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 room she was in was small to say the least, with a bed, a washstand, a chair and table, and a solitary trunk against the wall.
- The saddlebags had been brought from the stables and rested on a wooden bench near the washstand, already patterned with chips of whitewash flaking from the walls.
- It comes complete with a tiny wicker basket full of fruit, a dressing table and a washstand and towel rail.
- At the same time, the washstand, with its bowl and pitcher, jumped forward and turned over.
- The room was pretty much laid out as her own one was - four beds, four chests, four desks and chairs, and a washstand at the far end.
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