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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- It was the men, some of them wearing Chesterfield coats and homburgs, who lined up at the soup kitchens with drooping shoulders and eyes that never looked up from the sidewalk.
- They have done this for many years, and they make a colourful and distinctive spectacle as they wander around the town in their homburgs, ringlets, and black suits.
- The most common hat for men in the synagogue is a small round cap called a yarmulke or a kippah, but an ordinary homburg or street hat will be accepted.
- More often than not I sport the headwear of the retired gentleman - a classless corduroy cap, but hope to see the day when the bowler, the homburg and the trilby, like the mini-skirt, become fashionable again.
- Reports and pictures showed him resplendent with giant cigar and homburg hat
- And he'd turn up with his homburg on and a little black case.
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