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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- This is a good opportunity to spring-clean rugby's tarnished image.
- When Lennox Morrison, a journalist, wanted to spring-clean her life - changing her weight, her career and even her name - she realised it was no job for a well-meaning amateur.
- Diwali, also considered as the unofficial Indian New Year, is a traditional time for spring-cleaning the home and for wearing new clothes.
- The creatures play an important role in the changing shape and composition of the ocean floor, as they sluggishly spring-clean the seabed.
- In Britain, as in India, the festival is a time for thoroughly spring-cleaning the home and for wearing new clothes and most importantly, decorating buildings with fancy lights.
- I decided the other day when I was spring cleaning the house that I have accumulated far too many things and that a lot of them really have to go.
- In early March of 2002, Miss Natasha Barrow was spring-cleaning her recently purchased flat in Edmonton, North London.
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