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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- If you are re-covering several seats and need more yardage, keep in mind pattern repeats and ask the fabric-store experts for measuring assistance.
- Treated roots were re-covered with soil and left for 21 months.
- We re-covered the chairs with coordinating fabric.
- I'm now going to head downstairs and re-cover the sofa, wash up the pots and make a drink before retiring to my room to continue devouring this book.
- So I've cleaned them up and re-covered them in horticultural fleece.
- As long as the shape and style of the piece is pleasing, quality furniture is worth re-covering.
- ‘Some furniture I've re-covered a second time around,’ he said.
- Because the systems are lightweight, they can be used to re-cover roofs when the structural system cannot hold added weight.
- Both Cattel and Hutchinson advise owners who are re-covering their roof to proceed with caution.
- What that meant was that no more of the existing metal deck roof would be stripped off each day than could be re-covered that day.
- The upholstered pieces have been re-covered in fabric Ruhlmann originally designed for the textile manufacturer Prelle et Compagnie, which still operates in Lyon, France.
- Both men then re-covered their meals with foil and ignored me.
- If your furniture is in good condition on the inside but looks a bit tired, just have it re-covered.
- To help the clean-up, the number of litter bins in the gardens has been increased by 12 to 20 and soon benches will be re-covered with anti-graffiti paint.
- He was pleased to find the club more or less as he remembered it, except that the couch and chairs had been re-covered, and the espresso machine had recently been upgraded.
- Repairs included re-lining the nave parapet gutters with lead, re-covering the north aisle roof with steel, and re-pointing stonework.
- In addition the ventilation system is being improved, seats have been re-covered and new carpets are being laid.
- The snooker tables have been re-covered and are available for use by adult members of the club.
- The roof of the former four-storey spinning mill, which faces the railway line, is being stripped and re-covered in Welsh slate to stop it leaking in bad weather.
- Friends tell me it is cheaper to buy a new sofa than to re-cover my trusted old one.
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