In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1lentejuela femininespangles of light — destellos de luz masculine
- Dignity is overrated, especially when surrounded by so much spangle and sequin.
- A galaxy of spangles and silver coins glitters across each back.
- And the costumes: They can't have too many spangles.
- The old boys, who fought for King and far distant country in World War Two, drink their lager beside gay Mardi Gras revellers decked out in more feathers and spangles than you could shake a stick at.
- Tall of body, long of leg, blonde of hair, heavy of spangles, she stepped right out with a megawatt grin and a snappy prance.
- Still, it is now more than 20 years since Abba hung up their spangles.
- You will need two tissues: one to wipe your eyes, and one to mop up the spangle.
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