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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- On her left wrist she had two black laces like the other one on her right and a white thick sports wristband.
- A craze sweeping the nation is to sport a yellow wristband known as ‘Livestrong’, a trend started by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.
- I took off the wristbands and headband I always wore during practice.
- Then utilize the strap as a necklace or wristband and put it on an hour before the gym, wear it during training, and then remove it one hour after you have completed your workout!
- She wore a white t-shirt and a tennis skirt, and her wristbands lay on the table in front of her.
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- She wore a light blue nightgown with teddy bears on it and black wristbands.
- At the show's end, the sweaty lad in the Brunei Polo Club shirt had pushed his wristband tight up his forearm, as if it were the sleeve of a blazer.
- Kriss changed back into traditional Egyptian clothing; white skirt held by a belt, white top held by a golden collar, wristbands, no sandals today.
- The women wear embroidered white blouses, red wristbands, and heavy dark wraps around their shoulders and skirts.
- The Taiko costume - black shirt and pants, white tabis, black wristbands, a pink sash around the waist, and, for the boys, a pink turban-like headdress - was next to impossible to put on without help.
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