In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The opposition group met later with candles and flashlights to select a new interim governor.
- ‘Power outage,’ I grumbled, picking up the flashlight and drawing shapes with it on the wall.
- Chris held up a flashlight so he could see where the hatch was.
- If you plan to rely on flashlights or electric lanterns for emergency lighting, be sure to keep plenty of fresh batteries on hand.
- He looked at his charts with his pen flashlight.
- Keep a flashlight, candles and matches in the glove box.
- Rogers, the electrician, held a flashlight in one hand and was digging through the box with the other.
- Emily took candles, flashlights, and blankets and sat on the couch.
- He got out the flashlight and turned it on and shone it inside.
- The dim haze of flashlights bounced around the sharp turn in the tunnel.
- Putting the flashlight down on the chair next to him, he pulled the painting off the wall and let it fall unceremoniously to the floor.
- I found myself wishing for a flashlight when I distinctly heard someone or something on the path ahead.
- They use flashlights to search the ground near buildings and streetlights.
- Melody looked at him confused, then to her flashlight.
- The numerous torches and flashlights held by the soldiers was a blinding sight.
- We grabbed our flashlights and lanterns and waited to see, or hear what would be next.
- Five barefooted girls in pajamas made their way across the street with flashlights in hand.
- Most of us have experienced a temporary loss of electricity and know the helpless feeling of fumbling around for a flashlight or matches and candles.
- He shines his flashlight in my eyes, twists my head and leaves.
- Bright gas lanterns are better than flashlights.
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