In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Shayne returned, holding a tray on which were a coffee plunger, cups, saucers, cream, sugar and biscuits.
- She gestured at carefully piled plates and bowls stacked on shelves and bluebell-patterned cups and saucers gleaming on the draining board by the sink.
- Later, I took my mother and the cat a cup of tea and a saucer of milk, respectively.
- She found Dilys in the dining room setting a tea platter with cups and saucers.
- Our fields are full of old spoons and forks and pieces of broken cups, saucers and plates.
- Linda watched Karen as she sat her new doll carefully on a tree stump and placed tiny china plates, cups and saucers before it.
- The cabinets should be able to store a generous stack of plates, cups, saucers, and bowls.
- They comprise the full range of cups and saucers, milk jugs, covered sugar bowls or boxes, slop bowls, teapots and stands.
- The tray has a teapot, two little bowls and two saucers with pretty looking beancurd sweets in them.
- We can supply them with everything down to the cups and saucers.
- On yet another plate, was a teapot, still steaming, and on two saucers were two cups with two spoons and two small bowls of sugar.
- The cups were so big you could drown in them, and they were sitting in saucers practically the size of dinner plates.
- Put 2 or 3 saucers into the freezer to use later when testing for setting point.
- Then clear off a couple hundred tables and wash twelve thousand plates, glasses, cups and saucers.
- Fiona came into the room then, carrying two cups of coffee, porcelain cups with saucers.
- Soon the children were all armed with steaming cups and saucers.
- Mom sipped her tea and set it down on the china saucer that was placed on the glass coffee-table.
- And after dinner, he jumps up and picks up the cups and the saucers and the plates and comes in the kitchen.
- The table before him was full of pretty cups and saucers and flowers.
- Phalaenopsis orchids need a good deal of moisture and standing the pot on a saucer of pebbles and daily misting should achieve this.
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