In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The reflection of her husband appeared behind her in the looking glass.
- But in the end, when we gaze into the looking glass, we are interested in the reflections mainly because they are ours.
- Janet looks into her looking glass, practising a number of reflections for a public audience.
- I saw a bunch of people gyrate with pillows in front of a huge looking glass: dance practice, they call it.
- Cate stared silently into the looking glass, not quite believing that it was her own reflection she was seeing.
- Frankie was to blame for all of this, the one looking back at me through the looking glass.
- Staring up, he caught his own reflection in the looking glass.
- Yet the book is ultimately impenetrable; one of its key motifs is the convex mirror, and it is as cold and unyielding as the surface of a looking glass.
- Glaring at his reflection in the looking glass over his bed he shook his head again, gentler this time.
- He carelessly hid the looking glass he was carrying.
- One would expect brilliant reflections in a looking glass owned by the marquise and depicted by Boucher, not murky half-lights.
- Standing in front of a looking glass he examined himself.
- Gifts of a pair of scissors or a looking glass were made to the caciques or village headmen from time to time to keep them friendly.
- She leaned closer to the looking glass, touching her reflection with her fingertips.
- I have only seen one other face, besides the one I see when I gaze into the looking glass, who has those eyes, and that would be my mother.
- Cate opened her eyes and avoided looking into the looking glass placed before her.
- I was happy with my success and handed her a small looking glass, which she looked into.
- She was sure her friend was about to leave but instead she popped up beside her, her reflection of beauty next to Taylor's in the looking glass.
- When all was ready, Fay looked herself over in the looking glass.
- The mahogany-veneered looking glass of about 1780 is either English or American.
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