In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Proud owners had customised their scooters and many sported gleaming chromework, multiple wing mirrors and lavish paintwork.
- Bumpers were damaged, wing mirrors were ripped off and deep scratches were etched into paintwork.
- The black paintwork was decorated with gold lines and curlicues like an Edwardian dandy's carriage.
- We don't have a car any longer simply because we were fed up with having wing mirrors snapped off, windscreen wipers broken or paintwork scratched.
- He shrank from the bravura and slashing impasto of his master Rembrandt, and imposed a glassy surface on his paintwork.
- Lawns are freshly mown, paintwork touched up, tiles buffeted by winter storms shoved back into line.
- Swept path and washed paintwork completed the picture and only the rubble-filled skip gives a hint to the chaos behind the front door.
- Because there was contact, and a scratch on the bus paintwork, I stopped and offered my details to the driver who behaved as if it were my fault - which it wasn't.
- Up close, though, the shiny black paintwork was revealed to be slightly uneven, with small bubbles under the surface - indicating a shoddy respray.
- For example, exterior paintwork has been flaking, giving a shabby appearance to the city's last traditional picture house.
- Painters and joiners have been changing the outside of the building, with new paintwork, lighting and banners.
- The world's oceans have taken their toll on the black paintwork of the mighty hull, but even the most dubious traveller can be in no doubt that this was a vessel unlike any other.
- Yet, for all its faded paintwork, it is nonetheless the sort of place that reeks of the old country, of back streets in the Italy of my youthful summers.
- The white paintwork was peeling off in huge flakes and one of the windows had a long, diagonal crack running across it.
- Some of the older paintwork you now see in Italian hotels will be the indirect result of Levi's ingenuity and care.
- The work will involve removing the ferry from the water, renewing paintwork and combating the effects of corrosion.
- It was slightly tatty around the edges, with grubby window frames and slapdash paintwork.
- The weekend saw the final push: we now have not only a floor and walls, but completed paintwork, curtains, and shelving.
- Windscreens have been smashed and paintwork scratched, and missiles have been thrown at parked cars.
- The harpsichords have some beautiful decorative paintwork and inlays, and the carvings on the viols are exquisite.
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