In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- An iridescent sheen spread over the surface of the water below him, indicating a fuel leak.
- With a low sheen, the intriguing surface is full of movement and tonal interest.
- It has a slight sheen and a defined twill line, and can be dyed any color, including indigo.
- Unadorned, they rely on the soft surface sheen of the pewter for decorative effect.
- Its beauty increases with use which causes a patina or soft sheen to form.
- Both of their faces had a soft sheen of sweat and Thom loosened his collar a little.
- The moon reflected off the soft sheen on Rex's face and I could see he had a small smile on.
- To seal the paint, I used light brown tinted wax and buffed it to a soft sheen.
- Every length and lath of wood is polished to a force-field sheen.
- Have your concrete polished to a marble-like sheen, and it needn't look like a public lavatory.
- Only the hugely successful rally computer game that bears his name sparkles with a sheen of glamour.
- To add a sheen, polish the eggs with a paper towel or cloth wetted with vegetable oil.
- And if his songs have had the time to be polished to a smooth sheen then so has his interview technique.
- Grace holds herself up with her hand against the floor, which has acquired a bright sheen of polish.
- In order to produce a higher sheen or gloss, we need to use a finer abrasive.
- He looked at her, her face gleaming with a sheen of sweat as she watched him.
- It shone and glistened in the moonlight, the soft sheen reflecting off of the copper.
- At one time after heavy flooding I tried to use a garden hose to wash off the oily sheen from the surface but I only managed to disperse it.
- The hallway gleamed with the sheen of a polished diamond.
- It has very few bumps or protuberances, and the surface has as mirror-like a sheen as you can get from white plastic.
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