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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- Nowadays she heats her place with a cast-iron stove perched on firebricks in the living room, cooks with propane, and does her beadwork at night by the light of a kerosene lamp while listening to a battery-operated radio.
- Offers of land, firebricks, clay and equipment have poured in since the plan was first debated around the family cooking fires.
- If the chimney is firebrick then the squirrel can climb out on its own.
- Another problem was the scarcity, not only of miners, but also of skilled labour to make firebricks and build the furnaces.
- In the permanent fireplaces, check for loose firebrick, loose grill rods and rusty accessories.
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