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's got a funny spin on his fastball,’ the veteran hurler told Allen.
- Five hurlers recalled recently their first and only taste of all-star action.
- This master of intercepting pitches with his body singled out one hurler as the most aggressive he faced.
- That is also the most wins ever by a left-handed hurler.
- The stubborn hurler stormed off the mound, refusing to pitch.
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