In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(critical comment)diatriba femininecrítica femininebrickbats and bouquets — diatribas y flores
- As an album, it's slightly better than the kneejerk brickbats would have you believe.
- It was the subject of appreciation and brickbats; of Letters to the Editor and newspaper cartoons.
- I'm always happy to hear from readers, whether they're delivering brickbats, bouquets or news tip-offs.
- His career has suffered and he has received many brickbats and few bouquets.
- The company will have to do much better than this, if it is to avoid brickbats and lawsuits in the future.
- The park was a chaos of frenzied movement, bodies launching over the fence, brickbats and clubs swinging.
- She wore outfits of bright green, and hurled arguments about like brickbats.
- Others hurled brickbats supplied to them by boys who had mounted a wall.
- We'd nip at the opposing forces heels, dodging their boots and fists, not to mention brickbats and clubs.
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