In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- For Sigmund Freud, childhood was a paradox in that one's identity emerges at the very time when one's morals and emotions are shapeless.
- In the salty dark, we're moved by some shapeless desire-no barracuda lust for flesh, no migratory edict driving us to thrash and leap upstream.
- Culture is, of course, yet another of those large, baggy, rather shapeless words which this story keeps stumbling over.
- Russia is no longer the land of shapeless shifts and ill-fitting polyester shirts.
- He was still in his work clothes, namely, shapeless trousers and a rugby top that all the staff, male and female, had to wear.
- Ferran has cropped the images and displayed the women anonymously: shapeless, uniformed midsections reflecting stolen identities.
- The youngest was skinny and shapeless in a flowery dress.
- The new download world will hopefully see an end to those shapeless 20-track CD monsters that seemed to equate quality with amount, as if you weigh music by the kilo.
- It was shapeless and somewhat distorted (thanks to the relentless sun's rays), yet it was highly visible.
- I myself wore a shapeless dress that appeared to be yellowing with age, but was actually intended to be that colour.
- She too was dressed in animal skins, a short dress which showed off the outline of her body in a way the shapeless dresses she had worn in the Village never could.
- Dull, padded beige jackets and shapeless viscose dresses will go, in favour of the sheepskin gilets and long woollen cardigans sported by the rest of the high street.
- Her clothing was shapeless and indistinct, a dark covering that did little more than drape over her shoulders.
- A heavyset woman in the rough shapeless dress of a common country woman came out of the house as they approached, looking rather taken aback by them all.
- She was wearing the most shapeless bag of a dress, more of a cloth sack, actually, and was pressing her books to her chest, humming as she walked to school.
- Emma's miniskirt formed an incongruous addition to this parade of shapeless sack dresses, zip off trousers and sandals.
- She was almost embarrassed by the plain, shapeless white dress she wore.
- Her body was also shapeless, hidden under a long dress.
- Laid out on the bed was a long sleeved, shapeless, faded black dress with patches at the bottom.
- In addition there was a fellow in a brown bowler hat, another in a shapeless cloth cap with a peak, and both added their encouragements, turning to Waistcoat in a laconic collusion.
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