In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They walked outside, unsheathing their swords, then got into position.
- Blaise pulled himself to his feet, unsheathing his sword and heading towards the door.
- Glancing back, he nodded once to the dozen men hiding in various positions behind him and moved forward, unsheathing his sword silently as he did so.
- Before she had time to unsheathe her sword again, the man was upon her, another dagger drawn matching the first.
- Without thinking, she reached under her trailing cape to unsheathe her sword.
- ‘Don't worry about it,’ I said, unsheathing my sword and doing a few warm-up swings.
- ‘This is going to be most difficult,’ he explained, unsheathing his sword moments later.
- They leapt off their horses, tied them to the wooden fence and made their way up the steps, unsheathing their weapons.
- He stood up and brushed himself off, unsheathing his sword.
- He jumped up, unsheathing his own sword that hung at his waist.
- She rushed at him, unsheathing her twin swords.
- He stood there, sword still sheathed, but judging from his stance, he could easily unsheathe his sword and attack her.
- She clumsily tried to unsheathe her sword from her pack while trying to keep up.
- Matthias runs over to his pack and unsheathes his knife as well.
- She wiped away her tears just before unsheathing her sword.
- I slowly approached it, unsheathing my swords at the same time, the sheath being slipped under my belt behind me.
- Hero and the other guardians stood in front of the royal quintet, unsheathing their weapons and creating a perimeter around their lieges.
- ‘That's what you think,’ Alex said unsheathing his sword.
- Ben yelled out as he rushed to unsheathe his sword.
- The man dodged the swing easily, jumping back and unsheathing his sword in the process.
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