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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- At first I often worked with Sveta, a young, slender, hawk-nosed interpreter.
- The maître d', a hawk-nosed man with an authentic-sounding snooty French accent, stopped them as they came in and asked if they had reservations.
- The hawk-nosed designer narrowed his eyes darkly at the boorish interruption.
- He studied the uncontrolled panic on his pale, hawk-nosed face.
- This is how the dwarfish, hawk-nosed Georgina came to be in the company of a beefy police lieutenant.
- When he sneaked a glimpse of his body in a fly-spotted mirror, Sam saw a hawk-nosed, dusty-haired, broad-shouldered man in his early sixties.
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