In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1hervidor (de agua) masculinetetera feminine Mexico Andespava feminine Argentinacaldera feminine Uruguay Bolivia
- However, only moments into the performance, the horn began to make a sound like a whistling teakettle, getting louder and louder.
- I should be angry, steaming with the passion of a boiling teakettle.
- It was preceded by the sewing machine, fan, teakettle, and the toaster.
- Lime deposit in teakettles may be removed by a solution of vinegar and water.
- Maude left to tend the teakettle, which was whistling merrily.
- Noises can be so painful that a child may cover their eyes and scream at the sound of a teakettle.
- The kitchen table was set for two, and the teakettle sang from the stovetop.
- When the teakettle let out a whistle, Quinn went to go turn the burner off.
- They were constantly flying airplanes over his house, and playing pranks like boiling water in his teakettle when he was away, trying to drive him insane.
- The muck then sticks to the insides of such things as water heaters, teakettles, and plumbing pipes.
- The water that fills a teakettle miles downstream in a city apartment is a measure of all that has gone on upstream: blizzard and drought, logging and road building, care and neglect.
- A hiss sounds in my ears, like a teakettle left on the stove too long.
- Maralynne poured water from the teakettle into Rowena's cup.
- Time becomes irrelevant, the water in the teakettle boils away, you forget where you are, so focused are you on the work you're doing.
- At least she can just get by on her pension, but when her teakettle burned up last week she couldn't even afford a new one.
- Elise, relieved, tried to vent some of her indignation like a teakettle spouts steam.
- Weston ushered us into the study and produced a small tray with two cups and a teakettle upon it.
- Smiling, I walked over to the stove and started the teakettle.
- In its first office, plugging in the teakettle sometimes brought down the web server.
- The whistle of the teakettle blew and interrupted his musings.
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