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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- In short, he was making the most of his ferreting, like some old trout picking hairgrips in a supermarket.
- When you have pushed all the hair in, secure with hairgrips along the seam formed by the join, starting at the bottom.
- The dress had been delivered to her, along with gloves in cream silk, embroidered kidskin slippers, a silk and tortoiseshell fan, and a tortoiseshell hairgrip in the shape of a butterfly.
- Danny looks the least attractive of the bunch of boys, sitting backstage in powder and hairgrips.
- If Sam had swallowed the hairgrip, he could have choked.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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