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 park is now filled with plants, colourful murals, and two squeaky swings fastened with yellow cord.
- Blackboard rubbers have long since been consigned to the scrap heap, and when squeaky pens and stinky cloths follow, what then?
- The last time we mentioned Annie the boss started jumping up and down and making odd squeaky sounds that did not impress the missus.
- She then turned her attention to the midget, who was making squeaky sounds of displeasure.
- It was a squeaky fart, this one, with some laughter in the background.
- Well, you know, there's a saying that says it's the squeaky wheel that usually gets the grease.
- The oul lad simmered away, rocking ominously in and out of a beam of dust infused sunlight on his squeaky rocking chair.
- As my voice turned squeaky, it sounded as though I was asking him a question, not greeting him.
- Under the best of circumstances his raspy, squeaky voice grated her nerves raw.
- Here is a hotel old enough to have a history, not just ersatz nostalgia, and the squeaky floorboards to tell it.
- The closer together the waves, the more high pitched or squeaky the sound is, and this is measured in Hertz.
- Example: one afternoon I took Cody out in the yard with a ball and a squeaky toy.
- Suddenly the sound of a bike bell is heard, followed by the sound of a bike with a squeaky wheel rolling along.
- Wigeon don't quack, but have a squeaky call - rather like a child's rubber duck.
- I believe in ghosts, and I get freaked out if there's a squeaky noise in house when I'm alone and all that.
- I sat in front of a four year old (I'm guessing, but he was small and squeaky enough).
- I'll miss the way he could destroy a squeaky toy in about a minute.
- Suddenly, a bike bell is heard, followed by the sound of a squeaky bike wheel.
- Her head snapped to the left as the sound of a squeaky hinge finally caught her attention.
- They moved in to kiss, but were stopped by the sound of the squeaky stairs.
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