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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- Sighing, she lifted a hairbrush off her vanity table and brushed her hair with brisk, methodical strokes.
- She ran a hairbrush lightly through her hair and went downstairs.
- I stood in front of my mirror, picked up my hairbrush, and started brushing my long, black hair.
- These samples were taken from personal articles such as hairbrushes or toothbrushes.
- She scowls and takes out her hairbrush and flattens her hair with quick, angry strokes.
- She brushed her black wet hair with a slim hairbrush, spraying detangler into it every so often.
- While standing in front of the pile of hairbrushes and toothbrushes, a young man approaches me.
- We passed out combs and hairbrushes, toothbrushes, pencils and pens, and dolls and stuffed animals.
- Beth quickly ran a hairbrush through her blonde hair and dabbed on the tiniest bit of make-up.
- I walked up next to Cassandra, who started to comb her hair with a hairbrush that was laid on the dresser.
- I changed back into my clothes from yesterday and then I brushed my hair with the pink hairbrush.
- I picked up my hairbrush from the stack on the sink and brushed my hair slowly, watching the movements or my arm in the mirror.
- She reached for a silver hairbrush and tenderly began brushing her hair.
- Keeping up her same fast pace, she grabbed her hairbrush and brushed her black hair that reached down to the middle of her back.
- She grabbed her hairbrush and vigorously combed through her now messy hair, before pulling it back into a single straight braid.
- Calm down, Natalie, I told myself forcefully as I yanked my hairbrush through my hair.
- Reaching for my hairbrush, I smoothed the front of my hair, and pinched my cheeks until I could see a bit of color.
- She picked up her brown hairbrush and went to brush her hair in front of the round mirror hanging on her bedroom wall.
- I took my hair out of the ponytail and picked up the pink hairbrush lying on the sink.
- The only things in it were a cell phone, some lip gloss, a tiny hairbrush, pony tail holders, and a few pennies and nickels.
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