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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- The stuff I use to make my legs look a little less translucent does wonders for my snow-white legs, but makes my cousin look like she ate a few too many carrots.
- One woman was tall and attractive, with snow-white hair.
- The tiny pair of black shoes resting on a snow-white coffin said it all: black for the colour of mourning, white for the colour of innocence.
- My hair was longer, my skin was still its snow-white colour, however I saw many new scars on my arms and chest upon looking myself over.
- I look at fang and suddenly see his snow-white fur.
- The area created for the polar bears is a snow-white glass room with a model of an iceberg and cool lake, while the panda area is a glass room surrounded with bamboo.
- A little white plate, a tiny snow-white cheese and a handful of berries - could there be a more charming way to end a July garden lunch?
- An elderly lady with snow-white hair answered the door.
- Her beautiful new sofa - snow-white and expensive - had just arrived, and all she wanted at the end of the day was to go home and sit on it.
- Harry's hair and moustache were snow-white but the lean, fissured face, the pipe and alert manner were distinctive.
- Unweathered specimens are snow-white and constitute exquisite specimens when associated with contrasting minerals.
- There, among the white waxy flowers, she saw a small, snow-white moth with grayish hind wings.
- These deciduous shrubs display snow-white flowers around the first week of May, and the leaves turn an interesting mixture of red and orange in the fall.
- His brown eyes were locked on the mysterious old lady as she pulled out another grayish sack, put her bony hand inside of it, and pulled out a handful of pure, snow-white powder.
- The white sands themselves are snow-white, powdery, and gypsum-based, surrounded by mountains on three sides.
- White robes draped across her slender form, snow-white and simple in design.
- He was of no more than middle years, though snow-white streaks shone like burnished silver in his thick brown hair and neatly trimmed beard.
- The basmati rice was served separately: a perfectly cooked snow-white mountain of rice.
- There was no sparkling ice and snow-white tutus here.
- Outside was a snow-white kitten they called Freezer.
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