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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- Loudon stuck four stakes into a plot of grass to support a cambric handkerchief 6 inches above the surface and found that the temperature beneath it remained warmer than the temperature of the surrounding air.
- The tunic was laced up the front, and its sleeves had long since gone the way of bandages; she left it open at the throat for freedom of movement, and wore a patched cambric shirt beneath.
- The coif, we know from the accounts, was of cambric lace; there were gloves of white linen and fine cotton wool to dry up the oil after the anointing.
- His work that will be exhibited to mark the world cup, Football Print, is a graphic piece using cambric and wall paint as a medium.
- Beneath the ruffled cambric of her night dress the proportions of it seemed huge.
- The tent was made of reinforced cambric, fawn coloured, with sewn - in groundsheet, and at each end a circular sleeve-door and ventilator.
- He wore a plain, cambric shirt and tan breeches that tucked into shiny, black boots.
- The camp is the Stewart Granger Memorial Collection of 1940s safari tents, with no running water or electricity but with four-poster beds and mosquito nets and cambric sheets and bucket showers and paraffin lamps and butlers.
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