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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- Stopping abruptly, he picked up the scabbard and sheathed the sword, before he lost himself again.
- The scabbard was leather, with white metal designs of dragons breathing flame imprinted on to it.
- With a swift smooth move, one of the figures slid his sword out of the scabbard, and swung the blade at the drunk.
- The dagger, the scabbard, even the missing sword had belonged to her mother.
- Stoically he reached over his shoulder and drew his sword from its scabbard, slicing it through the air and holding it out to the side.
- Two curved Elven swords, sheathed in scabbards of shining marble, leaned against the throne he sat upon.
- He had on a brown leather belt, a dagger in a scabbard hung on the belt, together with a scabbard for his sword and his feet were encased in brown leather boots.
- The man bore dusky skin, dark brown hair with a long, thick ponytail, and an impressive broad sword sheathed within the scabbard upon his back.
- Entering through the low door, they saw opposite them above a fireplace two swords sheathed in their scabbards, glittering in the gloom.
- Swords needed leather grips, belts, and leather scabbards overlaid with hammered bronze leaf.
- Light flashed across the blade as he pulled his sword from the scabbard.
- She unwrapped the leather covering to reveal a dagger in a scabbard.
- The men carry short swords in blunt-tipped scabbards slung around their necks, wear their hair in topknots and sport complicated, swirling facial tattoos.
- And he saw the unmistakable hilt of a finely crafted sword protruding from the scabbard on the belt of a tall, golden-haired elf.
- Yet most of us have already unconsciously surrendered to the more insidious aspects of modernity long before we even contemplate drawing our swords from their scabbards and inspecting them for rust.
- She produced a short dagger in a leather scabbard that tied to the belt.
- The sword was sheathed in a leather scabbard trimmed in silver.
- The man with the brown hair had a small wooden shield strapped to his back and a short sword at his side in a leather scabbard.
- He sheathed his dagger into a scabbard he kept under his pillow, and looked around, embarrassed.
- She would have looked like the perfect Lady had it not been for the heavy black leather scabbard and sword belt that encircled a slender waist.
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