In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The two waitresses were very sweet, though, and wore nice little pinnies of the old school.
- Her hair was done up in a permanent iron-hard ball, lanced through with a pair of chopsticks, and the rest of her appeared to be little more than a full-body pinny, with a floral pattern upon it.
- This beautiful, green-eyed film star with the perfect cheekbones might seem more obviously at home in a ballgown in some 1940s Hollywood melodrama or film noir than in a pinny in a school in northern Scotland.
- For Donna, kitchen dress is a white shirt under her pinny.
- It was at this point that a woman in a hessian pinny and a tape measure thrown round her neck walked in holding two hefty period garments.
- They use married names, organise meals, teas and tombolas, bake cakes and wear pinnies.
- Men once more donned their pinnies in the kitchen when 15 of them were challenged to make Victoria sponges in the cake baking category.
- Come on, try and imagine me, Mike Da Hat, rock star, wearing white kid gloves and a pinny.
- This is Heartbeat meets The Royal meets Where the Heart Is, set in the quaint 1950s Northern Englandshire of classic motorbikes ridden by be-goggled simpletons with wholesome wives dressed in floral pinnies.
- Pulling off my dirty pinny and revealing my clean black uniform underneath I hurried out of the house and around to the back door of the Thornton's house.
- There was a time when a ‘no frills’ hotel meant a back street B & B with a landlady in a pinny and a communal bathroom on every floor.
- Men will once more be donning their pinnies in the kitchen when they are challenged to bake cakes in the cake baking category.
- This is where I don my pinny and nurture you into cooking heaven.
- So on went the pinny, up rolled the sleeves and out came the ingredients.
- He made a noise of what I took to be assent, muffled as it was by the furious flapping of his frilly pinny over the shrieking smoke alarm.
- She may find herself torn between donning a pinny to serve spaghetti hoops or acquiring a big hat for the winner's enclosure at Newmarket.
- Once you've got kids you can't really expect your girlfriend to cook dinner in nothing but a pinny and fluffy slippers.
- The waitresses wore black frocks and white pinnies.
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- There I am with my pinny on, in front of the stove, cooking up a lovely supper for 141 of the neighbours I have invited around from the Helensville electorate for a quick dinner.
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