In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A small smile lit Lavena's face for a brief moment, perhaps in gratitude for Earnstheart's consistent honesty, as she flung her arms round his middle, and wept quietly into his doublet.
- His ponytail, usually held with a strip of leather or cheap ribbon, was now pulled together with fabric to match his doublet and white britches.
- A door opens and we see the back of a crutch-supported figure in a green doublet.
- He reached down and picked him up by his doublet, throwing him into a tree with a thud.
- He who had been nothing but skin and bones filled out nicely - but there was in no way any ‘bulk’ on him (not that she could see that well through his doublet anyways).
- His doublet was an ornate confection of red and gold, his hose black.
- He pulled a doublet over his shirt and said, ‘I will try to return after all this insanity is over, I assure you.’
- The minstrels, bedecked in red doublets and white hose, played upbeat tunes to which gardens of brightly clad nobles danced merrily.
- He wore a dark blue velvet doublet and blue hose.
- I was dressed like one of Robin's merry men, with the green leggings and the doublet and the soft boots.
- It represents a bagpiper wearing a short doublet, full, knee-length breeches with a prominent codpiece, shoes with narrow rounded toes, and a hemispherical, skullcap-like hat with a very narrow brim.
- He makes all the costumes for his models, including the elaborate armor and leather doublets some of the women in his images sport.
- And if his surcoat was thinner than he might have wished, at least he had the arming doublet under his hauberk and the otter-trimmed cloak his mother's ladies had sewn for him.
- Slashed sleeves, tied onto a doublet at the shoulders and cloaks worn from shoulder to armpit were more than simply fashion statements; they allowed a man to draw his sword and retain full mobility of the arm.
- Forty six interminable hours of being seated in front of eleven thin, nervous, gangly supposedly artistic men lay before Briar as he reluctantly donned his finest doublet the following morning, aided by his valet, Godric.
- He wore a black suit with a red doublet and a black bow tie.
- Instead of doublets and Elizabethan ruffs, we should have Gunne Sax frills and parachute pants.
- Indicators of this are the short doublet and very prominent codpiece, the round-toed shoes and the knee-breeches.
- The king began unlacing his doublet, walking towards her as he had the night before.
- I stripped away my aristocratic clothing, my tight fitting hose, my pointed leather shoes, my doublet and sheer tunic.
- Carroll called the given words doublets, the interposed words links, and the complete series a chain.
- Etymologically speaking, a doublet is a pair of words that have the same origin but different spellings and often different meanings.
- Each of the Romance languages has a large number of doublets, because the one Latin word has descended naturally by popular transmission, and then entered again later by learned transmission.
- For those not etymologically challenged, the word canker is a doublet.
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