In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles sold a trademark rocking chair by seminal furniture artist Sam Maloof for $80,000.
- Old men were sitting in rocking chairs in front of the hardware store, reminiscing about the old days.
- If I have my way, the two of us will be sixty years old, sitting in rocking chairs on the back porch, watching our grandchildren play in this very backyard.
- They sat in the rocking chairs and stared at the snow-covered street in front of them.
- Along the planked floor of the porch, benches, wooden rocking chairs, and old metal lawn chairs lined up, facing out to the dusty fields.
- He sat down in one of the old creaky rocking chairs while I leaned against the door frame.
- The residents then turned to manufacturing rocking chairs, which caught on in the early 1960s, largely thanks to a rumor that Jackie Kennedy had bought one for JFK.
- She even is laughing about falling through the bottom of the rocking chair even though she was worried about injuring herself at the time it happened.
- Looking out Logan Airport's big picture window - in front of which oversized rocking chairs hold teenagers on March Break - I was surprised by the size of this Icelandair craft.
- The wrap-around porch was huge and Cassidy could almost see herself sitting on one of those rocking chairs with a mint julep in her hand.
- Of course, I'd want a big front porch with rocking chairs and maybe a swing.
- The house was traditional though: two stories, rocking chairs on the porch, large windows, green shutters, and a well near the house.
- The over-60 market isn't settling for rocking chairs and front porches.
- The front of the house had a quaint little porch with comfortable wicker rocking chairs and low tables that were always occupied.
- All she needs is the rocking chair in that dormer window where she sits all day long, crocheting and watching the neighbors.
- Can't you imagine us when we're like ninety sitting on rocking chairs on the porch of some retirement home telling wild stories about high school to our grandkids?
- A veranda was furnished with two rocking chairs and a potted plant in need of water and some more sunlight.
- I saw my mother sitting in her wicker rocking chair by the bay window with a book on one armrest and her knitting kit on the other.
- On the front porch were two rocking chairs and a sleeping old hound snoring away in the shade.
- Urban trees are transformed into guitars, cabinets, and rocking chairs, distilling the natural beauty of the urban forest into stylish art.
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