In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She withdrew to the empty parlour, unlocking the door with one of her dress pins.
- The hallway lead to a parlor, sitting room and music room on the right.
- The entryway was warm and welcoming, with a hat tree off to the left of the door and a sitting parlor to the right.
- Outside, Nell balled her hand in a fist and bravely knocked on the grand oak door leading into the parlour.
- These suites are decorated with period furnishing such as oriental carpets on teak, marble and tiled floors, and all have private parlours and dining areas.
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