In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Flopped before the telly, we slowly expand to fill out the elasticated waist of our new training pants.
- With two zipped pockets for your goodies and a low cut collar to stop suffocation of the body, this breathable body warmer flatters the body with a slim fit and elasticated drawcord back hem.
- The elasticated waist - complemented by a humble little belt - adds an element of chic to the suit.
- As if choosing a fabric wasn't problematic enough, just think about whether to opt for hems that are ruched, tied with a drawstring or elasticated?
- Several trials demonstrate that acupuncture can help, and some hospitals give patients Sea Bands, elasticated wrist bands originally aimed at preventing sea sickness.
- With ageless patch pockets, elasticated cuffs and waist band, this is a must.
- When I put the chinos on I found they had an elasticated waistband.
- Finally there are some interesting outfits, which I can only describe as large dungarees, with an elasticated waist, made of water proof material.
- I rush inside and tear off an elasticated corner from the sheet Sam burned, then grab a small tapestry-covered square cushion from the settee.
- If it was a half-slip, you probably rolled it up a few times at the elasticated waist and made a mental note to check it again in about an hour.
- Women with sensible bobs grinned despite their elasticated skirts.
- Some elasticated cotton or fine copper rigging wire can help with the bait presentation.
- Adults and children alike braved rides at the funfair, which included a 75 foot high bungee capsule, propelling riders skywards on elasticated cables.
- My wife, who thinks about these things, ensured my daughter was wearing her elasticated shorts, so she could mange her bathroom visits unaided.
- He wore a black balaclava, black waterproof jacket and jogging bottoms with elasticated ankles and light blue trainers with moulded grey soles.
- A useful tip for making up squid and mackerel sandwich baits is to take a spool of elasticated cotton with you and use it to tie the head of the squid to the line above the eye of the hook before inserting the hook.
- If you do walk away trailing elasticated gum, it's worse, and a tough cleaning job.
- Putting my fingers under the elasticated waist I ease them down over his narrow hips.
- There's the different lengths to consider, the thickness of the material, whether or not the sock is plain or ribbed, or if it has a band around the top, or is slightly elasticated.
- One of them reached out and tried to grab a shopping bag containing a purse from her basket but was prevented by an elasticated strap with hooks, which was designed to hold it down.
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