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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- The arcade nearest the land is pretty bad and has really scary life-sized clown statues doing circus tricks in the ceiling.
- Once in a while a student may tip a pot of paint over the head of the life-sized copper statue of the dog by George IV Bridge.
- It emerged this week that funds for a life-size statue of the town's most famous son and his comedy partner to be built in the town centre have topped the half way mark.
- A youngster stands next to a life-sized statue of Pele at a museum in Rio de Janeiro last week.
- In a park facing the river is the life-sized statue of a cloaked man gesticulating above a reclining female beauty.
- Also, standing beside the life-sized model of Angus, my ampleness paled into insignificance.
- There was however a bronze life-sized statue of Mother that now stood outside the chapel.
- In the latest transformation of the heart of urban Manchester the three life-sized models have been placed in the square to promote next year's Cow Parade.
- To create one of the large life-size animal statues, he needs about 100 kilograms of the fragrant plants.
- It is a life-sized statue of the Pharaoh in the customary royal striding position, wearing the royal head-cloth nemes and holding a mace in one hand.
- When Bobby died in 1872 he was buried in the kirkyard beside his master and a life-size bronze statue was commissioned.
- These days it's home to a wine museum, but don't be surprised if you come across the odd life-sized model of a suitably forlorn prisoner languishing in a corner.
- Looking around at the exotica, he notices a very life-like, life-sized bronze statue of a rat.
- They were joined by a life-size chewing gum model made from 2,450 pieces of gum found in a small area of Orchard Street, Preston.
- After the double coffin they made more life-sized models of themselves, this time fast-forwarded to the end of their lives.
- At the far end of the courtyard, there's a life-size statue of Juliet.
- About 125 years later, the town erected an enormous, life-sized model of the squid, so that all who look upon it might be awestruck.
- In 1996 he revealed his laid-back attitude to his work after vandals smashed up a life-size model of a plane.
- Visitors can sit and pray in a makeshift chapel that features a life-sized statue of Mother Teresa sitting in the ground in a corner, hunched over in prayer.
- He works with cardboard and glazed paper, making ever more elaborate, often life-sized models of rooms or landscapes.
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