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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- Gessa is made of water mixed with rabbit skin glue, calcium carbonate, gilder's whiting, French chalk and various fine white powders.
- A variety of substances can be used to make the board sufficiently slippery - French chalk, black lead, beer, paraffin and petrol are all used.
- I had no trouble spotting the French chalk.
- Our products mainly consist of calcite powder, French chalk, active coarse whiting and other superfine powder, which are welcomed in the more than 10 provinces and districts markets.
- Rare laces and old silks may take on a renewed appearance if allowed to stand in French chalk for several days.
- Whiting, French chalk, chalk and marble dust are different forms of calcium carbonate.
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