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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- Just when a draw seemed inevitable a break upfield saw the ball fall to Collingwood and he kept his cool under pressure to send over the winning points to give his side a win they just about deserved over gallant opponents.
- And in any case, our gallant troops will now be fully occupied in cleaning up the neighbourhood.
- Congratulations to those gallant ladies who participated in the South Armagh Women's Group Sit-Out last Friday night proceeds in Aid of Newry Hospice.
- This was a game we should have won and the gallant loser badge doesn't lessen the pain.
- While in the beginning the celebration may well indeed be about honouring the lives of the 30 gallant heroes that died on national duty, it may as well hit another highway in due course.
- And more than a few nominations involved gallant losers.
- Six and a half years into his premiership, after seven Queen's speeches, umpteen reshuffles and relaunches, the New Labour Dreadnought is listing, its gallant captain beginning to look his 50 years.
- There was very little separating the players on the day, but it was young Larry who took the honours from a gallant loser Joe.
- I was just getting ready to ask if I could join their gallant team, when the two remaining climbers showed up.
- I have never met a Christian who followed the parable of the Good Samaritan so literally as this gallant officer.
- He was also very proud of the 1st April 1989 encounter, saying: ‘for the last time my gallant fighters defeated the enemy’.
- The life of this wrecked if gallant woman has become, not the cautionary tale it was in 1970, but an achievement to applaud.
- For this gallant lady, the future would not be altered with simply a healthy diet.
- Championed by one of China's leading directors, it ran for a month and was enthusiastically received by all but the traditionalists who believed a play is not a play without a gallant hero completing some epic task.
- The room was very gallant with pale yellow walls and a pink ceiling.
- The total figure raised by these gallant ladies on their Sit Out Night in aid of Newry Hospice in December amounted to £2,700 and 1,700 euro.
- Here he once again proved that he was a brave and gallant soldier.
- And our two gallant leaders, both of whom claim to be Christians, seem to have missed the point of the parable of the good Samaritan.
- Still, I don't want to say a bad word about the gallant folk from the police service.
- And I want the public to know, the national media to know that they have not been given the names of the gallant volunteers.
- On the pitch two gallant teams went at it hammer and tongs while off it, their passionate supporters kept up an incessant cacophony, which will not, I'll warrant, be equalled at the county final.
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- The games of love involve Florinda, who is destined to marry an old rich man or her brother's friend, and Belville, a young gallant who rescues her and wins her heart.
- In the past, great love affairs often began with the judicious dropping of a glove and its recovery by a charming gallant.
2(chivalrous man)galanteador masculine dated humorous
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