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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- Make tiny balls of the dough, flatten on the kulkul board and curl to resemble curly shells.
- My hair is slightly curly and looks a mess at the best of times, so no-one has noticed the difference.
- There are also hand-woven rugs, paintings and beautifully crafted curly crooks.
- This time he was said to be about 40, slim with dark curly hair, and wore dark trousers.
- I was leaning on him, resting my chin on his shoulder, his curly grey hair tickling my ear.
- It was too hard for National to figure out how to solve that curly problem in the middle of Auckland.
- If you are going to be truly folk, curly long hair and a proud expression are essential.
- My booked seat on the train was opposite an attractive woman with tanned skin and long curly blonde hair.
- I think Fred loves the taste of these curly fries as much as dislike them.
- Kale is a member of the cabbage family and comes in straight and curly leafed varieties.
- She is described as a white female aged about 60 with a petite build and short brown curly hair.
- She pulled back her light brown ringlets into a curly chignon and tied it with a green ribbon.
- I don't want to say that it was a frightening situation, but my red nose did get pulled off and my curly orange wig was no more.
- Her curly hair tinged with pink, she held forth to a room full of excited children.
- His hair is dark and crazily curly, but he's much softer looking in the flesh and smiling happily at us all.
- She had grey, short, curly hair, and was wearing glasses and a purple coloured jacket.
- He spoke in a quiet voice, presented a shag of curly brown hair, and in a crowded room he was unlikely to stand out.
- She isn't based on herself, she insists, apart from sharing her own red, curly hair.
- The trains go everywhere and there isn't a curly cornbeef sandwich in sight.
- At the nape of her neck she fastened her ringlets in a curly chignon with a black ribbon.
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