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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- My bedstead was tall, with four posters, and had long gold curtains, with a sun pattern on them, tied back with a blue ribbon.
- Inside, the decor is New England simplicity: perfectly laundered white cotton curtains edged in lace, pine furniture and iron bedsteads.
- Large mahogany wardrobes and chests of drawers matched the bedsteads.
- As well as conventional divans, the company has a good selection of designs, iron and wooden bedsteads and upholstered contemporary frames, available in various fabrics.
- His furniture was very masculine; he had a bureau made from reddish, dark wood, with matching dresser and night-stands at both sides of the bedstead.
- Though it matched their bedstead, Steph wanted to be rid of the wardrobe.
- In one corner, an old bedstead stood, the tattered bedsheets fortified by a quilt that Charley recognized as her mother's handiwork.
- An armoire stood between the door and the bedstead, an old four-poster crouching against the left wall, with no mattress and the canopy in tatters.
- The double bed has been fitted out with a lurid, multi-coloured mattress cover the hues of which are reflected in a fan-shaped mirror attached to the bedstead.
- We peeked inside some of rooms, which were furnished elaborately and the brass bedsteads were still covered with old white sheets.
- There were twisted bedsteads, snatches of curtain and other remnants of four civilian houses.
- They pulled back their fancy coverlet, climbed into their fancy bedstead, read briefly from the most recent fancy literature, and then dreamt the night away.
- He fluffed up pillows and put them against the bedstead.
- While trying to sail into dreams, something she couldn't place, a spirit perhaps, flew around her bedstead.
- Instead, she drew her legs over the edge of her bedstead and her night garments against her chest to keep out the morning air, listening to the din in the Mynaen Courtyard below.
- While you should consider changing your mattress every 10 years or so, the right bedstead or frame should last a lifetime (or at least as long as the marriage).
- They fought over bedsteads and cupboards and even scraps of carpet.
- The beds had cast iron bedsteads and flowery covers with frilly edges.
- The cool linen sheets tempted her to extend her toes till they touched the ivory bedstead and brushed the relief curls of a grinning cherub.
- The bedstead, the floor, the pictures on the wall were all spotlessly new by any standards.
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