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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- The notion seems to be that the mere look, the urbanity, the smirking of blue staters appalls the skittish people of the heartland.
- He has cast four relatively inexperienced actors who fatten up Reza's skinny and, at times, skittish characters.
- I think they're more skittish readers, where I found girls in general would be willing to try a lot of different things.
- He was skittish, trying to please all his guests; yet his had a powerful presence, he had a definite leader quality… charisma.
- We managed to pat them a little bit, but they were pretty skittish.
- Ganatra brings a quiet, sensual intensity to her role in Chutney Popcorn, perfectly complementing Hennessy's skittish character.
- I was skittish, the smallest sound or touch freaked me out.
- I think they're generally skittish and ill-tempered animals.
- They can also make skittish neighbors more accepting of special-needs housing.
- You haven't drunk in a month - no wonder you're skittish.
- Alison usually wasn't so skittish, but people around her didn't often fall prey to killers bent on revenge.
- Only the rays were skittish, darting off as soon as we drew near.
- At least one local merchant is skittish of the ladies.
- She was positively skittish with the silver-haired charmer.
- And the closer the convention came, the more skittish residents grew.
- ‘I'm Tohru, It's nice to meet you,’ she said, seeing that the boy was as skittish as a cat.
- They are skittish and fearful of most people and talk to no one but each other.
- He was very skittish, and had been used as a news horse, since he couldn't be used for actual battle.
- Mottled ducks at least remain skittish around people and present some challenge.
- He was too skittish, so I made my voice carefully neutral.
- If you're that skittish about investing, you're probably better off in a high-interest savings account anyway.
- On a blazing day like Thursday they were positively skittish.
- If they are skittish they should arrange a visit with their family doctor or paediatrician.
- Is that why she was so skittish and nervous around me?
- The little lizards are everywhere, but they are skittish and can be difficult to approach.
- Her hair was combed, she was clean, she wasn't skittish.
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