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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- Their large, wide splayed hooves kept them from sinking in, and their dished faces and large nostrils helped them to breath the hot air, filtering out the sand.
- Horses clattered through the whiteness, their backs and foreheads sporting melting ice dribbling over their dished faces.
- They are pretty little things with floating manes and dished faces; not quite the angry war horses you would imagine from the tribesmen's descriptions.
- Use a leveling compound in all the low and dished areas, and then allow it to dry before installing the underlayment.
- During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries it was customary for iron clubs to have a curved or dished face, which promoted easy lofting of the ball.
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