In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He glanced across to the black clock radio and gasped.
- I was woken at 6am by tinny plastic pop from the clock radio.
- He turned his head to the clock radio on his bedside table and did a double take.
- Clays had hooked up the stereo, the dancing lights, the clock radio, the lamps - even my hair dryer - to our own personal generator.
- ‘Good morning Kurt,’ I finally stated to my clock radio, which was currently playing ‘Lithium’ by Nirvana.
- The clock radio told me it was just after 3 PM and the school kids were starting to fill the sidewalks.
- Harold awoke some time later - hours or only minutes, he couldn't be sure - his watch still resting on the night stand, the clock radio facing the window.
- Devon looked at her alarm clock radio and saw the numbers 12: 51.
- My wife always complained when my clock radio went off too many times, but the phone going off audibly only once doesn't wake her.
- He glances briefly at the clock radio - and freezes.
- He figured the clock radio had switched on automatically.
- The game clock was slightly larger than your clock radio.
- The clock radio's out of the script, but music's still going in.
- I moaned and rolled over to look at my clock radio.
- Even when his mother finally caught him, Graça couldn't kick the habit, and would covertly sneak his bedside clock radio under his covers.
- That's when I woke up and saw the glowing numbers of my clock radio read 3: 56.
- Minutes flip by on the clock radio until daylight pales.
- She turned on the alarm clock radio in the bathroom to listen to the Playhouse on Jammin’ 95.5.
- I think I'll buy both books to read while listening to All Night and set my clock radio to switch off at 9.00 am.
- When he was in sixth grade, Tripp calculated the energy use of every appliance in the house, from the water boiler to his clock radio.
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