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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- I picked up my kitbag and marched aboard the troopship Empire Fowey, bound for Singapore and Malaya, although we did not know this at the time as it was top secret.
- One boy, carrying a kitbag over his shoulder in true military style, kept humming to himself as he marched along.
- All of us scheduled for that flight ate a hearty breakfast that morning, then carried our packed kitbags to the front of the hotel.
- According to this view, international law is but one tool in the diplomatic kitbag that can be utilized to justify politically motivated actions.
- His kitbag stood in the corner as he was due to return to his barracks that night.
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