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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- Wouldn't that be egg all over the face of the dizzy-eyed coxcomb of a Prime Minister.
- His manner assures her ‘that he was exactly the coxcomb she had heard him described to be.’
- He was annoyed at the man's insolence but realised he must have appeared a coxcomb in Mr. Howitt's eyes.
- As an afterthought, the red-headed girl suddenly added, ‘Good gracious, that Adam Weatherly is such a coxcomb.’
- He is a silly and superficial man, a fop or coxcomb.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.