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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- And, he has a startling reason to offer about staying away from cinema for so long.
- Lexa was about to respond to this startling remark, but a new arrival beat her to it.
- He had golden tanned skin, startling blue eyes and short blonde hair.
- The decision to invest in its German network is the culmination of a startling turnround at MMO2.
- The startling images and poetic text seem at first as incoherent as the ramblings of an old woman's mind.
- The sugary flanks of the mountains sit out with startling clarity across the valley.
- I'd seen him on the Meadowbank bus a few years before, wearing startling leather hot pants.
- After he'd moved out of their home, Clews says she made a startling discovery.
- It's a startling shade of blue grey, but apart from that, it's very well styled.
- As expected for a creature of my startling intellect, I have a surprise for you.
- The results, always impertinent and delightful, can be both startling and surprising.
- But in startling contrast, let me show you another side of the worm's nature.
- As a dancer he is admired for his startling grace, superb technique, and amazing control.
- People still spoke of the startling geniality of its citizens and the rare peace of its neighbourhood.
- Standing in Banda Aceh as the disaster unfolded around him, he knew he had captured the startling images of the tragedy.
- Suddenly the river appeared, far below, a hot spot of startling blue, winding its way through the earth.
- It offers some startling lessons in how we look at ourselves as well as how we perceive the stage of reality around us.
- One of the startling things about this case was the confession of the two brothers.
- It presented a startling image, like the inside of a part of a house that had just been bombed and was about to collapse.
- But in other cases the police uncover a startling disjunction between appearance and reality.
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