In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- An elderly, well-dressed lady spoke in sharp tones to the pair, both of whom looked towards me and became silent.
- She often chose conversation-pieces involving, as this work does, two well-dressed young women and a pet dog.
- He was described as being well-dressed at the time of the shooting.
- Three hundred well-dressed listeners had already filled the seats in the main hall of the Camino Real hotel.
- The strict but fair door policy has continued to attract a well-dressed and stylish crowd.
- If she was a dental hygienist, she would probably be a well-dressed dental hygienist.
- Going by the weather, though, there'll be a lot of well-dressed people soaked to the skin out there today.
- The little black dress is considered a style staple of every well-dressed woman.
- Colleagues described him as a shy, well-dressed man who usually only broke his silence to deliver religious lectures.
- Knowing how well-dressed she usually was, I imagine she would have added a few sequins, a corsage or a rope of pearls.
- Late one afternoon, a well-dressed middle-aged lady came up to the counter.
- They all looked like fairly well-dressed, well brought-up polite people.
- The bar, situated under the eponymous dome, tends to attract an older, well-dressed crowd who want to sit and chat rather than fight the music.
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