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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- The unnamed woman lost no money in the incident because the mugger fled empty-handed, but she was left bruised and nervous.
- The man and boy were later spotted returning to the scene at around 7pm, only to be seen running away empty-handed.
- The front door was rammed open, but the cash machine had been emptied earlier and the would-be thieves left empty-handed.
- No one was injured during either robbery, the first of which saw the suspect being chased out of the shop empty-handed.
- The winners will all receive great prizes, but nobody leaves empty-handed.
- He lived by his philosophy of coming into the world empty-handed and likewise going out empty-handed.
- They fled empty-handed, unable to get past the reinforced screens which have been put up following previous attacks.
- He is more or less a professional hunter, but even he has been known to return from a goose hunt empty-handed.
- And if we had come out empty-handed it would not have been a very good thing.
- Hundreds of pensioners across the borough had to go empty-handed - because post offices had no money to pay them.
- The men ran away across the car park and made their escape empty-handed.
- No-one who enters this year's competition will go away empty-handed.
- Hall, who took up the sport competitively only five years ago, did not leave the championships empty-handed.
- I may not have won a prize, but I took enough pictures to ensure I didn't come home completely empty-handed.
- But the alarm sounding panicked the defendant, and he ran off empty-handed.
- She was pinned to the wall as one tried to grab her handbag but she managed to fend off her attacker and the gang fled towards the bus station empty-handed.
- The pensioner shouted for help, causing the man to flee empty-handed.
- Police today praised two elderly residents at a sheltered housing complex who sent bogus callers packing empty-handed.
- One of the tricksters managed to get into the couple's home, before leaving shortly afterwards empty-handed.
- But they left empty-handed after failing to break through the side of the shop.
- As has as often been told, however, the soldiers could not catch their quarry and returned empty-handed.
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