In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Her hair was pulled into two neat buns on either side of the back of her head, and covered with hairnets.
- The food was served by women in turquoise, nylon uniforms, their hair tucked up under hairnets and plastic shower caps.
- I have to wear a red and white striped apron and my hair pulled back into a hairnet.
- My daily dinner money was nearer 15p, and for that I got a plateful of real food, lovingly produced on the premises by battleaxes in pink hairnets.
- ‘I was the woman in the hairnet serving ice cream,’ she recalls.
- A slightly heavy set lady with gray-brown hair neatly tucked under a hairnet approaches the two young adults pulling out a slip of paper tucked into her batter-covered apron.
- It isn't just the sausage and bacon that make this place oily; it's the tables and chairs, the dusty potted plants in the window and the grumpy waitresses with their dinner lady hairnets.
- As the workers stared dumfounded at the pipe, young girls in pea-green hairnets were passing out pea-green gloves to members of the pea-green battalion.
- They had donned hairnets and gloves to gather DNA samples not previously submitted.
- You stand naked in a booth, after covering toes, feet and hands with barrier cream and placing a hairnet over your hair, and press the green button to activate the tanning spray.
- Grandma's tall, gray wig was removed from her head, revealing what was presumably long, black hair scrunched up into a hairnet.
- She then took of her helmet and pulled off her hairnet.
- A scary woman with white hair and a hairnet was staring me down as I clutched my lunch tray.
- Chips from the polish may fall into your food, as might hair if a hairnet is not worn.
- A large woman on the opposite side of the glass shield, sporting a near-oversized white apron and a hairnet over her curly hair, took a spoonful and poured it into a bowl, then handed it over the protective glass.
- The satiny chain-link pouches add a spot of granny chic to your wardrobe without making you look like you're on the fast track to bad perfume, hairnets, elastic waistbands, and orthopedic shoes.
- Technicians in white coats, latex gloves, and hairnets walk the halls and move about the lab purposefully.
- The only drawback is you gotta wear one of those old-lady hairnets.
- And added she used two hairnets so it's more ‘secure’.
- Men in white overalls and hairnets walk between the sheds.
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