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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- They're coveted by a generation too young to remember the designer's heyday, when she was one of the brightest stars in the fashion firmament, turning out exuberant, fantastical creations.
- In the sky, the Pole Star, around which the firmament appears to turn, has been styled the ‘navel of the Heavens'.
- Little space was devoted to the fact that a sporting success-starved nation suddenly had a youthful role model, an ambassador who could put India's name on the tennis firmament.
- Sometimes the lightening forked across the sky like a crack in the dark firmament.
- We await with interest word of their further plans for this rising star of an upcoming mid-tier production company in the gold mining firmament.
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