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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- Tin-glazed earthenware, or faience, was introduced in the early sixteenth century in imitation of Chinese porcelain to France, Germany and the Netherlands, and by mid-century it had arrived in England.
- Now she finds her eye drawn to French faience, a type of glazed earthenware.
- The turquoise colour of British faience results from using a copper-based colourant for the glaze.
- An assortment of vases and faience was displayed on a built-in shelf that circled the rotunda.
- Given the scarcity of examples of bird painting on Niderviller faience or porcelain, it is impossible to say what Gerverot's birds may have looked like.
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
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