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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- Ray had two and sold one he found in a junk shop for £12,000.
- What's more useful, a shop full of antiques or a junk shop?
- In the case of the bus journey it was for a piece of stuff hanging in a junk shop.
- A number of years ago when my business was new and money was tight, I was out shopping for Christmas tree decorations to make an artificial tree that I had found in a junk shop look celebratory.
- I found the enclosed photographs in a group of about 60 that I purchased in a junk shop in New Smyrna, Florida.
- Bound together by pink string, they were purchased in a junk shop in the 1950s and are now expected to bring roughly $17,000 at auction.
- ‘It looks like a junk shop in there,’ says one Treasury mole.
- Here is a picture of my junk shop find - a second-hand chesterfield-type leather two seater sofa with a brass base - bought for a measly £30 + £5 delivery.
- There was a dressing table I bought at a junk shop.
- It was nothing fancy, just a cheapy little short-scale bass that I bought in a junk shop, but it played so nicely and just felt comfortable and friendly.
- They rounded a corner and the junk shop came into view.
- There was always a junk shop or two, usually a second-hand bookshop, often a second-hand jeweller's.
- It cost me sixpence to buy from a tray outside a junk shop in Longfellow Road, Worcester Park, in 1957.
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