In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1British informal, dated(unwell)I feel a little liverish — ando mal del hígado
- Everyone's feeling a bit liverish this morning, because we had to have the hacks' reception at Bute House last night.
- The liver is very sensitive to stress, so eating lots of fatty foods can make you feel liverish, aggravate the symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome and disrupt sleeping patterns.
- If Jupiter, the god of Rome, looks liverish, he has cause.
- The weather made me liverish, the talk of the ordinary Englishman made me sick, I couldn't get enough exercise, and the amusements of London seemed as flat as soda-water that has been standing in the sun.
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