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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- Glad to read you won't have to fight with the coal scuttle anymore.
- The document listed coal scuttles, pokers, grates, and fenders, but only one set of andirons.
- Naturally it has the heritage decor that comes with the genre: dark wood, theatrical red, brazenly swirly carpets, brass coal scuttles and Quality Street faux Victoriana prints.
- But kids had much fun fighting over who was to wash-up, change napkins, make beds, peel spuds, run errands, chop firewood, fill the coal scuttle, and black lead the grate.
- In the front room is a scattering of copper bowls of various sizes, copper coal scuttles, metal templates and copper sheets.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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