In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Despite his life going downhill, he was still described by people who knew him as a gentle, placid, easy-going, amiable man.
- People should also avoid getting between a cow and her calf as the maternal instinct could make otherwise placid animals aggressive.
- To look after the wheelchair-bound at matches, you might think that only tolerant, placid individuals need apply.
- Chewie was just one-year-old whereas a lot of the other dogs were six or seven-years-old and a lot more placid but as long as Jessica is grooming him he is happy.
- Then a genuine live television moment happens, the sort of occasion that could induce hyperekplexia in the most placid soul.
- The Cancer child is usually very placid and serene, with a loving and sympathetic disposition.
- To be fair, he makes a placid and generous early morning companion, unlikely to alarm with any gratuitous perkiness.
- He was placid, very pleasant, proud, charming and unassuming.
- Some contend that he is too placid to succeed, and he understands why.
- The placid nature of many of the skits is due mostly in part to the fact that times have changed and so has the country's sense of what is funny.
- The placid, short-legged Ryelands suited the purpose, but have not been kept by the Royal Family since those days.
- In actual fact, any individual on the drug was so mild and placid, they stood more chance of being mugged themselves than causing a problem to anyone else.
- They were easy targets, as the presence of people doesn't seem to disturb them and they are placid and friendly by nature.
- His placid nature and sense of humour instilled confidence in patients seeking counselling.
- She is very placid and wouldn't do anything to upset an animal.
- Two open carriages each pulled by a pair of placid horses had begun to make their parking lot rounds when I sat down.
- For years, he was a placid, unobtrusive student of his, but he's emerged from the long shadow cast by his mentor.
- Normally, a placid, laissez-faire type, I began saying mean things about other drivers.
- He's more placid, but can still be unpredictable and difficult.
- Now five months old, the three sisters are described as ‘really placid babies’ by their mum and dad.
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