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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- He poured himself a glass of water from the carafe at his bedside, and then stepped into his slippers.
- The butler returned with a carafe and a glass on a tray.
- ‘Some wicked person had filled the water carafe with whisky,’ he laughs.
- As if incensed candles and a carafe of rosé wine would be waiting alongside her bed.
- Martin orders two carafes of Sicilian malvasia wine.
- The wine is fairly dry and needs a little aeration to open it up, so decant into a carafe, water pitcher, etc., 30 minutes before serving.
- We slug down carafes of water and gallons of red house wine.
- Thompson stood silently as the two women brought out a carafe of coffee and glasses of ice cream parfait for dessert.
- One and a half hours later and after four carafes of iced water I finished it.
- Everyone was eating pizza and drinking carafes of red wine.
- All sorts of glasses are on offer, from mineral water glasses, beer draught glasses, carafes, vases, you name it; made out from different kinds of bottles.
- And should all of those fail, there's the local pastis, served with ice and a carafe of water, an aniseed-flavoured wonder.
- I recommend it wholeheartedly as a place to dip into for garlicky escargot, a carafe of wine, and now, that fantastic burger.
- He quickly returned with a tray bearing a small carafe of absinthe, a large carafe of ice water and a box of sugar cubes.
- I was at a one-day meeting in Brussels and a waiter spilt a full carafe of wine over me and I had no change of clothes.
- On the table stood two bottles of wine and a glass carafe, all empty.
- Got him a big steak for $3.95, ordered a couple of carafes of wine for $1.25 apiece.
- Most up-to-date machines brew coffee directly into thermal pots, helping rid restaurants of burnt coffee, the products of sitting too long in a glass carafe on a hot plate.
- They are quaffed in carafes in restaurants for a euro or two, and are the backbone of the fill-your-own plastic container wine shops dotted around rural France.
- Dressed in a modern lounge suit and armed only with a carafe of water, he breezes through this enormous recital without seeming to break sweat.
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