In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In front of the two male imperial figures a diminutive courtier or herald holds open the scroll, presumably reading aloud the announcement of the betrothal.
- Sarah is a diminutive figure on stage, but when she sings her heavenly voice instantly makes her the centre of attention.
- But while she is no softie and revels in a little rough-and-tumble now and again, her diminutive figure belies the true extent of her football potential.
- A diminutive figure in black, she nodded and smiled gently at the crowd.
- His figure looked sadly diminutive in a gray T-shirt and faded blue jeans.
- She was of diminutive size and delicate health; she was pretty and clever and talented.
- No wafer thin bangles, and modestly diminutive chains here - the jewellery is unabashedly elaborate, studded with brilliant uncut rubies, diamonds and emeralds.
- A diminutive figure loiters at the back of the gallery.
- Bass from the subwoofer is powerful enough to put the boom into explosive cinematic action, while CDs or MP3s played through the diminutive unit sound clear and subtle - a neat trick for a player at this price.
- But even these diminutive numbers tend to belie the extremely small spaces into which a ferret can fit.
- ‘Right to the end she was a little feisty woman,’ Judy says, admitting she was a tad frightened of the diminutive figure.
- The mammoth and the sabre-toothed tiger may have long since passed into the palaeontology history books but one of their contemporaries, a diminutive snail, is clinging to existence in Yorkshire.
- The diminutive mother sat protectively on a neighboring branch but did not interfere allowing the woman to produce one of the most charming sequences of wildlife photos I've ever seen.
- As they approached, the blast doors opened, revealing a diminutive figure clothed in a heavy, light blue smock.
- The unpredictable and random threat of such a devastating machine is at polar extremes from its diminutive replica, which offers an intimate view of a closed and isolated community of sailors.
- In any case, whatever the cause of the conflict, it is inevitable that the small dog, simply because of its diminutive stature, takes the brunt of the conflict, be it an attack or a warning growl and pin to the ground.
- She was oblivious to the gaunt diminutive figure that stared back at her; just over five feet.
- The diminutive star - who launched her latest world tour in Scotland last month is set to take over the presidential suite at the five-star establishment for seven days as she performs at nearby Earls Court stadium..
- Chinese elm has been a popular tree for small gardens because of its diminutive proportions and pleasant rounded canopy, but again, seeding can be a problem.
- Reluctant to allow myself to be intimidated by a diminutive Frenchman who makes slightly effete music, I want to do the same back, but have just spotted that his trousers are half-undone.
- Apparently the name Merkin comes from a diminutive form of Matilda.
- All these years, he has kept the diminutive name that his friends in the struggle gave him: Kecik, meaning small in the East Javanese dialect.
- But do not be put off by their diminutive name or even by some of the many examples that have absolutely no interest to you.
- Had he been in any other situation, the prince would have said something to counter the diminutive titles that the man had given him and his father.
- As a child in Hungary, Janos was called by the diminutive form of his name, Jancsi.
- Ke is a diminutive suffix, conveying the sense of little in reference to the size of the dog.
- The word alone, derived from a diminutive form of the Dutch name for cucumber, is enough to endear this crunchy pickle to anyone.
- On the other hand, the diminutive title slightly misleads.
- Maybe it's the diminutive use of his name, but Jonny A seems like some kind of a greaser in a leather jacket.
- I've often revelled in these diminutive descriptors, because there's none other like me.
- Local election boards wrongly threw out virtually every signature that had been printed rather than written in cursive, as well as those with an initial or diminutive form of the first name.
- Its features include simplified grammar, exaggerated speech melody, diminutive forms of words such as doggie, and a highly repetitive style.
- His insistent sexual attentions and diminutive pet names become less and less appropriate to the role she is now playing, and her self-image finally comes apart from the one her husband wants to impose on her.
- Here, he seems to agree with him on the correct spelling of diminutive forms.
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