In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Chloe stood up and grabbed a feather duster from a nearby closet.
- She had to run a feather duster over each one before stacking the books on them.
- And if you could get him to nip round with a feather duster, I would be most grateful.
- Manchester's Lord Mayor grabbed her feather duster to announce the city's biggest-ever spring clean.
- She had a feather duster in hand, and began to dust the furniture and objects in the room.
- Later, when the plants are taller and stronger, you can brush them lightly with a feather duster to continue the encouragement of sturdy stems.
- It was a short, fat bird with tiny, yellow legs and a small tail that stood up like a feather duster.
- She found a feather duster, chained by cobwebs itself, and resolved to tidy it the next day.
- A plump woman in a black dress with a white bonnet and apron had come out of the parlor, a feather duster in her hand.
- They'd cleared everything out pretty well; the only things they'd missed were a feather duster in the utility cupboard and a trowel stuck through the rafters in the shed.
- To this day she can't hold a feather duster without trembling.
- Goaded past the point of losing his temper, the normally placid Josh picks up a feather duster and hits his thirteen-year-old brother, Theo, hard on the arm.
- Alison left the woman in her stunned state, feather duster still in hand.
- But it needs more than a feather duster to keep this public collection in peak condition.
- Margaret began flitting around the room with a feather duster, sweeping the mantle and the tables.
- One of the most useful things in my cupboards (again from my mum) is a feather duster - they're great for getting to those hard-to-reach places, such as the curtain rail.
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