In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ropa de cama feminineto change the bedclothes — cambiar las sábanas
- During the night the Earl was woken by the sensation of his bedclothes being pulled from him.
- Tomorrow she would be on her way home, she thought, eyes closing tightly, ignoring the added heat of the bedclothes.
- I lay back in the warm bedclothes, aware of her musky scent covering the linen and myself.
- Adriana disentangled herself from the bedclothes, went to the window, and looked out into the rain-washed garden.
- I collapsed on it, and breathed in the smell of her bedclothes.
- She would read with a candle under the bedclothes.
- Rodney's blankets were of a bright green and so were his bedclothes.
- You may wish to read it under the bedclothes at night.
- The bedclothes stirred and Auntie smiled sleepily and he climbed up to have cuddles.
- Tom and his six brothers are terrified as they huddle under the bedclothes, listening to the ogre coming up the stairs.
- Without knowing it, she was trembling under her bedclothes, her knees shaking beneath the linen.
- Jade rolled over, tangling her legs further in the bedclothes, and squinted at the sunlight coming in through a crack in one of the curtains.
- She spoke calmly, absent-mindedly adjusting her mother's bedclothes.
- I gathered the bedclothes around and grimaced as I gingerly stood, then limped toward the door with my makeshift wrap trailing on the floor.
- It had clean towels, clean bedclothes and, most importantly, a bath with limitless hot water.
- His wife preferred to read lying down, huddled in the bedclothes with the book close to her face.
- Then I heaped the bedclothes on her and in the darkness the silence was unbearable.
- All the bedclothes were folded and tucked in and the little girl's toys were arranged neatly on top of the bed.
- She thought he was under the bedclothes in the box room.
- Kicking off the bedclothes, he began to pace the room, barefoot.
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