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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- Instead of fleeing he walked right into the house next door and calmly walked into a ramshackle apartment he had hired there.
- Here I was in this tiny ramshackle village, St Paul's, the complete antithesis of the metropolis.
- They are renting a remote, ramshackle house near the coast for the summer.
- When I was a small child, we lived in a ramshackle house with an old pressed tin roof.
- The Blunt family home was a large, ramshackle house with an untended and brambly garden.
- It is at his ramshackle house that the game takes place, with Nora filling the men's glasses from time to time.
- Wide expanses of countryside are uninhabited save for the occasional ramshackle farmhouse.
- I reached his ramshackle lean-to, promptly leaned against my usual beam and opened the folded papers.
- Then a bit of back road took us past ramshackle sheds and the gilded gates of Cawton Cottage, which is huge and not a cottage.
- Off to one side was a gray, derelict, ramshackle house that looked ready to fall down.
- Just upstream, behind a clump of trees rose a ramshackle spire; standing in dignified disrepair.
- Deep gullies run between the ramshackle dirt houses carrying away sewage in the open.
- The action of the play takes place in a remote ramshackle beach house built on sand dunes.
- Beyond the fence is an apparently ramshackle dwelling with a sagging roof and peeling white pigment on the sides.
- The soldier entered the ramshackle beach house, which lay apart from the main camp of tents.
- Lewis Blayse lives alone in a ramshackle house in the country.
- A makeshift wooden bridge is the only access to the ramshackle dwelling leading from the road.
- The Main was little more than a ramshackle row of sausage-sandwich delis with butchered animals in the window.
- Most of the houses in the settlement still had ramshackle wooden or corrugated iron structures in their backyards.
- I was living in a ramshackle house that had been given an unenthusiastic upgrade.
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