In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I kind of hoped that, as the box grew and plumped out, the line would appear to be less wavy.
- Her wavy brown hair was unkempt as always, and her attire consistently disheveled.
- Her wavy brown hair was messy, tangled, and pulled into a sloppy ponytail at the nape of her neck.
- Her hair, which had been taken out of its braids, lay in wavy locks on her shoulders.
- The spot may be rounded or have a wavy shape and not really enclosing any area.
- He tilted his head lightly to the side, his wavy blonde locks falling sideways from his eyes.
- The reflection pattern is parallel and slightly wavy in the lower part, and becomes increasingly varied in the upper part.
- Also strange, wavy lines called shadow bands can be seen on the Earth's surface.
- The walls were no longer plain stone, but now had several wavy carvings along the middle.
- The reflection of himself was somewhat distorted by the inevitable wavy bumps of the even surface.
- No matter how neatly he combed it, the wavy strands kept sticking out in all directions.
- It made me sick as he ran a hand through her long wavy locks, pressing his lips against hers.
- If the patient is shown graph paper the squares may look distorted and the lines wavy.
- Even seabirds that dive into the jungle of wavy fronds must now look for food elsewhere.
- There were wall hangings on all four walls, with wavy blue and green patterns racing their way down to the floor.
- The floor has to be corrugated, wavy like a barn roof to make it strong since the floor is not bolted to a frame.
- Juveniles are pale with wavy dark bands and sometimes peppered with small dark spots.
- Suppose one wants intimate contact between an elastic solid and a wavy surface.
- At the top of them, two wavy pink ribbons hung down to the sides of her eyes.
- The shell has wavy walls, smooth to the touch and in multiple colours like broken glass.
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