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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- Snow can also be heard giving directions to his ill-starred actors.
- It takes its name from a song written by George to analyse ‘the ego problem’ during the Fab Four's ill-starred Let It Be film-and-album project.
- Ever since Atlanta's ill-starred Olympics of 1996, it has been accepted that good transport is the key to every major sporting event.
- This was to be the year when the horrors of the past were left behind, when the shadows of 1846 lifted and the ill-starred peasants celebrated in the bright dawn of a new year.
- This was also an ill-starred night for Chelsea.
- The ill-starred USS Pueblo itself has never been stricken from the Navy's roster of active ships.
- More to the point, the remnants of his ill-starred crew had struggled across a permanently frozen strait and died in a region, I knew from my research, where no navigable passage existed.
- It is all there because of the Minister's ill-starred network review, which he had great enthusiasm for.
- Most of his cabinet colleagues spoke to him before he left to offer sympathy, including many whom he criticised in remarks made public in the ill-starred biography.
- Almost 5000 Allied troops died that day, and Capa, the ill-starred gambler, was fortunate not to be among the dead.
- After King Charles VIII's ill-starred invasion of Italy, survivors of his guard settled in a remote village in the north of the peninsula where, to this day, the inhabitants wear tartan.
- Othello's jealous rages grieved not only her, his ill-starred wife, but also all those under his command.
- The one blot on an otherwise pristine record is his ill-starred sojourn at Leicester, where he spent the thick end of £25m and left them with a team destined for relegation.
- From memory, the ill-starred City Life also began with someone being dispatched by a road accident, in which core characters connected to him were involved.
- Well, you have to remember that a lot of the important independent investigations that have been carried out were carried out by people not appointed under that ill-starred statute.
- That was what the USA forgot when it began its ill-starred adventure in Vietnam: it is one thing to have strategic ambitions but quite another to pay for them in cash and young lives.
- On the other hand he seems happy to pay for the repatriation of the bodies of a similar number of Spaniards who died fighting for Hitler during his ill-starred attack on the Soviet Union.
- During his ultimately ill-starred tenure in Manchester, Brandon's only achievement of note was taking Britain's best-supported side to the play-off semi-finals.
- In film, theatre and music, lovers are ill-starred because parents object, someone is married to someone else, etc. - in short, because they are prevented from being together.
- This regiment, again the ill-starred 14th, stood no chance.
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