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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- The pitchers could have been made in Albany, but they may well have been made in New Orleans, for the branch there made silver, in addition to selling fancy goods made by other manufacturers, such as lamps and silver-plated wares.
- A very busy shop with newsagent, lotto, fancy goods and general groceries, many customers go in there on a constant basis.
- The stalls were busy selling fancy goods and there was big demand for what I think was nothing more than rubbish, although there were some genuine goods.
- Her crockery and fancy goods business is closely associated with the yearly cycle of religious festivals and holidays, with the more sporadic celebrations such as weddings and baptisms and with the commonplace rituals of everyday life.
- We sell fancy goods, such as lamps and ornaments, as well.
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