In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Aislinn found a spot on the blue settee and the doctor seated himself across from her.
- We chose to sit on a comfortable settee rather than on hard chairs or impractical looking stools.
- She too, remained seated on the settee, waiting for him to answer her.
- An array of leather high-backed chairs and two large settees would certainly make visitors welcome.
- He pointed toward one of the settees across from the windows and then commanded Adam to sit.
- Seated on the edge of her settee, hugging her knees like a nervous child, she waits, listening.
- At first stools, and later chairs and settees, were provided for the gentlemen.
- The set of at least eight chairs, two settees, and four stools was originally in Worsborough Hall in Barnsley, West Riding, Yorkshire.
- There are also golden settees big enough to seat eight adults.
- There were thick green cushions on the settees and rocking chairs.
- Known as the Gentlemen's Cabin, it was an exclusively male preserve, where men could obtain alcoholic refreshments and lounge on settees.
- When she turned, Harry was seated on the settee appearing rather at home.
- He also sprayed her settee and wall-unit with some type of spray that left a white residue.
- I dragged them in front of my bed and sat down on the settee by the window, waiting for Ellie.
- Twelve-year-old Mohammed Ditta sleeps in a hospital bed with his father Mohammed Saleem next to him on a settee.
- Liszt was sitting with Madame Mayendorff on the settee behind me.
- Robert Naylor, 48, tried to deny giving lethal weapons to a friend by claiming he had sold cars, settees and a three-piece suite.
- She saw that the settee was in the middle of the room and the window was opened wider than it had been.
- We've had to send teams around to remove three-seater settees from communal bins.
- Located on three levels with seating on stools, settees and at conventional tables, the place has a modern airy atmosphere.
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