In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1media femininea pair of stockings — unas medias
- the robbers were wearing stocking masks — los ladrones llevaban el rostro cubierto con medias
- She was by no means a classic beauty but was eager to enhance her allure with her power suits and slightly risqué conversation, which included the revelation that she wore stockings and suspender belt.
- Sexy does not have to mean stockings and suspenders or some feeble excuse for a top, with a teeny, weeny micro skirt.
- Sometimes he told her to come to his home wearing stockings and suspenders.
- She wore a gown of purple georgette, silk stockings and high-heeled shoes.
- A murder trial was told that she, wearing stockings and suspenders, bludgeoned him to death while her four-year-old daughter, Amy, played in the garden.
- Other articles were put on, as were petticoats, stockings and fluffy under-skirts.
- She put it on with distaste then pulled on her pale beige silk stockings, hooking them on with garters.
- I have experimented with Suspender Tights, which are tights with all the bits cut out around the top of the leg, so that they are like stockings & suspenders all in one.
- The short, light green dress exposed her stockings and suspenders and her long, slim legs.
- After the corset came stockings, three petticoats, and a pure white overdress.
- She was referring to the picture of myself dressed in a basque, stockings, suspenders and a thong that circulated on everybody's mobile phone.
- Common gifts were jewels, gloves, silk stockings, flowers, garters, handkerchiefs, and paperweights.
- The delicate cycle, which uses a slower and gentler spin intensity, is for laundering lingerie, stockings and other garments that are normally handwashed.
- Women were issued a special page of coupons for one pair of fully fashioned silk stockings every six months.
- Any woman will understand the pure sensual pleasure of silk stockings, or even just really fine denier nylon, if she has ever tried them.
- She was dressed in a suspender belt, stockings and wearing rubber gloves which he liked.
- He adds that the lady was wearing nylons: ‘I tried it with silk stockings, but that didn't give a good rendering at all.’
- The undergarments included stockings, petticoats, drawers, and a corset.
- A Vettriano woman wears stockings and suspenders, never tights.
- Minutes later, the silk stockings and shoes turned up at the hotel and were quickly redirected to the Register Office just in time for the ceremony.
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