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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- She then gradually but remorselessly worked her way to the front, grabbing victory on the line in a blanket finish in one minute 56.38 seconds.
- The 51-year-old rider brought the four-year-old horse from last to first to get home by half a length in a blanket finish.
- What makes this race so special is that it ended in a five-car blanket finish covered by 0.6 of a second.
- He ran in the 3,000 metres and in a blanket finish was only one second behind the winner.
- She was sixth in another blanket finish in the 50m breaststroke.
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