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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- The only thing that helps is cleaning the ear canals with cotton buds heavily soaked in surgical spirit.
- I'd been putting surgical spirit on my feet to toughen the skin, and I ran out of it.
- Perfumes are made in the same way, substituting flower water and surgical spirit or alcohol in place of the base product.
- There are no gloves, needles, cotton wool, or surgical spirit, according to Kortegui.
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