In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be in fine/good fettle — estar en (buena/plena) forma
- Relatives and neighbours were joined by staff members in making this a special occasion for the popular Ellie who was in fine fettle and enjoyed all the festivities.
- Pride & Prejudice boasts a terrific ensemble cast that includes Donald Sutherland as Mr Bennet and Dame Judi Dench in fine fettle as Darcy's formidable aunt Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
- On Thursday, the PGA chief executive gave the impression to the local press that the English bid was in fine fettle, whereas the widespread view is that the race is between Scotland and Wales.
- Lumb also looked in fine fettle and he had galloped on to 33 by the close when Wood was 109 and their third wicket stand worth 111 in 22 overs.
- During the remaining 15 minutes of the contest Carlow were in fine fettle and led by the impressive Brendan Lawler, Pat Coady and Damien Roberts had a strong platform to launch scores.
- There's more to the stream now, tall reeds with purple plumes one side, the frizzy remnants of fireweed the other, and oaks, especially a huge one by the path, probably as old as the Howards and in fine fettle.
- Padraig McHugh from Lissatava was in fine fettle too, entertaining the gathering with a ‘sceal’ or two from back the years.
- And it pays dividends - you'll see yields increase, your worm and insect populations swell, and get a sense of satisfaction knowing that your soil is in fine fettle.
- Mersey Docks remains in fine fettle financially, and steadfastly independent.
- But the man who has reignited the ‘Ballyteague Blaze’ certainly looked in fine fettle on final day.
- Although hardly a work of sophistication, this section of Dens Park is nevertheless in fine fettle, having been considerably refurbished during the 1990s.
- The captain, former England wicket keeper Lea Ames could not play much because of an injury but vice captain Frank Worrell was in fine fettle.
- That voice is in fine fettle, Ry Cooder guests on the title track, and Taylor's morose version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was an American hit post-September 11.
- Just as an aside, Perry Forde, despite nicotine withdrawals was in fine fettle and led her team to victory in a riveting match-up led by quizmaster Billy Varley who also had to make the supreme sacrifice.
- It is one of the world's top international companies with some 200 million customers worldwide, and has emerged from the late 1990s telecoms bubble in fine fettle.
- The popular lady from Ballyglass, Scardaune was in fine fettle and was delighted that so many friends came along to share in the celebrations.
- After we left the eye doctor's, Zachery was in fine fettle.
- When his serve and his forehand are not in fine fettle there is very little left of Roddick's game.
- He is in fine fettle, saying he's doing very well.
- Ross Comm, currently a 25-1 chance with William Hill, is reported to be in fine fettle after winning his last two races by a combined distance of 34 lengths.
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