In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tirador de la campanilla masculinecampanilla feminine
- They're open until 6 a.m. on weekends; after 4 a.m. the door is locked, but Gloria showed us the secret bell pull.
- ‘Security coffins’ with bell pulls and air hoses were patented.
- The door was covered by a wire mesh screen and there was a bell pull on the left which, upon being touched caused a far-off deep and sober ring.
- I tugged the bell pull twice before feet shuffled forward.
- ‘At least four’ corrected Riann, standing up to reach for the bell pull.
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