In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In verity, the foreign debt issue has already put Zambia on a wild economic frontier in this wily world.
- Even the wily street vendors are offering their goods at genuine bargain prices.
- But scientists are finding that the wily creatures can stop cancer in its tracks.
- Others fought over what fell, scampering across the yard playing wily comedies of keep-away.
- He's like that wily friend who's always getting you into trouble but whom you can't help but forgive.
- But that would be a crass sort of opinion to attribute to a wily man like Pilate.
- The wily old fox of cricket had his guests enthralled by witty conversation, which ran late into the night.
- He had made one mistake, he had not counted on the skill and determination of his wily opponent.
- But within minutes the wily beetle has dragged the spider across a hillock of red earth and crammed it into its small hole.
- It caused uproar at the time, but the wily Italian must be sitting back with a smug smile, puffing on that metaphorical cigar.
- I'm no technician, but a wily old trader once told me to ignore the news and trust the charts.
- As it turns out, uneducated village communists are no match for wily bourgeois sneakiness.
- As a wily guerilla leader and resistance fighter, he deserves respect.
- He has been a wily politician and he knows that the land issue is an over-simplification.
- His vulnerability, his emotions are those of the wily and ingenuous country lawyer.
- Cunning eyes, wily grins, pesky faces had beamed tenacity and aptness and survival.
- Completing the family portrait are his ever-compliant wife and wily old dad.
- He seems less the wily fighting fox and more the cornered stag.
- I had no idea such cunning and wily interrogation techniques were still permitted in the Western world.
- The scene is now set for a series of double-crosses where the wily Carol emerges as the sharpest operator of them all.
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