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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- I also went over to Patchwork on Central Park yesterday and picked up some green fabric ready for the next bunch of pear pincushions.
- Vibrantly colored beadwork spilled across the fabric of souvenir pincushions, picture frames and wallpockets designed to appeal to throngs of eager tourists.
- These remarkably beautiful beaded pieces are presented alongside an astonishing array of objects created expressly for the Victorian tourist market, including pincushions, photo frames, decorative boxes and wall pieces.
- From an old sewing kit, he pulled a tiny pincushion, removed the needles, and headed back.
- This one, brought with from the Russian schtetl of her past, warns that evil spirits lurk near the pincushion, measuring tape, and scissors.
- Toys, pincushions, junk from 42nd Street suddenly began to collect in his studio.
- ‘I'll make you an outfit,’ she said and took out a small pincushion out of her gray pocket.
- Ray showed his young viewers how to make everything from pup pencil holders, to mushroom pincushions, to stocking mice.
- ‘I'll prove it to you,’ he said and took a pin from a nearby pincushion on display.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.