In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(coat) moteado de blanco y negro(hair) entrecano
- I smiled at the face in the mirror, scraped at the pepper-and-salt stubble, and gave myself a very close shave.
- After the war, her costume ‘is covered, winter and summer, by a frayed macintosh… and she now wears a hat as well - a thing like a basket pulled down over her straying, pepper-and-salt hair’.
- His big problem, as he might admit in the lonely watches of the night, is located just below the pepper-and-salt moustache of which he is so proud.
- He was dressed in a pepper-and-salt suit, which was all the rage in those days.
- And though he wore corduroys at work, and a slop-made pepper-and-salt suit on Sundays, strangers would turn round to look after him on the road.
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