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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- Wilkie is an unkempt, rangy character with a beard and piercing gaze.
- When the Weekender called the bar was full of farmers coming from the local mart - rangy men who know all about rams, ewes and hoggets.
- The tall, rangy Patrick moved over to the table where Chris, James and Jenni were talking, and dropped his phenomenally heavy bag onto the floor with a thump that the secretaries one floor below heard.
- A lean, rangy old cowboy with a lined and seamed face, he frequented a beer joint on the edge of town known colloquially as the Bloody Bucket.
- Williams is a rangy player who flies all over the field.
- The one in the middle was tall and rangy and wore a shiny fake leather jacket and tight black jeans.
- Tomaschek, the tall, rangy Slovakian international captain, at least had the consolation of being in the side more likely to create a goal.
- He has the lanky, rangy build of a classic power pitcher.
- There was a sudden rustling in the trees and a dog, tall and rangy and beautiful, loped out.
- The dark, rangy man behind the table stared the slender figure before him up and down.
- Windross is a tall, rangy player, who showed some neat touches and whose confidence grew in the second half.
- He was lean and rangy and had an easy-going, languid air about him.
- Murphy, another rangy actor, with big doughy eyes, is every bit the soft centre in a hard shell.
- Polley is a rangy player who covers ground with deceptive speed.
- One dancer was rangy and goofy; another mischievous and full-bodied; another possessed.
- Jamie is tall, rangy, laidback, unassuming, while Andy is built more powerfully and exudes confidence and attitude.
- But it was the rangy figure of Kamathi who did just that by seizing the initiative from 200m out.
- The man was several inches taller than Russell, with the typical broad shoulders and rangy build of a professional seaman.
- And he pointed to a sofa, on which sat a tall, rangy, square-jawed blonde holding a glass of warm vodka.
- But at that time, he was a tall, rangy heavyweight, barely 200 pounds.
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