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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- Every morning our tomcat comes in, eats, and then goes to spend most of the day on our bed.
- Brent's parents were cat-sitting; he had left strict instructions for them not to let the aged but feisty tomcat out.
- The tomcat appears to use violence to subdue the female cat.
- Officers caring for the black tomcat last night named him Bilbo.
- But his eyes gave him away, the eyes of a tomcat evaluating a bird.
- He hunkered down in a patch of magnolias like a tomcat preparing to pounce.
- Waiting for her at the gate was the neighbour's tabby tomcat who bore the unoriginal name of Tiger.
- These guys went at it like two tomcats fighting over the pussy next door.
- A small ginger tomcat, its head on its paws, looks up at Brabham as he enters.
- Pictured next on the screen was a large rodent making its way toward a hungry-looking tomcat.
- A large black-and-white tomcat strolled along the road.
- Boo was a black and white tomcat with gorgeous bright blue eyes - and I noticed that he was disappearing a lot lately.
- Our faithful little tomcat had evidently sensed its nearness the previous evening and was petrified almost out of his wits, but he stood his ground and didn't run away, perhaps being unable to move from fright.
- A large long-haired grey tomcat was lost in the Barnashrone / Ballyfin area.
- A grey and black tomcat went missing on Friday, February 28.
- I mean, everybody knew her from a safe distance as she took her fat, one-eyed, almost bald tomcat, Strudel, for his morning drag around the complex.
- But she grew unable to live with the ginger tomcat's antics and a month ago took him to the RSPCA centre in Altham.
- While that may be overstating things just a little, it must be said that he has the air of a well-fed tomcat sitting on a square-mile of linoleum with a petrified mouse in his grasp.
- I glanced down and Charlie, Zachery's black and white tomcat, was sitting beside his bowl, a smug and fairly self satisfied look on his face.
- After Rio disappeared down the hole, an RSPCA officer was called in and started digging in an effort to rescue the 12-week-old tomcat.
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