In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In colonial America, quilted coverlets were imported from Europe.
- A couple of fancy shirts, several pair of dress trousers, and other garments were neatly spread out on the eiderdown coverlet.
- The coverlet was thrown back on the bed, and lying on it, was his wife.
- Cream silk sheets, blue coverlets and indigo sham had been turned down by some conscientious soul.
- She had taken the top coverlet and simply thrown it into the big trashcan, the mouse wrapped tightly within it.
- All hospitals have got sheets and coverlets.
- The prince threw back the heavy coverlets with some difficultly and began hunting through his closet.
- Wash it and dry it so that later washings, once the quilt is finished and used, won't shrink your coverlet out of shape.
- So I snuggled down under the coverlet without shame or regret.
- Robert set aside the plush coverlet, moving again to help her fold the blankets.
- She layered on a few more coverlets, hoping to sweat out the fever.
- Looking back she saw Gaelic's blue eyes glowing a sheen of green from amongst the mounds of blankets and coverlets.
- He rested her head on her pillow and pulled her butterfly coverlet over her.
- There was a slight movement and a pale hand moved on the coverlet.
- My bed is perfect, complete with smotheringly huge pillows and a wolf coverlet.
- Some of the furniture used by the couple, complete with cushions, mattresses and coverlets, is on display.
- The impact of color in your bedroom should reflect the overall design concept of your duvet covers, sheets, coverlets, and rugs.
- This section of the exhibition includes ornately decorated painted furniture, pottery, woven coverlets and quilts.
- Before getting up she pulled the thin coverlet, on the bottom of many layers of bedding, to throw it over her shoulders.
- If you enjoy quilting, don't settle for a simple coverlet for the guest room.
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