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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- Startled by a vehicle, Manny Babbitt ran for cover, and tore through the screen door of the first house he came to.
- Eddie watched from behind the screen door as the insects flew through the air.
- From behind me, I heard low murmurs and the sound of the screen door slapping shut.
- The words were barely out of her mouth before the back screen door slammed shut and the two were off to play.
- I ran up the steps, opened the screen door, then turned the handle to the front door and pushed.
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