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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- There is a voyeuristic car crash quality in Baker's deterioration from being the ‘James Dean of Jazz’ to the junkie scarecrow of his latter years.
- He stood about a foot taller than AJ, and was just now out of the ‘tall and lanky’ stage, his shoulders and chest were finally beginning to fill out the formerly scarecrow frame.
- It turns out Emeraldas is already there, silently having a drink, and everyone is struck with awe when she pulls back her cloak and they see her scarecrow thin scarred self.
- Sofia now resembled something of a scarecrow, the hems of her dress were muddy and torn, her hat half on half off, and big smudges of coal streaked her cheek.
- ‘Scott had written the character as a walking scarecrow,’ he says at the Film Festival.
- The slightly upbeat, boyish, scarecrow image also appeals, effortlessly like the sort of icon from yesteryear so beloved by today's rock musicians.
- He was extremely tall, but he couldn't have weighed more than a hundred pounds beneath all the dirt, a shambling scarecrow of drooping skin and rags.
- This will not prevent their ‘discovery’ after the event, but few any longer attach much importance to this tattered scarecrow.
- Out of the bustle appeared a painfully thin little six, or seven-year-old scarecrow, arms no thicker than sticks.
- Maury doffed his fedora and ran a hand through his scarecrow hair and told me that he had lived in terror as a boy because his father was a drunk.
- The scarecrow man approached my shiny glass prison, and attempted to speak.
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