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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- They sported tank tops, identical hairbands and identical shiny hair.
- Grimacing with annoyance, she tugged the end of her hair, her fingers curling round her favourite blue and silver hairband.
- I'll be working with new summer-weight yarns and new styles - socks, shawls, cashmere and lambswool sweaters, even hairbands.
- She saw an exhausted waitress, blonde and dull-faced with a black hairband and clips put in her hair.
- I have also discovered a large collection of Asian male students wearing hairbands.
- She was wearing a beautiful dress with a hairband to match it and gold boots to set it off.
- Are you allowed to have a mullet if you also where a hairband - where do you draw the line?
- She had diamonds in her hairband.
- He confiscated her hairband as insurance of a future meeting.
- She is wearing blue eye liner and blue eye shadow and blue lip gloss and she has her hair tied up high with a blue hairband and two blue barrettes holding her hair in place.
- Rolling her eyes, she put a hairband in her hair, and headed out of the bedroom.
- I even made a catty remark about her hairband back in 1992, for which I'm truly sorry.
- Two more seed pearls hung from her ear lobes while a white silk hairband restrained her curly hair.
- He pulled it as tight as he could again, and reapplied the black hairband.
- When plaits are not structured in graceful arches on the head, they are used as natural hairbands.
- There was the hairband in her hair, that was her mother's, too.
- The girls in second class are very fashion conscious with their hairbands.
- One has brought along some curious lilac fluffy spheres attached to a hairband, which she informs me are earmuffs.
- No metal is used in the production of the allegedly innovative hairbands and clips, which come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours.
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