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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- It's lunchtime and Mykola has already been working for more than five hours and his yellow overalls are caked in mud and grime.
- Parks should be places of peace and tranquillity where we can get away from the dirt and grime of everyday life.
- I use the wet wipes to clear the coating of grime from the screen.
- This action frees particles of dirt, grime, and grease, which accumulate on your skin every day.
- They are completely covered with a hundred years worth of dust and grime.
- The ceilings must be 20 feet high and the beams are covered in layers of paint and grime from its years as a steel foundry.
- His face was covered in grime and blood, and I prayed that most of it wasn't his own.
- There were visible layers of filth, grime, dirt, mildew on the sides of the shower stalls and on the floor.
- If there was one thing, one discomfort that she could not take, it was the feeling of grime caked in her clothes, skin and pores.
- Mr Dowling said the amount of dirt and grime thrown up by passing lorries would be reduced.
- Everything is being scrubbed mercilessly so that not a speck of dust or grime will survive into the new year.
- The underground was filthy, marking his pale skin with soot and city grime.
- You may need to do this twice if there is a heavy buildup of dirt, grease or grime.
- The dirt and grime of industrial toil has been largely replaced by white-collar jobs.
- The frescoes, which had been covered by centuries of soot and grime, have begun to be restored.
- A dirty looking girl of about ten suddenly appeared from a nearby alley, her face caked with grime.
- A mild detergent and warm water will generally remove stubborn dirt and grime.
- For the mechanics, rain means washing bikes that are thick with dirt and grime after the race.
- Daily grime, oil, sweat and residual makeup can clog pores and result in dull skin.
- There is no trash or grime - just lots and lots of landscaping and jasmine-scented air.
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