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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- Ramps on both sides drop to parquetry floored galleries that provide increased height for the display of QUT's impressive collection.
- Chris then pushed back his chair with a violent screech as it scraped the parquetry, and stood up to his full height.
- The floors, once covered with the finest parquetry, are unrecognisable, the blinds don't work, the light-bulbs drape from thin wires where lamps used to hang.
- Stacey and Jaycob followed the pair onto the dance floor: a wooden parquetry.
- A low table - only calf-high - filled the center of the room; oak, it looked like, with parquetry designs inlaid in the surface.
- And I'd swear that it was in a brown parquetry veneer bowl.
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