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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- I put my head on the cool glass of my windowpane and exhale a long breath that I've been holding for a while now.
- They smashed the windowpanes of the cinema, damaged the furniture and ransacked the canteen.
- As evening approached, the rain persisted, streaking the windowpanes and drumming rhythmically against the rooftop.
- I breathed onto the windowpane and watched as some mist appeared on the glass.
- It was beautiful, in the same way that frost etchings on windowpanes are beautiful: cold, ordered, sweeping and vast.
- It didn't take long before the light drew the bugs, a half-dozen butting against the ceiling and lamps and more bouncing off windowpanes.
- The playhouse was positioned on concrete pavers and Lori and Charlie began the tasks of removing years of old paint, replacing boards, and installing new windowpanes.
- In addition, in these houses, many windowpanes were frosted as this was the only type available due to the war.
- The intensity of the heat cracked windowpanes and forced him to flee for his life in the early hours.
- We can already put a 500-pound bomb through a window; will choosing a particular windowpane within the window improve our performance?
- Looters had stolen the furniture, the windowpanes, the electric fixtures.
- On one side there was a row of sturdy wooden tables and upholstered benches, separated by partitions topped with framed semicircular stained-glass windowpanes.
- Outside, rain was pattering against the windowpanes.
- Esseri was waiting in the library, ensconced at her desk in the puddle of sunlight that seeped through the leaded windowpanes.
- Then all is blank; and afterward the rains beat against the grimy windowpanes, or the snows fall upon my scant attire, the wheels rattle in the squalid streets where my life lies in poverty and mean employment.
- Flat, thin leaves of horn were translucent and used for windowpanes in place of glass.
- Sunlight from outside made the ice frosting the windowpanes glow.
- The next snowfall was half-hearted, the brief shower of semi-liquid slush spattering on the windowpanes and freezing when night came again.
- And sometimes when he sat alone in his dark house, listening to the wind shaking the windowpanes, he longed to be rid of the intense solitude that engulfed him.
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