In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He calls Francie his Prima Donna and gets ready in his white dickey and pearl studs for work.
- He is extremely proud of his Waiter's Union and always dresses well in his one tuxedo and dickey.
- He now wears a diamond stud in the middle of his dickey and uses a pungent variety of macassar oil on his hair.
- How come you never see men wearing dickies any more?
- Old white men wielding Martinis and wearing dickies have occupied our nation's capital.
- The ad is illustrated with a picture of a gang of bright young things tearing up that dull routine at a musical soirée - gents in dickies raising their glasses in salute, ladies in Edwardian bows draping themselves around the keyboard.
1he's got a dicky heart — tiene problemas cardíacos
- I'm feeling rather dicky — estoy pachucho
- Andy, because of his dicky heart was excused, and was put in charge of liberating different coloured pens from the heavily guarded stock cupboard to make the graph more interesting.
- US District Judge John Shabaz last week ruled that Earthlink was not liable for using dicky data from a third party because of provisions in the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
- My dad was a season-ticket holder at York until three years ago, when his health faded, but I have often thought, wickedly, that even with a dicky ticker he was in better shape than some of the players I have seen.
- I don't want to see the gorgeous men who adorned the walls of my bedroom with grey hair and dicky hips.
- If I were to wait until some kind of separate road system for cycles is introduced, a dicky heart would have taken me to my grave before I managed to get on my bike.
- So in summation: don't hate me, because though I am usually coolness personified, I do have really dicky moments.
- I have to keep fit anyway, because I've got dicky shoulders and I have to exercise to keep them in line.
- Light for me, that is, with my dicky tummy, not overly light for Graham, who does all the hard work around here.
- He is Val, or Uncle Val as he likes to be known, an old man with a generous streak, a dicky heart and a customised Roller.
- His father, despite a dicky heart, had married a second time, in 1911.
- Yes, I know I devoted a whole entry to ‘how I had a dicky tummy and went home’ yesterday, but I'm not trying to make money out of this.
- I was first off the mark as a yellow and black streak of lightning engulfed my lure with a crash that might easily have stopped a dicky heart.
- Now Warne looks exasperated, McGrath is a drinks waiter with a dicky elbow and dodgy ankle and the Australian cheerleaders have mislaid their pom-poms.
- It would be interesting to know how many other United players have spent the last week wishing they too had a dicky hamstring and such unchallengeable seniority.
- I believe that society permits men to become ill provided their condition conforms to accepted stereotypes: the 40 something CEO with a dicky heart, or the younger man with a sports injury.
- After failing a fitness test, Damien Duff has not even made the Chelsea bench; his notoriously dicky hamstrings proving the source of the Irishman's misfortune once again.
- I have thoroughly enjoyed my time, but as my legs get a bit dicky I am certainly not going to miss pounding up and down that High Street in all weathers!
- You've had a dicky stomach for the last couple of days.
- Struggled into work and spent the entire day trying not to fall asleep at my desk (I managed to get some shut-eye in the loos though - feigning a dicky tummy and doing my best to look pale, which wasn't too difficult).
- I mean, if you decide you need a motorized runabout because you have a dicky hip or your monstrous bulk is too heavy to haul to Safeway, do you qualify?
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