In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Scowling, Sydney reached forward, spun her combination lock free and jerked the small swinging door sharply open.
- She knows from experience that momentum alone will not carry her through the swing door and begins to collect her energies for the determined shove whilst trotting up the steps.
- Dustin cautiously approached the swing door that lead to the girls' bathroom.
- Frantic footsteps pounded down the stairs and the swinging door flew open revealing a harassed-looking teenager with messy brown hair and sharp blue eyes.
- He pushed at a swing door, and the noise boomed out, he walked through.
- I quietly walked up the concrete steps and pushed open the large wooden swing door.
- But when she pushes the swinging door open, she's aghast to find her father sitting at the table, eating some taco chips and reading the newspaper.
- He had just started reading the extensive list of available coffee variations posted against the wall when the swinging door opened and a young man entered.
- Laughing, Adam pushed open the swinging doors of the saloon and followed Ben into the building.
- An officer opened the swinging doors and let her inside the circular court floor.
- Mac pushed the large swinging doors open and led the way into the main kitchen.
- The are seven cubicles in the changing rooms which are sealed by wooden swinging doors and the doors are visible from the central foyer.
- The swinging doors opened and my mom appeared, exhausted.
- One day he spilled some whisky going through a swing door and came back for a refill.
- Quickly, I crashed through a swing door on my left.
- The head doctor opened the swinging doors and came into the hallway.
- On my way out of the polling station, I nipped ahead of a flustered looking woman with a double-wide pushchair in order to hold the swinging door open for her.
- He opened a swinging door into a cluttered backroom.
- She leaned her back against the swing door and pushed it open with her butt.
- ‘This is the kitchen,’ I said holding open a swinging door for her.
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