In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- There are a bunch of little tow-headed kids of Norwegian ancestry running around everywhere too.
- There was tow-headed Jack - having freed himself from the controlling grip of his mother - enjoying a moment in the spotlight dressed in a seersucker suit with short pants and saddle shoes.
- A semi-circle of tow-headed children waved tiny Icelandic and Canadian flags, as a brass band played the two countries' national anthems.
- She was what some people would call tow-headed and fair.
- Barbara Nadine is a hardened kid, the offspring of the union between a mean drunk and a beaten-down woman who ‘[always seemed] to produce more tow-headed, snotty-nosed babies.’
- The little tow-headed boy would be in shorts and no socks.
- After all, he'll be able to watch the first three without knowing that the tow-headed little boy will become the scourge of the universe.
- The couple's tow-headed children clambered down from the back of the wagon and stood staring at Adam and Jamie.
- The moment did not last long, for soon a gruff deep voice was saying ‘Mother’ and a stocky, tow-headed figure was elbowing for room on his knee beside Johnny.
- What does that mean to a tow-headed, stout-like, lanky-legged, rifle-shootin lad like myself?
- Keiko pointed to a tow-headed boy in line at the snack bar.
- Edwards is the only Democrat whose campaign entourage includes two tiny tow-headed extras: his children, Emma Claire, 5, and Jack, 3.
- The doctor (another human, coincidently) rushed in, with a tow-headed boy (Christine's brother) behind him.
- As he walked away, the tow-headed young fans glimpsed the front of a second, tan-colored cap turned backward on Morris' head that proclaimed the Terps' victory a third time.
- A couple of tow-headed pre-teen boys, during a surprisingly non-sexual game of Chicken, are overrun by a rabble of Rattlers and are fanged to death.
- He's Jimmy Bly, a tow-headed, blue-eyed youngster with a protective, over-bearing, pugnacious older brother Demille (Robert John Renaud) who serves as his manager and mother hen.
- Yet by the time Keith, a tall, skinny, tow-headed coal miner's son, started fifth grade, Friedrichs' pathology had begun to stir up again.
- She often pictured her father as a young man, shoulder-to-shoulder with the tow-headed youth known as Topside Thomas, battling the Spaniards for their lives.
- Seconds later the two tow-headed brothers appeared from behind the barn, their shirts slung over their shoulders, their tanned, toned bodies glistening in the sun.
- I pictured the tow-headed lass in her sparkling outfit, skates deftly cutting the ice, the stands full of cheering friends and admirers.
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