even before the first oil boom of the 1970s.
- The compensation figures being bandied around, in our view, are far too high.
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