In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- A large gash ran from the corner of his eye and up through his left eyebrow to the middle of his forehead.
- He kissed both our foreheads before standing and ruffling our hair one final time before he turned to leave.
- I put my wrist to his forehead, at which time he opened his eyes, and sure enough he was a little warm.
- Females are colored similarly but less brightly above and have gray napes and foreheads.
- All three of the Maids had a moon adorning their foreheads and necks, sparkling in the candlelight.
- Hindu gods are also frequently represented with a third eye in the middle of their foreheads, representing their divinity.
- It is not uncommon to have some altered sensation of the forehead and scalp that recovers slowly.
- The ashes marking our foreheads on that day serve as a paradoxical remembrance of a future event, our death.
- Cats have scent glands on their foreheads, around their mouths, and near the bases of their tails.
- And he touched each of the men's foreheads with the little finger of his right hand.
- The foreheads were unusually low and sloping, with exceedingly prominent brows.
- A dressing is placed around the forehead after surgery, and left in place during the first night.
- On that day people give each other sugar skulls with a name label crudely pasted on the forehead.
- After Ash Wednesday services, our foreheads were clean as soon as we got home.
- He walked over to me, took off my glasses and gently tapped my forehead just above the bridge of my nose.
- They touch the knuckle of the forefinger on their right hand to their foreheads in salute.
- For instance, a London ad firm paid students by the hour to wear temporary tattoos on their foreheads while at bars or shopping.
- I handed the guys some lemonade as they wiped their foreheads with the towels I'd given them.
- He fractured both legs, broke his right ankle and had deep cuts to his forehead.
- Hugo had thought the injury to his forehead no more than a minor abrasion and had dressed it himself.
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