In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When you entered the foyer it was like going into a different world: deep, luxurious carpets, soft lights, plushy seats, an atmosphere of opulence and glamour.
- Her heels sank into the plushy carpet and left little pinprick holes in the carpet weave as she pasted.
- She gestured at the soft plushy couches.
- They walked into the spacious living room and Lizzy snuggled into the white, plushy sofa as Jane took a chair across from her and patiently waited for her to begin.
- There are plushy comfy cushioned couches for simply rotting away while listening to the crowd go wild.
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