In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I would return to feed you black hanks of kelp from each fist.
- Seems her feet got dirty at the friends house a dozen times before I ripped hanks of hair from my head and tossed them into the air.
- Suki and colleagues have taken the more conservative position that physical forces merely dissect the tissue as if it were a hank of rope under tension (their analogy).
- Either version is good savored alone or dipped into one of the little pitchers of warm sauce that come with each order - or snugged into a hank of floppy white bread and consumed with a hit of sweet-sour sauce and crisp white onion.
- Jenny's dark hair had been brushed out and tied with ribbon and it lay in a soft hank across her shoulder.
- All around are souvenir stands selling anything from T-shirts and badges through to ‘Hog Hair’ - a kind of biker Jimmy Wig with a hank of human hair attached to a bandana - and leather, leather and yet more leather.
- It is larger and has fewer eaters and is it revolves at 150 to 200 revolutions per minute, it requires no feed rollers to hold the hanks of fibre which are submitted to its operation.
- She picked up a hank of noodles with her chopsticks.
- Earlier European instruments, from the 16th century onwards, had bars laid on hanks of straw.
- A woman can be seen through a doorway; she is seated and feeding a hank of yarn to someone out of sight.
- I so often read about people loving variegated yarns on the hank, but hating it, when it's knitted up.
- But most of these are continental in flavour, with hanks of Parma ham hanging from the ceiling and boxes of Pannatone piled high.
- There was a lot of cutting seams and scrap thread and yarn, but I managed to get a few small hanks out of the left side panel of the cardigan.
- Snarled hanks of colored line nest devotedly against one another and suspend euphoniously from a planar filigree of black over white.
- I figured better a little wet on me than a lot of wet all inside the house, so I grabbed the ladder and took a hank of cord and dodged out back up the garden wall onto the roof.
- In Thao Van's other basket are the accessories, piles of chopped coriander, mint and spring onion; huge hanks of fresh rice noodles, white as marble.
- She smiled and kissed the Coyote; he'd been fun, but now he was an exhausted hank of fur, panting hard in the back of the booth.
- Enthused by Mysorean strands, Bangalore's Smitha Cariappa visually interpreted the local silk industry, transformed into hut-like spaces embellished by rangoli, hanks of silk, and symbolic silkworm evolution.
- Large, hard-boned dogs crack their skulls on the smoky rubbish wasteland on the edge of town, hanks of gory sheepskin lie in the turgid filth and multi-species dung.
- He pushed hanks of auburn back out of his eyes and held the spiral-linked booklet out towards me.
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