In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The shadows coalesced in front of her, forming a thin, lithe form taller than she was.
- He's the lithe and supple hunter no more and, like me, he's settling happily into retired status.
- With one hand on the hilt of her short sword, the lithe figure began running.
- The lithe figure spoke briefly with the two men who were guarding the prisoners.
- Her lithe body whipped around, talons slicing throats and underbellies as she attacked relentlessly.
- One of my coworkers is a tall, lanky guy who is amazingly lithe and flexible.
- He looked graceful and lithe, like a man who could take care of himself.
- Her hair is so long that it frames her lithe body beautifully, forming a stark contrast to her fair skin.
- For the inaugural event, the dancers' lithe bodies were swathed in white.
- His lithe, muscular body shifted under the black chain mail he wore over a thin tunic.
- He's slumped on the sofa, the lithe body swamped by a shapeless and shabby burgundy cardigan held together with a giant safety pin.
- She could feel the strength his lithe body possessed, even wounded and laying on a table.
- Show me lithe, well-honed bodies and I'm ready to sign up for classes.
- I want to be thin and lithe and healthy and get rid of all this illness, all this frustration, all this hatred.
- On the glass panel of the telephone box a lithe figure of ambiguous gender was blowing a trumpet fanfare to celebrate his arrival.
- She goes to the gym three times a week to build up strength and stamina, and to keep her already lithe frame toned.
- Hung on a stark frame, it was a mould of her long, lithe body.
- He's a lithe, flexible performer who plays at high speed and never seems to fatigue.
- She swung herself easily from hold to hold, her lithe body moving almost joyfully up the rock.
- There was altogether a lithe gracefulness about him that was quite un-doglike.
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