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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- He is foppish and vain (he writes a very flattering line in autobiographies) - but also dashed fanciable.
- They weren't the pot-bellied kind, more the underwear-model kind; tanned, perspiring, incongruously foppish hair, stubbled, one of them hanging off the end of a smoke, in dark blue cargo pants, boots, tool belts and nothing else.
- Long before then, Heinrich had noticed his younger sibling's foppish ways, recommending the traditional ‘sleep cure’, and even offering the address of a bordello where the therapy could be obtained at modest cost.
- I don't think he's going to be as eccentric and as foppish as some of his incarnations.
- They are wonderfully ebullient and foppish monuments dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with domes swelling out of all proportion to the base, each like a watermelon attempting to balance on a fig.
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